Waging peace in an era of militarisation

Shifting Grounds

Published 11th November 2014

[UPDATE August 2015: Site no longer available]

Published on Remembrance Day, Molly argues that the militarisation of society has become normalised and that war and its thousands of victims have become part of the scenery of our lives.  She suggests there is a risk that the red poppy itself, that poignant symbol of loss and respect, is being hijacked by a particular interpretation of what it means to be patriotic.