Category - arms trade

  • November 12, 2013

    The UK government’s cuts to spending on public services are for ideological reasons, not just because of the deficit. In a speech at the lord mayor’s banquet in the Guildhall, Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to build “a leaner, more efficient state. We need to do more with less. Not just now, but permanently.”

  • October 3, 2013

    Last week, I appeared in court – alongside Chris Wood, Dan Woodhouse, Chloe Skinner and James Clayton – charged under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act. We had knelt in prayer in one of the entrances to the London arms fair on 10th September.

  • September 24, 2013

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is among the supporters of five Christians facing trial for disrupting an arms fair.

  • September 22, 2013

    If you’re one of the few people who keeps a regular eye on my blog (and if so, you’re much appreciated!), you’ll have noticed that I haven’t posted anything here for several weeks.

  • September 11, 2013

    Five Christians are to face trial after peacefully blocking one of the entrances to the London arms fair earlier this week.

  • September 10, 2013

    While Anglican priests have been prominent among those opposing the DSEi arms fair in London this week (9-14 September 2013), the largest of its kind in the world, the official silence from the Church of England has been deafening.

  • September 10, 2013

    London Mayor Boris Johnson has been roundly condemned for his "feeble" defence of London hosting an arms fair peddling weapons to dictators.

  • September 10, 2013

    Five Christians have been arrested for successfully blockading the Custom House entrance in London at an arms fair supplying weapons to repressive regimes.

  • September 8, 2013

    Christians have taken part in prayers and worship on the road to a London arms fair, despite attempts by police to stop the act of witness going ahead.

  • September 8, 2013

    Protesters against the arms trade have partially blockaded a UK military fair which is hosting the armers of Syria's Assad regime, among others known for gross violations of human rights.