Arms trade

20.06.2019

UK Court of Appeal finds Government broke law over Saudi Arabia arms sales

UK Court of Appeal finds Government broke law over Saudi Arabia arms sales

Campaigners have welcomed a Court of Appeal decision to overturn a 2017 High Court judgment which allowed the UK government to continue licensing the export of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The appeal hearing took place in April 2019. The judgment comes amidst global concern over the use of… »

12.05.2019

London Demo:’Stop Arming Israel, Stop Bombing Gaza’

London Demo:’Stop Arming Israel, Stop Bombing Gaza’

Thousands March in London Demanding Justice for Palestinians. “Palestine has the right to exist but sadly that is a right that is increasingly threatened. Palestinians should be able to live free from ever expanding settlements on stolen land.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams. Thousands… »

19.04.2019

We already know who will win the war in Libya – western arms dealers

We already know who will win the war in Libya – western arms dealers

They armed Gadaffi and the forces that ousted him alike – now they’re repeating that profitable trick. By Paul Rogers for openDemocracy 18 April 2019 In the shadow world of the arms trade there is one business model that outshines all others: selling arms to both sides in… »

08.05.2018

How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil

How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil

Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick for The Conversation UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia increased by 175% in the first nine months of 2017 according to an investigation by the Campaign Against Arms Trade. Similarly, France and the US are major exporters of arms to the… »

20.04.2018

Cui bono#2. Syria missile attack conflict of interests for Prime Minister May’s husband

Cui bono#2. Syria missile attack conflict of interests for Prime Minister May’s husband

We published already in Pressenza  an article about who benefits from the missile attack to Syria by Trump, Macron and May (in short, they benefit, not the Syrian people). Later it emerged that Philip May, husband of PM Theresa May may have a conflict of interests in matters related… »

26.10.2017

UK activists not guilty after trying to disarm fighter jets headed for Yemen

UK activists not guilty after trying to disarm fighter jets headed for Yemen

Activist Sam Walton and Rev Daniel Woodhouse have been acquitted after breaking-in to BAE Systems factory to ‘disarm’ Typhoon fighter jets. BAE’s Typhoon fighter jets are being used by Saudi-led forces in the ongoing bombardment of Yemen The UK has licensed £3.8 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since… »

27.08.2017

Barcelona’s transferential demonstration: “We are not afraid”

Barcelona’s transferential demonstration: “We are not afraid”

A massive demonstration of around half a million people with the slogan “We are not afraid” took place in Barcelona on the 27th of August, following on from the terrorist attacks of the 17th of August in Barcelona and Cambrils, but it was tainted by protests, demands and strange things… »

15.08.2017

War is a marketing exercise for the Arms Trade: confirmed by declassified documents.

War is a marketing exercise for the Arms Trade: confirmed by declassified documents.

In 2006, I wrote in “From monkey sapiens to homo intentional, the Phenomenology of the nonviolent revolution” the following paragraph related to the reasons to invade Iraq: “…organise a marketing exercise in which new weapons could be displayed (in action) in order to support the lagging arms trade, affected by… »

10.07.2017

UK campaigners seek to appeal ‘very disappointing’ verdict on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

UK campaigners seek to appeal ‘very disappointing’ verdict on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Campaigners have said they will appeal a High Court decision which allows the UK Government to continue exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The verdict came despite global concern over the use of these weapons against civilians. The legal action was brought by law firm Leigh Day… »

01.06.2017

UK Conservative government licensed £4.1 billion in arms to Middle East since May 2015

UK Conservative government licensed £4.1 billion in arms to Middle East since May 2015

As the UK prepares to go to the polls, it is worth remembering that the current UK government now under Prime Minister Theresa May, proudly sells weapons to some of the most violent abusers of human rights on the planet. Excuses such as “if we don’t sell them weapons, other… »

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