CAAT protests continuing arms sales to Bahrain. CAAT protesters outside BIS Since the New Year, at least ten people have been killed by security forces in Bahrain. Three were killed in custody. Others suffocated on tear gas, which has been fired into people's homes where they can't escape. We have
The UK government should go beyond the call for an Olympic truce and take steps to end the arms trade says Kaye Stearman. It's good to see the UK government leading the call for a worldwide truce during the 2012 London Olympics. UK
How shameless is the government's arms sales unit? Even as ordinary people across the Middle East are laying down their lives in the struggle for democracy, UKTI DSO organises a seminar to help arms companies to sell weapons to the repressive regimes of the region. The event was called Middle East: A vast market
It’s easy to lose hope when facing down such huge monsters as the global arms trade. But the AIDEX story shows that popular protest and people power can, and does, work.
Jim McCluskey, who lives in Vince Cable's constituency asks: As a Liberal Democrat MP Vince Cable supported the call to end government support for arms exports; what's he doing now he's trade minister responsible for the arms industry? The international arms trade fuels the World’s wars. This is essentially a criminal activity which
"Am I not a man and a brother" – anti-slavery image Henry Boddington explores the parallels between the slave trade and the arms trade and explains why ending the arms trade should be a priority for today's world. In 1769 the slave, James Somersett was brought to England. He was
Rhiannon Rees reports on Kingston Peace Council's vigil outside Vince Cable's constituency office Vince Cable talks to the protesters On Friday 18 March I joined constituents of Vince Cable who were lobbying him at his constituency office in Twickenham to end government support for arms exports to repressive
Why did Lord Green take the Trade Minister post when he clearly had problems with the ethics of arms sales? Kaye Stearman ruminates on ethics, religion and arms sales. What started out green, then rapidly turned yellow, white and red?. No, it's not a chameleon. It's the new UK Trade Minister. Why? Well, he is called Green, quickly turned yellow, waved