arms trade

  • 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 28, 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.

  • September 20, 2010

    Arms companies including BAE Systems are facing sharp criticism for the growth of robotic weapons that allow operators to kill people thousands of miles away.

  • September 9, 2010

    Arms firm BAE is facing embarrassment after announcing the loss of 1,000 jobs. BAE had defended a recent arms deal with India by saying it would protect UK jobs.

  • September 8, 2010

    Campaign against Arms Trade has asked the Labour leadership candidates where they stand on arms trade issues.

  • September 6, 2010

    A group of campaigners have said they were planning to attempt a citizen’s arrest of Tony Blair at his London book signing, which has now been cancelled.

  • September 1, 2010

    I thought that Tony Blair had lost the ability to shock me. But within a few seconds of picking up his newly published memoirs today, I realised I was mistaken.