Category - arms trade

  • 25 Aug 2011

    The Greenbelt Christian festival this weekend will feature a Peace Zone run by a network of twenty-two Christian organisations committed to active nonviolence.

  • 15 Aug 2011

    Homophobia, nonviolent direct action, the politics of the Bible and the gap between rich and poor have been on the agenda at a gathering of Christian students.

  • 14 Aug 2011

    Christian communities in the UK are expected to take part in a Day of Prayer four weeks today, when one of the world's largest arms fairs opens in London.

  • 12 Aug 2011

    Right-wing columnists are having a field day in the wake of the riots, demonising single parents, benefit recipients and working class people generally. To be consistent in condemning looting, we should criticise not only the rioters but the wealthy bankers and politicians who are looting our society.

  • 10 Aug 2011

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, appeared on Radio 4 this morning (10 August) and was asked about the underlying causes of the recent riots. He attributed them to a “sense of entitlement” among young people who were showing the effects of a lack of discipline in school.

  • 19 Jul 2011

    Multinational arms firm BAE Systems was grilled by MPs over the methods by which it proposes to pay almost £30 million to the people of Tanzania.

  • 24 Jun 2011

    Campaign Against Arms Trade is seeking judicial review of the UK government's failure to revoke any licences for arms exports to repressive Saudi Arabia.

  • 6 Jun 2011

    The Prime Minister has been urged to cut military spending, nuclear weapons and arms trade subsidies as an alternative to cuts in education.

  • 30 May 2011

    Multinational arms firm BAE Systems were forced to abandon attempts to run a workshop at the University of Manchester last week amidst a series of protests.

  • 13 May 2011

    Earlier this week, the universities minister David Willetts rushed to deny suggestions that the government would allow elite universities to sell off super-expensive extra places to wealthy students. But the furore led to another proposal receiving very little attention - the suggestion that private companies and charities should be allowed to fund their own university places.