campaign against arms trade

  • October 14, 2011

    Foreign Secretary William Hague has been accused of failing to respond adequately to criticism of arms sales to repressive regimes in the Middle East and north Africa.

  • September 27, 2011

    I don’t claim to be an expert at making political predictions. Some of my predictions have been woefully off-course. But yesterday (26 September) I made what must surely be the most precise political prediction of my life.

  • September 27, 2011

    This week, I spoke about the arms trade at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party annual conference. I urged the Labour Party to move away from the enthusiasm for the arms trade that it has shown in the past and take a stand against the influence of arms companies within government.

  • September 27, 2011

    Shadow Trade Minister Wilf Stevenson has said it is "completely bonkers" that the Ministry of Defence lobbies for the interests of private arms companies.

  • September 16, 2011

    Christian students have joined protests at the London arms fair this week, ranging from lobbying MPs to a nonviolent blockade of the arms fair entrance.

  • September 13, 2011

    The National Gallery called in the police to remove nonviolent campaigners who objected to an evening reception for visitors to the London arms fair.

  • September 13, 2011

    The London arms fair has opened to a storm of controversy, with protests outside Parliament, the offices of arms companies and at the gates to the event itself.

  • September 11, 2011

    Christians in the UK are marking the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre with a Day of Prayer against the arms trade.

  • September 9, 2011

    The UK government appears to be withholding information on the countries issued with official invitations to next week's London arms fair.

  • September 8, 2011

    On Tuesday (13 September), one of the world’s largest arms fairs will open in London. The London arms fair – known euphemistically as Defence & Security International (DSEi) – will see some of the world’s most vicious regimes and active warmongers send delegations to London to view arms and make deals.