The aim is to build networks of solidarity in opposition to the arms trade, to explore forms of academic practice that don’t stop at the university walls, and to directly disrupt the setup of the arms fair. Blurring lines between theory and practice, academics from a range of disciplines will gather at this event to
The idea of Europe's biggest arms company running a school may seems like something out of an Orwellian nightmare. However, it may be about to happen in Barrow, Cumbria, where BAE Systems is on the verge of taking over the faltering Furness Academy.
Why is arms company BAE Systems encouraging schoolchildren to play with LEGO? The company wants children to develop the skills it needs for developing high-tech weapons platforms, and has hit upon LEGO's programmable robot kits called Mindstorms as a fun way to get kids interested.