Image of seven people, three in front four in back, in front of a court building, holding placards mostly saying "Not Guilty", one also saying "#StopDSEI", another saying "The arms trade is global, so is our resistance, #StopDSEI". Woman at front on left wearing a Palestinian scarf, raising clenched fist and cheering. Court building behind them.

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How Glasgow University is working with the arms industry

Photo from Flickr. In this guest post, David Bloomfield and Claire Dobson from the Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition (GUADC)  examine the links between Glasgow University and the arms trade. Unfortunately this is happening in universities across the UK. As Black Lives Matter protests all over the world draw attention

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What can our group do to support #BlackLivesMatter?

We’ve had questions from folks about how to engage with the issues of police violence and systemic racism raised by the Black Lives Matter movement in their CAAT meetings. This post is written for the white folks in our network, especially white group coordinators, with some reflection questions to ask yourselves when tabling this at

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Coronavirus and the security debate

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shefftim/49708936778/ Photo by Tim Dennell, Flickr In February the Government announced that it was undertaking an Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review. Responding, the Commons' Defence Select Committee invited three military academic experts to give evidence on 10 March. It was business as usual, with no mention of coronavirus or pandemics. What

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Online activism and local groups

https://www.flickr.com/photos/campaignagainstarmstrade/48705680001/ As the UK adjusts to life under lockdown and social distancing measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, local groups and campaigners are taking their work online. Things are difficult right now, but alongside the anxiety and fear there are local and national networks of people connecting, supporting and caring for each other. Meaningful

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Questions for BAE

Weapons manufacturer BAE Systems holds its Annual General Meeting today, but it’s not taking questions from shareholders. We understand why it would want to hide from scrutiny: this is a company with plenty to be ashamed of. But as it continues to profit from violence around the world, we still have #QuestionsforBAE

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