Kaye Stearman asks: "Why do MPs care so passionately about animal rights while failing to tackle issues like the arms trade?" One night in June as I was drifting off to sleep, I was galvanised by the passionate debate being played out on the normally soporific Today in
My BAE AGM virginity was about to come to an end as I entered the Queen Elizabeth Conference centre, where no expense had been spared on lavish security measures to welcome proxy shareholders like myself. The BAE chairman Dick Olver’s introductory statement included a shareholder-pleasing boast about a 13.3% proposed increase in the 2007 dividend.
April the High Court handed down a ruling in favour of CAAT and The Corner House, finding that the government had buckled under pressure from a Saudi prince and unlawfully ended the investigation into allegations of corruption surrounding arms deals with Saudi Arabia. Given the landmark status of the Court's judgment a press conference was held
Just a quick one to say how excited I am that CAAT and Corner house have won the court case last Friday :). The permission has now been granted to bring a full judicial review against the governments decision to cut short a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into alleged corruption by BAE Systems in
The beginning of CAAT’s designated “Stop the Arms Trade Week”, 2nd June, coincided with activities organised under “The World Can't Wait” banner and London CAAT produced a small leaflet to tie in issues of poverty, lack of development and the more than £1118 billion spent annually on arms, which puts into
Just came back from the CAAT protest at the BAE Systems AGM. It was a great success. Before the start of the AGM we gathered in front of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster. Some protesters had prepared a stunt: One of us dressed up as a judge. Two others were dressed up
Sorry I am so late in posting this. But it is a good time for it, as we have just had a successful public meeting this evening organised by Bristol CAAT, on the title "A law unto themselves: BAE, the arms trade and corruption". The speakers were Nick Gilby (fellow blogger here) and Nick
CAAT staff and supporters were down at the High Court yesterday. Some weeks ago one of Britain's leading arms companies, BAE Systems, got hold of a confidential CAAT document and wouldn't tell anyone how. Well – now they have to :). The High Court ruled yesterday that BAE Systems has to