Category - arms trade

  • June 29, 2015

    A coalition of Christian campaigners have called for the Church of England to stop facilitating arms trade events.

  • June 29, 2015

    Pope Francis last week attacked the “duplicity” of those who profit from the arms trade but “call themselves Christian”.

  • May 8, 2015

    As I write, it is unclear whether the Conservatives will have an overall majority. If not, I suspect they will try to rule as a minority government, although they may try some sort of deal.

  • March 27, 2015

    A group of cyclists have set off from London this morning, calling on the government to cut weapons, not public services.

  • March 9, 2015

    The UK's involvement in the global arms trade, its role in the world and Trident are some of the issues explored in a new General Election Briefing from Pax Christi and other Christian peace groups.

  • January 25, 2015

    What is security?

    If your family is going hungry because your benefits have been cut, security might mean knowing that you have enough to eat. But Prime Minister David Cameron wants to make you secure by renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system at a cost of £100 billion.

  • December 22, 2014

    On 24 December 2014 an international law to regulate the global trade in armaments and ammunition enters into force.

  • December 16, 2014

    Edinburgh CAAT (Campaign Against Arms Trade) is taking action to challenge the Scottish capital city's International Science Festival's arms company sponsorship.

  • November 12, 2014

    Despite, or perhaps because of, its history of war profiteering, the arms industry has only been too happy to exploit the legacy of those who have died in conflicts and to brazenly associate itself with their annual memorials, write Andrew Smith and Matthew Burnett-Stuart of Campaign Against Arms Trade.

  • August 30, 2014

    Do they expect us to believe it all again? With weary familiarity, I have been reading the government’s claims that we face a heightened “terror threat”. UK governments have been making this claim every so often since 2001. It is usually followed by a fresh restriction of civil liberties or the departure of British troops to yet another war zone.