2021 marks 10 years of citizens’ revolt against autocratic regimes in the Middle East and the latest phase in a long history of the UK manoeuvring in the region to further its own economic and military interests.
UK has licensed at least £218 million worth of arms to Egypt since the 2011 uprising Licences include small arms, ammunition and armoured vehicles. UK has also provided police and military training Today marks 10 years since ‘day of anger’ that marked start of Egyptian uprising Campaign Against Arms Trade has called
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
New SIPRI arms transfers data shows small overall increase in global trade, but huge increase in sales to the Middle East. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) yesterday releasedits latest data on the global
This September, thousands of people took part in two weeks of effective action against the DSEI arms fair, but we were acting for millions more across the UK. One thing we always have to remember is that public opinion is firmly on our side and that the overwhelming majority of people
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
British made tear gas used in Egypt- photo by Omar Robert Hamilton This September's DSEI arms fair will once again give authoritarian governments and dictatorships the opportunity to stock up on what is fast becoming the weapon of choice for repressive regimes- tear gas. Some of the world's leading
In the year after the revolution in Egypt began in January 2001, those calling for democracy were put through military trials, tortured and killed. Yet the UK continued arming the regime. In January 2012 we delivered a petition of over 7,000 signatures to the Foreign Office before joining a vigil outside the Egyptian Embassy,