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”.
CAAT joined NESEHNUTÍ as part of their campaign to raise awareness of the Czech arms trade, participating in Different Fest, their anti-arms trade festival, challenging Brno's IDET arms fair.
British made tear gas used in Egypt- photo by Omar Robert Hamilton This September's DSEI arms fair will once again give authoritarian governments and dictatorships the opportunity to stock up on what is fast becoming the weapon of choice for repressive regimes- tear gas. Some of the world's leading suppliers
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
We’ve found arms trade events in some unlikely locations before ... but finding the Gala Dinner for an arms fair in a Cathedral probably tops the bill. Guildford Cathedral hosted Security & Policing’s “exclusive networking dinner” in 2012 and it was booked again for 2013.
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
Despite its family-friendly weekend airshow that attracts around 100,000 visitors, when I visited Farnborough the order of the day was definitely business. The train was packed with suits discussing business deals and their schedules for the day. Although many of the delegates would have been engaged in civil aviation, there is a very large military
The Natural History Museum is not the most obvious place to have an anti-arms trade protest - but then again it's not the most obvious place to have the official welcome reception for an arms fair either. Yet it was under