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Blogs

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

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint takes his seat in the House of Lords Blogs

Green sees red over arms sales

Why did Lord Green take the Trade Minister post when he clearly had problems with the ethics of arms sales? Kaye Stearman ruminates on ethics, religion and arms sales. What started out green, then rapidly turned yellow, white and red?. No, it's not a chameleon. It's the new UK Trade Minister. Why? Well, he is called Green, quickly turned yellow, waved

Blogs

BAE – getting away with paying peanuts

A giant Dick Olver, chairman of BAE, paying peanuts BAE managed to escape with a fine of £500,000 plus costs in court today. Its plea bargain (worth £30 million) to end years of corruption investigations was structured so poorly that if the court fined more, this would be

CAAT outside court Blogs

BAE – guilty not only of “accounting errors”?

We braved the snow to demonstrate outside BAE's court hearing Will a giant Dick Olver get away with paying peanuts? Sub-zero temperatures didn't deter us from voicing our anger outside court today. Arms company BAE was inside and set to get away with paying utter peanuts: buying an

Westminster Magistrates Court Blogs

Justice should be HEARD by everyone

Westminster Magistrates Court Kaye Stearman explains, as far as she is able, what happened when BAE pleaded guilty in court. Tuesday 23 November 2010 9.45 - I arrive at Westminister Magistrates Court in Horseferry Road, a building with all the architectural charm of a multi-story parking lot and

Children being shown how to make robot vehicles Blogs

How BAE uses LEGO to groom children

Why is arms company BAE Systems encouraging schoolchildren to play with LEGO? The company wants children to develop the skills it needs for developing high-tech weapons platforms, and has hit upon LEGO's programmable robot kits called Mindstorms as a fun way to get kids interested.

Dick Olver looms over judges Blogs

Report – The People’s Jury @ BAE AGM

Anne-Marie O'Reilly on how CAAT campaigners brought BAE to justice on 5 May. The People's Jury in session One 12-foot high puppet (literally armed to the teeth) + 30 judge/jurors in wigs and cloaks = a strange sight for civil servants, tourists and shareholders in the City of Westminster this

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