campaign against arms trade

  • 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 12, 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 3, 2012

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

  • November 28, 2011

    The UK government is demanding payment from Egypt for money loaned to Mubarak to help him to buy weapons. The money is claimed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), a secretive unit of Vince Cable's Department for Business. It has a habit of backing arms deals and fossil fuels and creating unjust debt.

  • October 14, 2011

    It’s happened at last. Liam Fox, one of the most gung-ho militarists ever to occupy the post of Defence Secretary, has returned to the backbenches. All the excuses and half-truths his supporters could come up with have not saved him. But his departure will be largely pointless if we don’t learn a great deal from the Werrity scandal.