Our friends at Arms Dealers on Trial have made this excellent and inspiring film about their attempts to hold arms dealers from the DSEI arms fair to account for the promotion of illegal torture weapons. https://player.vimeo.com/video/122144971
William Hague's record of promoting conflict is at odds with his posing at the recent Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Activists putting the arms trade on trial This morning saw the start of a private prosecution launched by anti-arms activists against two arms companies for promoting illegal torture weapons at the DSEI arms fair last September. The
Sylvia Boyes outside court with supporters Yesterday CAAT supporter and anti-arms trade campaigner Sylvia Boyes was convicted for "obstructing the highway" during a protest at a the DSEI arms fair in London last September. Over the last few weeks a number of activists have either been found not guilty or
Activists in Seoul have drawn on some of the actions we had organised at DSEI - and improved them! South Korean activists even used some of the same slogans so that if any arms dealers who had been at DSEI also went to Seoul, they would know that “we are everywhere”.
On 9 July, arms dealers gathered for a breakfast briefing which promised “to help you expand your network of contacts” and “promote your business”. It is part of a series of gatherings which let arms dealers meet with each other and their customers. These events set the agenda for the UK’s exorbitant military spending
The news from Saudi Arabia that the authorities intend to surgically paralyse a young man as a judicial punishment has led to worldwide revulsion. The logic behind the punishment is that ten years earlier Ali al-Khawahir had stabbed a friend in the back resulting in his paralysis and therefore should
Image: credit Geoff Woolf
On this day, two years ago, a group of Bahraini citizens gathered at the “Pearl Roundabout” to call for democratic freedoms and equal rights for the majority Shia population. They were part of the “Arab Spring”, the wave of protests that swept the region in 2011. The ruling regime responded with violence. Peaceful