A focus on sustainable, human security would reinterpret the “first duty” of government in terms of ensuring the security of people in the UK – and, inseparably, of people around the world – from the threats they actually face: most importantly, climate change.
Day three of the #StopDSEI protests saw a morning of back-to-back successful blockades of both entrances to the DSEI site, meaning vehicles carrying weapons and equipment were blocked from getting in.
World military spending is going up, according to data released this week by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the most authoritative and comprehensive international source on military expenditure.1 According to SIPRI, the world total increased by 2.6% in real, inflation-adjusted terms,
A new report "Securing Profits: How the arms lobby is hijacking Europe’s defence policy" by Bram Vranken of the Flemish peace organisation Vredesactie documents the symbiotic relationship between arms industry lobby and the European Union.
CAAT's Ann Feltham reports on arms industry lobbying for EU subsidies, and the campaign to stop it. The European Union had its genesis in the vision of post-World War Two leaders who believed that uniting countries economically would end the bloody wars between European neighbours. Military matters were not part of it, being seen as the province of
Our friends at Arms Dealers on Trial have made this excellent and inspiring film about their attempts to hold arms dealers from the DSEI arms fair to account for the promotion of illegal torture weapons. https://player.vimeo.com/video/122144971
Activist are cycling from London to Burghfield to protest the UK's , as part of protests around the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Here, activist Nikki Ray explains why she's joining the Wheel Stop Trident cycle. A few weeks ago I was invited to join Wheel Stop Trident,
In his book Capitalist Realism: Is There no Alternative? Mark Fisher sharply argues that when it comes to thinking about changing entrenched social norms and priorities our lives have become dominated by an attitude of resignation and fatalism. Fisher’s argument can be easily applied to mainstream discourses around climate change and