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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,

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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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BAE wilts under Select Committee onslaught

Ann Feltham, CAAT's Parliamentary Co-ordinator, attended the International Development Committee hearing on 19 July which saw  BAE under attack by MPs for its shameful inaction in paying £29.5 million to the Government of Tanzania. Media eyes may have been focused on the Murdochs' Select Committee appearance, but the real pleasure for CAAT supporters was the

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Manchester University staff member’s ironic letter to colleagues about their indifference to the consequences of their research for BAE

Dear Colleagues, I attended the presentation given by the arms company Thales a few months ago as a personal interdisciplinary exercise. The problem was as follows. Given a group of thoroughly decent academics listening to a presentation of some highly technical problems posed by an organisation devoted to the production, inter alia, of tools of

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