campaign against arms trade

  • May 2, 2012

    Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the BAE Systems Annual General Meeting. Shareholders were today (2 May) welcomed into the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, to be greeted by plush carpets, free coffee and glamorous posters featuring BAE staff saying how great it is to work for one of the world’s largest arms dealers (they don’t quite put it quite like that).

  • May 2, 2012

    The chairman of arms giant BAE Systems has refused to rule out selling arms to the Saudi government even if the country uses them to put down peaceful protests.

  • May 2, 2012

    The government have published a report on regimes that abuse human rights just as statistics reveal the same regimes have bought British weapons.

  • April 29, 2012

    The Quaker who disrupted Business Secretary Vince Cable's speech to a conference of arms dealers has defended his protest as “an act of witness to the truth”

  • April 26, 2012

    A Quaker has interrupted a speech by Business Secretary Vince Cable to deliver his own impromptu speech against the government’s support for the arms industry.

  • April 19, 2012

    Two of the leading candidates for Mayor of London have pledged to use their powers to prevent the London arms fair taking place again if they are elected.

  • April 12, 2012

    David Cameron has included arms dealers in his delegation as he tours Asia, saying he is happy to sell arms to countries including Indonesia.

  • April 11, 2012

    The thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War took a bizarre twist this week. It emerged that the UK is still demanding repayment from the Argentine government for money they borrowed in 1979 – with which they bought weapons to invade the Falklands.

  • January 11, 2012

    NGOs that monitor the arms trade say the European Union's latest report on arms exports was deliberately released without publicity at a quiet time of the year.

  • January 2, 2012

    2012 will see the UK government sending arms sales delegations to countries who use violent repression against protestors