arms sales

  • November 12, 2014

    Despite, or perhaps because of, its history of war profiteering, the arms industry has only been too happy to exploit the legacy of those who have died in conflicts and to brazenly associate itself with their annual memorials, write Andrew Smith and Matthew Burnett-Stuart of Campaign Against Arms Trade.

  • February 3, 2014

    Today (3 February 2014) five Christian peace activists go on trial at Stratford Magistrates’ Court in East London. They are charged with aggravated trespass. One of the five is Symon Hill, a writer, researcher and activist who is also an Ekklesia associate, assisting us with several areas of work. He was formerly a directorial colleague for a period.

  • January 23, 2014

    The trial of Christian activists who caused a huge blockage of arms dealers trying to enter the DSEi military equipment show in London in September 2013 will take place on the 3 and 4 February 2014 at Stratford Magistrates Court.

  • November 18, 2013

    Despite mounting concerns about human rights abuses, David Cameron continues to promote UK weapons sales in the Gulf States

  • September 10, 2013

    While Anglican priests have been prominent among those opposing the DSEi arms fair in London this week (9-14 September 2013), the largest of its kind in the world, the official silence from the Church of England has been deafening.

  • September 10, 2013

    London Mayor Boris Johnson has been roundly condemned for his "feeble" defence of London hosting an arms fair peddling weapons to dictators.

  • September 1, 2013

    Months after the country's civil war began, the UK allowed firms to sell chemicals to Syria capable of being used to make nerve gas, says the Daily Record today.

  • August 30, 2013

    The UK parliament has prudently rejected Prime Minister David Cameron’s call to join in military action in Syria which would almost certainly have been unlawful. While tough measures are needed, vigilante ‘justice’ contrary to international law could have catastrophic consequences. A US attack is still likely.

  • June 14, 2013

    Far from leading to a swift overthrow of the Assad regime in Syria, US arming of rebel groups will "make the suffering and bloodshed worse".

  • May 6, 2013

    A British arms sales team from the UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation has been promoting weapons exports to Bahrain.