The UK supported repression in Bahrain in 2011 with weapons sales, which continued even after the violent repression of protests. Even though the human rights situation has deteriorated in Bahrain in the decade since, the UK continues to bolster the regime with military and political support.
Security and Policing is an annual event organised by the UK government’s Home Office and the arms industry trade body, ADS. But it is clear that there is no consideration for the security of people, rather this event is a clear example of promoting ‘security’ for government and state officials, and the corporations they work
Owen from Greater Rushmoor Against War speaks out about the arms fair happening right on their doorstep- and tells you how you can support the campaign and the Day of Action on March 28th. Follow the Greater Rushmoor Against War group on Facebook and Twitter. If you wanted evidence of just how
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Deception in High Places by Nicholas Gilby In this blog anti arms trade writer and campaigner Nicholas Gilby, author of Deception in High Places - A History of Bribery In Britain's Arms Trade, analyses misconceptions about the arms trade treaty. The Arms Trade Treaty came into force on
Protesters take to the streets of Newport When NATO defence ministers dine together aboard HMS Duncan later this week, arms companies will be rubbing their hands in glee as we, the public, continue to underwrite the cost of their promotion.
Protesters occupy Elbit Systems factory in Birmingham Last month Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, pronounced on Russia's support for separatists in Ukraine: “They have been supplying them, they have been supporting them... They cannot deny their responsibility for the acts that these people are carrying out." He is right, but
It was billed as the “auction of dreams”- but Liberal Democrats arriving for their spring fundraiser in Twickenham were met by protesters with placards, Vince Cable masks and some uncomfortable truths. With Baroness Shirley Williams attending as the after dinner speaker and guests including Greg Dyke, Lord Oakshott and Geoff Pope it must
Activists joined arms dealers and security men for a black tie dinner at the London Hilton Hotel After last year's fun and games, we didn't expect to be welcomed into the annual ADS dinner at the London