arms trade

  • 8 Jun 2010

    David Cameron has said the government's massive cuts will be delivered in a way that “strengthens and unites the country”. His words remind me of his colleague's George Osborne's claim that, when it comes to tackling the economic situation, “we're all in this together”.

  • 8 Jun 2010

    Belfast Crown Court has acquitted nine campaigners who were charged with “intent to cause criminal damage” after protesting against Raytheon, one of the world's largest arms firms.

  • 2 Jun 2010

    Visitors to the Fine Arts Fair this weekend will find an artistic demonstration against the Fair's owners, Clarion Events, who are heavily involved in the arms trade.

  • 24 May 2010

    The director of an arms company has told a court in Nottingham that he felt intimidated by a nonviolent protest. But his argument has been undermined by a police officer's evidence.

  • 20 May 2010

    We will get a better idea of some of the detail regarding the new coalition government's approach to a range of issues today.

  • 11 May 2010

    Amnesty International have today joined with campaigners in more than 100 countries to call upon government leaders to develop a "bullet-proof" Arms Trade Treaty.

  • 5 May 2010

    The chair of the arms firm BAE Systems, who emphasises his pride in British industry, has declined to guarantee that his company will not sell arms to countries which threaten Britain.

  • 30 Apr 2010

    Supporters of the Campaign Against Arms Trade will be active inside and outside the AGM of BAE Systems, one of the world's largest arms companies, in London next week.

  • 27 Apr 2010

    I'm currently waiting to hear from all six candidates in my constituency about a topic that much of the media have ignored during the election campaign - the government's subservience to the arms industry.

  • 17 Apr 2010

    The Tory Shadow Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has today attacked Nick Clegg's criticism of the Trident nuclear weapons system, insisting that Trident renewal is necessary because the country faces “real threats”. He is right that Britain faces real threats – he just hasn't explained how Trident would be useful against any of them.