arms trade

  • September 26, 2007

    A US Christian leader has asked a World Council of Churches peacemaking team visiting the United States for assistance to rid his country of the "scourge" of gun violence during the team's September 2007 visit.

  • June 5, 2007

    UCL Provost Malcolm Grant has been presented with a petition signed by over 1,000 staff and students at University College London (UCL) calling on him to sell UCL’s shares in an arms company.

  • June 5, 2007

    Campaigners have welcomed the news that leading academic publisher Reed Elsevier will no longer organise arms fairs.

  • May 9, 2007

    Every year the Campagine Against Arms Trade Christian Network holds a day of prayer to coincide with Stop the Arms Trade Week.

  • April 19, 2007

    Symon Hill urges Christians and others to recognize Britain’s arms sales as the moral and political equivalent of the slave trade, to work for their abolition and to pressurise BAE.

  • April 17, 2007

    Academics, medics and students will demonstrate outside the Annual General Meeting of Reed Elsevier in London today, urging the company to end its arms fairs.

  • February 26, 2007

    The High Court has today ordered BAE Systems to produce a sworn affidavit divulging how they obtained a confidential and legally privileged document belonging to campaigners.

  • February 13, 2007

    A major charitable trust has disposed of a £2 million shareholding in the company Reed Elsevier, because of its concerns over the company's involvement in promoting arms sales, reports Quaker Peace and Social Witness - part of the Society of Friends in the UK.

  • December 5, 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that the publication of the UK government's White Paper (formal legislative proposal) on replacement of the controversial Trident nuclear weapons programme should not be used to close down the debate - but to open it up around recognised issues of major concern.

  • November 21, 2006

    Tony Blair has been urged not to curtail fraud investigations into BAE Systems, following claims that the Saudi royal family wants them stopped.