campaign against arms trade

  • February 6, 2010

    The Serious Fraud Office has triggered outrage by reaching a “plea bargain” with the arms company BAE Systems. BAE have admitted to two criminal charges and agreed to pay over £280 million, but will not face court.

  • February 2, 2010

    In a potential breakthrough, a former agent of the arms company BAE Systems has been charged with corruption offences. The news has been welcomed by the Campaign Against Arms Trade, who say that the truth must come out in court.

  • January 18, 2010

    An arms company and a military garrison are both facing criticism after seeking to present themselves as ethical by signing up to the 10:10 climate change campaign. They have pledged to cut carbon emissions by ten per cent during 2010.

  • December 15, 2009

    Employees of the arms company Lockheed Martin experienced a surprise seasonal visit when activists turned up in festive costume to sing “updated” carols. The singers focused on the company's role in making nuclear weapons.

  • November 13, 2009

    The head of the multinational arms company BAE Systems has provoked criticism with a dismissive comment about the Haddon-Cave Report into the deaths of 14 members of the UK armed forces in a Nimrod aircraft.

  • November 3, 2009

    Dick Olver, head of the multinational arms company BAE Systems, will focus on ethics when delivering the Mountbatten Memorial Lecture next week. The news has been met with a mixture of derision and outrage.

  • November 1, 2009

    The arms trade is undermining democracy in countries around the globe, according to Andrew Feinstein, a former MP in South Africa, who was nicknamed “Mr Clean” by the media for his determination to investigate corruption.

  • October 29, 2009

    The close relationship between arms companies and the UK government is again under scrutiny following a damning report into the crash of a Nimrod aircraft in Afghanistan in 2006 , which caused the deaths of 14 people.

  • October 12, 2009

    The South African politician Andrew Feinstein, well-known for his struggles against corruption and the arms industry, has been announced as the key speaker at a major gathering of anti-arms trade activists in the UK later this month.

  • October 1, 2009

    The news that BAE will be prosecuted shouldn't be such a surprise. In a fair world, it would be normal. But fairness is not a quality that has ever applied to BAE, a company that has spent years using its influence to avoid facing justice.