arms trade

  • April 20, 2011

    Plaid Cymru has said Parliament should be recalled as military action in Libya is in danger of going beyond the original aim of protecting civilians.

  • April 12, 2011

    A demonstration outside the Treasury has called for cuts in military spending, including subsidies for the arms trade, at a time when other areas face severe cutbacks.

  • April 11, 2011

    Colombian journalist Claudia Julieta Duque says that UK government funds are being used to finance a unit of her country's secret security police.

  • April 2, 2011

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade have warned that supplying arms to Libyan rebels will have long-term negative consequences.

  • March 30, 2011

    Millions of people across north Africa and the Middle East have are demonstrating the power of active nonviolence. But British politicians and pundits seem to have learnt no lessons, falling in line behind the bombing of Libya as soon as Cameron announced it. In the face of all the evidence, they are accepting the old assumption that violence works.

  • March 17, 2011

    CAAT has called for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, whose forces are using British-made weapons to suppress pro-democracy protests in Bahrain.

  • March 11, 2011

    The government has been urged to cancel an international arms fair in the wake of public outrage over UK arms sales to the Gaddafi regime in Libya.

  • March 4, 2011

    Following protests over British arms sales to Libya, the police have warned government departments to be prepared for further demonstrations.

  • February 25, 2011

    The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has sparked sharp criticism with his defence of his government's role in selling arms to the Middle East.

  • February 20, 2011

    On Friday 18 February 2011, a former defence minister sat beside me in a Sky News studio and insisted that the Bahraini government is not an oppressive regime. Hours later, Bahraini troops opened fire on unarmed demonstrators.