Thank you for every petition you signed, every gift you gave, every action you took part in this year. Here are some of the year’s highlights in our fight together for a more just and peaceful world. Reasons to feel hopeful in 2020 1. CAAT win at the Court of Appeal Campaigners celebrate
In October 2019, Turkish forces invaded Northern Syria. This followed the decision of the US Government to remove its presence from the area. There were reports of civilians being killed right from the start of operations. The US had been allied with Kurdish forces, who led the campaign against ISIL in the region,
On Tuesday 3rd May, Sisters Against the Arms Trade blockaded an MBDA missile factory in Henlow, Bedfordshire, occupying the factory for 10 hours and closing production for the day. The action, which took place six months on from the first UK airstrikes in Syria and as the Assad regime intensifies its attacks on Aleppo,
William Hague's record of promoting conflict is at odds with his posing at the recent Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
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
Despite its family-friendly weekend airshow that attracts around 100,000 visitors, when I visited Farnborough the order of the day was definitely business. The train was packed with suits discussing business deals and their schedules for the day. Although many of the delegates would have been engaged in civil aviation, there is a very large military
The Natural History Museum is not the most obvious place to have an anti-arms trade protest - but then again it's not the most obvious place to have the official welcome reception for an arms fair either. Yet it was under
I never thought I'd be asking such a question of an institution that has inspired me since my childhood. Yet here we are: the Natural History Museum has confirmed it will host the official welcome reception for Farnborough International on 9 July. As arms dealers