Friday, November 7, 2014

Why the Remembrance Day red poppy is not what it seems


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7 November 2014
Dear No Glory supporter
Many people are realising the red poppy is not what it seems

It’s been hijacked by arms companies, promoters of militarism and sanitisers of war.
  • Lockheed Martin (the world’s largest arms company) sponsored last week’s Poppy Rocks Ball, while Thales (those nice folk who bring you drones) have joined London mayor Boris Johnson in a big Red Poppy billboard at Westminster. See
  • Incredibly, the official poppy appeal video has the cheek to take a classic anti-war song – and strip out its anti-war message. See
  • The Guardian's art critic Jonathan Jones triggered orchestrated fury by noting the Tower of London poppy display is trite, pretty and meaningless. See and

Meanwhile the white poppy grows ever stronger
  • Anti-war veterans will carry a white poppy wreath on Remembrance SundaySee
  • More and more people choose to remember the dead of the First World War with this symbol of peace. See
  • So many people ordered white poppies from No Glory that we were unable to satisfy the demand. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience.
  • If you can’t find a white poppy through the Peace Pledge Union ( or a local peace group, then consider making your own – glue two overlapping pieces of white paper, each with four circular petals. Write Peace in green in the middle and fashion a stalk out of green garden wire.

Book tickets for our special London benefit on Thursday 27 November
Join us for a great night of song and story, with Robb Johnson performing his wonderful Gentle Men song cycle, which The Guardian called a "folk classic" and Billy Bragg says is "a wonderful mixture of the political and personal". This benefit performance for No Glory will be introduced by writer A.L. Kennedy. Tickets £10 / £8 including an interval glass of wine. Book here:

Have a listen to a fine new song about Remembrance Day
By Vincent Burke with a stunning video to accompany it which is a timeline of all Britain's wars over the past 100 years.  See
Vincent will be playing it for Veterans Against War on Remembrance SundaySee

Don’t forget our big debate on 6 December at the Imperial War Museum
Two historians, Sir Hew Strachan and Dr Neil Faulkner, author of No Glory's best-selling pamphlet, The Real History of the First World War, will debate whether Britain should have entered the First World War. More details and to book here:

Check out other events around the country at our website
Our events list is updated regularly. Upcoming events include Norwich Stop The War special event on Saturday 8 November, and an Alternative World War 1 Day School in Manchester on Saturday 15 November.  Please let us know about anything you’re organising.  Events calendar:

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