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Keep BAE Systems out of schools

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 campaigners protest at the Rugby stadium Blogs

Dictators shopping in Twickenham?

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

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Improving Britain’s ability to convict those paying bribes in arms deals

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

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Peace activists raise questions about trident at Rolls Royce AGM

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

Charles dressing for a 'sword dance' Blogs

Prince Charles’ dance of shame

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

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The award BAE’s Olver wouldn’t accept

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,

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