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New figures reveal the UK has the world's sixth highest military budget, despite the government's emphasis on cutting public spending to reduce the deficit.
The WCC has welcomed ratification of the world’s first Arms Trade Treaty, a year after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly, but wants more action.
The President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Ruth Gee, says the Arms Trade Treaty is a "legal milestone that should help to protect those who are abused and oppressed".
At least 500,000 people die every year on average and millions more are displaced and abused as a result of armed violence and conflict.
Millions around the world will continue to suffer the deadly consequences of the poorly regulated global trade in weapons until many more governments bring the Arms Trade Treaty into force.
The arms company BAE Systems, along with the Royal Air Force, has run a 'science roadshow' for pupils at a Christian school in central London. The school is a few minutes' walk from where I live.
A seventy year-old Quaker from North Yorkshire has refused to pay a fine imposed this morning for a peaceful protest at the London arms fair last year.
Six people facing trial for a peaceful protest at the London arms fair have been told that the charges have been dropped, only days before they were due in court.
“Superglue protesters avoid jail” declared a headline on ITN this week. As one of the protesters in question, I’m pleased to report that we didn’t only avoid jail. We were acquitted.
Christians acquitted of aggravated trespass say their trial has raised issues about the way that police are deployed at the London arms fair.