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This British arms company is cashing in on disaster, as profits rise and humanitarian crises worsen

Whilst much of the Middle East and North Africa burns, BAE Systems have announced a rise in net profits by 24%. As what is arguably the largest humanitarian disaster since World War II continues, at least there are some who … Continue reading

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We all live with no submarines – UK Navy fleet is ‘out of action’

The Royal Navy’s ENTIRE fleet of attack submarines is out of action — and Theresa May doesn’t know because ‘chiefs fear reaction’ The Vanguard nuclear deterrent subs at Faslane remain operational All seven nuclear subs are currently listed as non-operational … Continue reading

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Scottish smart bombs key in landmark legal case on Yemen

Bombs made in Scotland will be a key issue in a landmark legal case this week on the legality of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The bombed Chamber of Commerce building in Yemen Over three days in London the … Continue reading

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British Quaker ‘prepared for jail’ after allegedly trying to disarm Saudi Arabia-bound fighter jet

Sam Walton wants to see UK, Saudi Arabia and private weapons manufacturer BAE standing trial for war crimes Sam Walton has protested in favour of disarmament since his teen years Sam Walton A Quaker activist who was “just metres” from allegedly … Continue reading

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UK activists detained for disarming Saudi-bound warplanes to prevent ‘war crimes’ in Yemen

Two men have been arrested in Lancashire, UK for trying to disarm and prevent Saudi-bound warplanes from taking off and delivering weapons that they say would be used to bomb Yemen. They are being held on suspicion of criminal damage.The … Continue reading

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SNP MPs wined and dined by arms companies

An SNP politician who criticised UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia has received more than £400 worth of hospitality from a trade association whose members include arms firms who sell to the Saudis. Philippa Whitford, MP for Central Ayrshire, attended … Continue reading

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Scottish universities slammed for investing millions in foreign arms firms accused of war crimes

NINE of the country’s top unis have money in firms whose ethics have been called into question including Sports Direct and a Russian bank linked to the Kremlin. Scottish universities have been linked to arms dealers that supplied bombs used … Continue reading

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The truth about Trident: the shocking fact that would turn us all against paying for nukes

As parliament debates the renewal of Trident, the UK’s “nuclear deterrent” The arguments surrounding the controversial weapons system rage as fiercely as ever. But there’s one aspect which has been repeatedly overlooked. UK banks not only finance our nuclear deterrent, but … Continue reading

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Trident: How the banks have their fingers on the button

THE debate surrounding the renewal of the Trident nuclear ‘deterrent’ is a perpetual one that never appears to be out of the news in some way. CommonSpace columnist Steve Topple investigates the finance behind nuclear weapons Take last week. On … Continue reading

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David Cameron boasts of ‘brilliant’ UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

PM talks of government role in selling BAE defence equipment as EU parliament votes for arms embargo on country. David Cameron has boasted of his efforts to help sell “brilliant things” such as Eurofighter Typhoons to Saudi Arabia on the … Continue reading

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