Category - arms trade

  • April 19, 2012

    Two of the leading candidates for Mayor of London have pledged to use their powers to prevent the London arms fair taking place again if they are elected.

  • April 15, 2012

    Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has condemned David Cameron's latest arms sales trip to Asia, especially his attempts to sell more weapons to Indonesia

  • April 12, 2012

    David Cameron has included arms dealers in his delegation as he tours Asia, saying he is happy to sell arms to countries including Indonesia.

  • April 11, 2012

    The thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War took a bizarre twist this week. It emerged that the UK is still demanding repayment from the Argentine government for money they borrowed in 1979 – with which they bought weapons to invade the Falklands.

  • April 3, 2012

    After July 2012, arms used to commit atrocities and serious crimes may become harder to buy, and harder to sell internationally.

  • January 31, 2012

    Amnesty International has criticised the UK’s decision to export tear gas to Bahrain where multiple deaths have been caused as a result of its use by security forces.

  • January 11, 2012

    NGOs that monitor the arms trade say the European Union's latest report on arms exports was deliberately released without publicity at a quiet time of the year.

  • January 10, 2012

    An arms trade protester arrested at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in September will go on trial next week

  • January 2, 2012

    2012 will see the UK government sending arms sales delegations to countries who use violent repression against protestors

  • November 28, 2011

    The UK government is demanding payment from Egypt for money loaned to Mubarak to help him to buy weapons. The money is claimed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), a secretive unit of Vince Cable's Department for Business. It has a habit of backing arms deals and fossil fuels and creating unjust debt.