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Day three of the #StopDSEI protests saw a morning of back-to-back successful blockades of both entrances to the DSEI site, meaning vehicles carrying weapons and equipment were blocked from getting in.
Activists raise questions at Rolls Royce' AGM This morning a group of peace activists from Sheffield used Rolls Royce' AGM as a chance to challenge the board about their involvement with the development and production of propulsion systems for Trident submarines. The activists highlighted the fact that power of a Trident submarine
The British government actively promotes the Eurofighter Typhoon to foreign governments. This scene comes from the Farnborough arms fair in 2012. The fringe issue of arms export criteria became headline news today (17 July), with The Independent’s splash on an "‘arms for dictators" scandal. A parliamentary
Britain's largest science and engineering fair for young people, which took place last month, was sponsored and supported by a total of five major arms companies, including the world's third largest weapons manufacturer, BAE Systems. As part of the deal, the arms companies enjoy a stand at the fair, from which they can promote themselves
David Cameron has just returned from yet another overseas trade mission – this time to India. It's been billed as the largest UK trade mission ever, with over 100 delegates – government ministers, MPs, "leaders of industry", university grandees and assorted hangers-on. In the name of cementing trade ties we have seen Cameron playing cricket,
Why did Lord Green take the Trade Minister post when he clearly had problems with the ethics of arms sales? Kaye Stearman ruminates on ethics, religion and arms sales. What started out green, then rapidly turned yellow, white and red?. No, it's not a chameleon. It's the new UK Trade Minister. Why? Well, he is called Green, quickly turned yellow, waved
Barnaby Pace writes On Thursday 15 January a group of Warwick University students, in opposition to the arms trade and in solidarity with Gaza, protested at a recruitment event run by BAE and Warwick University Careers Service. Why BAE? Is it especially unethical? Just look at their record. BAE is the third largest arms manufacturer