The idea of Europe's biggest arms company running a school may seems like something out of an Orwellian nightmare. However, it may be about to happen in Barrow, Cumbria, where BAE Systems is on the verge of taking over the faltering Furness Academy.
Twickenham residents don’t expect to see armoured vehicles - complete with gun turrets - on the streets of their town. But people in some countries are not so fortunate. For one week in January 2015, the Twickenham Rugby stadium has been playing host to an international conference on armoured vehicles. But protesters are asking the
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.
Christians in Penarth protest and pray outside BAE Systems weapons factory The Penarth Christian Campaign Against Arms Trade group held a prayer vigil outside the BAE Systems Weapons Factory at Glascoed to remember the children that have been killed by weapons and war. It was a moving and important event and
In the past the authorities in the United States have been much more successful in prosecuting foreign bribery by their companies than the authorities in Britain. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s latest report on steps taken to implement and enforce the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the United Kingdom is far more scanty than that for
Activists raise questions at Rolls Royce' AGM This morning a group of peace activists from Sheffield used Rolls Royce' AGM as a chance to challenge the board about their involvement with the development and production of propulsion systems for Trident submarines. The activists highlighted the fact that power of a Trident submarine
Prince Charles joined Saudi Arabia's autocratic rulers in a ceremonial sword dance. Saudi Arabia executed more than 70 people last year, mostly by public decapitation with a sword. Image: AFP/Getty This week Prince Charles flew to Saudi Arabia and danced for
A shareholder activist is evicted from the AGM What do you get for leading an arms company facing billion-dollar corruption investigations? Well, BAE's outgoing Chairman, Dick Olver, has been given a knighthood for his “services to business.” CAAT had already recognised Olver's 'achievements' at the company's recent AGM,