arms trade

  • November 8, 2010

    The activist comedian Mark Thomas has praised Palestinian Christians for their role in the growth of nonviolent resistance to Israeli occupation.

  • November 5, 2010

    As arms companies target university careers fairs, they may be hoping that the economic situation will encourage graduates to work for them. But a wave of student protests have broken out at graduate recruitment events across the UK, suggesting that students are more unwilling than ever to use their skills in the service of a trade that fuels war and perpetuates poverty.

  • November 4, 2010

    The week before he visits Indonesia, US President Brrack Obama has been urged to end military assistance to the country’s oppressive government.

  • November 2, 2010

    It’s highly appropriate that my colleague Symon Hill should be addressing the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues next Wednesday, the day befo

  • October 20, 2010

    Attempts by the arms giant BAE Systems to recruit graduates to their business were met by a series of protests at a major careers fair in central London.

  • October 14, 2010

    A careers fair in Edinburgh was closed down last week after the organisers' decision to invite BAE Systems to the event triggered a protest by students.

  • October 6, 2010

    We have just passed the 75th anniversary of Mussolini's invasion of Abyssinia. The invasion began on 3 October 1935, prompting pacifists and other campaigners in Britain to call for an arms embargo on Italy.

  • October 1, 2010

    Amnesty International has expressed grave concern about weapons used by UK police that have not gone through the Home Office weapons testing and approval process.

  • September 29, 2010

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) have welcomed Ed Miliband's first speech as Labour Party leader and urged him to stick to his views on Trident.

  • September 22, 2010

    Christian Concern For Our Nation (CCFON) launched a new campaign yesterday (21 September) entitled “Not Ashamed”. It aims to encourage Christians to “stand up for Jesus Christ in public life”.

    I am not ashamed to be a Christian active in public life, but I will not be wearing one of the “Not Ashamed” badges. This is because the campaign aims to encourage only a certain sort of Christian to engage in particular forms of public life.