arms trade

  • May 30, 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.

  • May 13, 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.

  • May 11, 2011

    Campaigners will attned the Spirit of Summer Fair in London this weekend to highlight the fact that the owners, Clarion Events, are also involved in the arms trade.

  • May 10, 2011

    The Student Christian Movement is appalled by suggestions that elite universities should be allowed to sell off super-expensive places to wealthy students.

  • May 4, 2011

    The chairman of BAE Systems has said he is happy to continue selling arms to Saudi Arabia, although they have been used to suppress peaceful protests in Bahrain.

  • 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 10, 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.