The UK sells arms to over 100 countries across the globe, including manyabusive regimes, or those in conflict, even selling arms to both sides The official justification for the Government’s unquestioning support for the arms trade is that it is vital to safeguard “national security”. CAAT’s
A worker for a company that produces arms in the South West of England shares his views about his experience and the potential of renewable energies. A BAE apprentice at the Farnborough Arms Fair.
You may have heard that the troubled Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, Britain's newest fighter jet, failed to turn up at this summer's Farnborough Air Show after an engine fire occurred in one of its production models. This incident once again brought to the fore long-standing
Protesters take to the streets of Newport When NATO defence ministers dine together aboard HMS Duncan later this week, arms companies will be rubbing their hands in glee as we, the public, continue to underwrite the cost of their promotion.
The crisis in Ukraine is fast escalating into a civil and proxy war. Over 150 people have died in clashes between Ukrainian Soldiers and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, many of them civilians. In the bloodiest incident, more than 30 people were killed in Odessa when Neo-Nazis set fire to a trade union building. Most
Referendum poster: "Security first! Yes to Gripen on 18 May" Many European governments have used the situation in the Ukraine as justification to increase military spending. But only in Switzerland do people have a direct say in their country's military policy. And the signal that the Swiss people sent out last
Dear Prime Minister We are writing with respect to the National Security Strategy (NSS) review and the Defence and Security Review (DSR), both of which are scheduled to be published following the 2015 General Election. We do so in light of
Photo by Jayel Aheram The latest world military expenditure figures show that spending is an enormous $1.75 trillion. One of the nations continuing to spend the most is the UK, which plans to spend £38 billion in 2014/15. This shows the backwards priorities of a government that is