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It’s all happening in September

September 2017 is a key month for those seeking to end the arms trade. There are just so many, and such varied, opportunities to highlight the dire consequences of the trade in death and destruction and move towards ending it.

Image of Yemen destruction, saying the UK approved £7.7 million of arms sales to Saudi Arabia every single day since it started bombing Yemen Blogs

Stop Arming Saudi: decision time

This Thursday Campaign Against Arms Trade will be in the High Court challenging the Government’s decision to keep arming Saudi Arabia. The hearing will determine if a judicial review will be granted to consider whether UK arms sales to Saudi are in violation of domestic and European arms export law.

Blogs

UK must stop arming Israel

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

Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly Blogs

“The affair stinks but it doesn’t stink enough….”

Damning words from Judge Stefan Apostol. He was speaking in a courtroom in Vienna, at the conclusion of a corruption trial. Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly. He's laughing but we're not - and nor are the Austrian judiciary. Although the trial received almost no publicity in the UK, the individual on trial and

Blogs

BAE – getting away with paying peanuts

A giant Dick Olver, chairman of BAE, paying peanuts BAE managed to escape with a fine of £500,000 plus costs in court today. Its plea bargain (worth £30 million) to end years of corruption investigations was structured so poorly that if the court fined more, this would be

CAAT outside court Blogs

BAE – guilty not only of “accounting errors”?

We braved the snow to demonstrate outside BAE's court hearing Will a giant Dick Olver get away with paying peanuts? Sub-zero temperatures didn't deter us from voicing our anger outside court today. Arms company BAE was inside and set to get away with paying utter peanuts: buying an

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