Category - arms trade

  • September 8, 2011

    On Tuesday (13 September), one of the world’s largest arms fairs will open in London. The London arms fair – known euphemistically as Defence & Security International (DSEi) – will see some of the world’s most vicious regimes and active warmongers send delegations to London to view arms and make deals.

  • September 8, 2011

    The London Chamber of Commerce have been accused of running scared from public opinion after moving a seminar for arms dealers to an undisclosed location.

  • September 7, 2011

    A coalition of NGOs, local residents and faith groups has announced a wave of protests as one of the world's largest arms fairs takes place in London.

  • August 31, 2011

    Representatives of the arms industry and UK government are to speak at a seminar that extols the sale of arms to repressive regimes in the Middle East.

  • August 25, 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.

  • August 16, 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.

  • August 14, 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.

  • August 12, 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.

  • August 10, 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.

  • July 19, 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.