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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Cameron takes arms dealers to India

David Cameron has just returned from yet another overseas trade mission – this time to India. It's been billed as the largest UK trade mission ever, with over 100 delegates – government ministers, MPs, "leaders of industry", university grandees and assorted hangers-on. In the name of cementing trade ties we have seen Cameron playing cricket,

Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly Blogs

“The affair stinks but it doesn’t stink enough….”

Damning words from Judge Stefan Apostol. He was speaking in a courtroom in Vienna, at the conclusion of a corruption trial. Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly. He's laughing but we're not - and nor are the Austrian judiciary. Although the trial received almost no publicity in the UK, the individual on trial and

Blogs

Action at the arms fair

Jamie Kelsey-Fry writes for New Internationalist on protest on the opening day of the London arms fair. A ‘die-in’ outside the offices of BAE Systems. Photo by Jamie Kelsey-Fry. There was a moment on Tuesday during the series of actions against the UK’s biennial Defence and Security Systems International (DSEI) exhibition,

A stall at DSEi advertising AK-47 assault rifles Blogs

DSEI: playground of the power elite

Brenda Heard of Friends of Lebanon on how arms fairs, such as DSEI, fuel conflict worldwide. The images have become commonplace. Pick-up trucks laden with rocket launchers and machine guns.  Dusty men with their rifles, poised as so many Rambos. Billows of smoke that linger after the bomber has flown on to its next target.

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