arms trade

  • 6 Oct 2011

    Welcome to the parallel universe of David Cameron. It is a world in which the Tories stand up for the poor, lead the fight against dictatorship and stop people from being given benefits on demand. It is a world that exists in a conference hall in Manchester this week, in a few daily papers the rest of the time, and in the less well-informed parts of the right-wing blogosphere. It has nothing in common with the world that most of us live in.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    I don’t claim to be an expert at making political predictions. Some of my predictions have been woefully off-course. But yesterday (26 September) I made what must surely be the most precise political prediction of my life.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    This week, I spoke about the arms trade at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party annual conference. I urged the Labour Party to move away from the enthusiasm for the arms trade that it has shown in the past and take a stand against the influence of arms companies within government.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    Shadow Trade Minister Wilf Stevenson has said it is "completely bonkers" that the Ministry of Defence lobbies for the interests of private arms companies.

  • 26 Sep 2011

    Ekklesia associate director Symon Hill is speaking at a lunchtime Labour Party conference fringe meeting in Liverpool today, sponsored by the Christian Socialist Movement.

  • 16 Sep 2011

    Christian students have joined protests at the London arms fair this week, ranging from lobbying MPs to a nonviolent blockade of the arms fair entrance.

  • 14 Sep 2011

    MPs from the six main parties in parliament are calling for an end to the sale of weapons and military equipment to all authoritarian regimes.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    The National Gallery called in the police to remove nonviolent campaigners who objected to an evening reception for visitors to the London arms fair.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    The London arms fair has opened to a storm of controversy, with protests outside Parliament, the offices of arms companies and at the gates to the event itself.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, however much time you’ve got, you can help to tackle the arms fair today. The most important thing you can do is simply to speak out by telling someone about the fair and why you oppose it.