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Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression?

Exports to repressive regimes are under scrutiny in the high court, raising doubts about claims they are tightly controlled. Yemeni rescue workers in the rubble of a funeral hall following airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Sanaa. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty … Continue reading

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Whistleblower claims cover-up on multiple failures of Trident

TRIDENT has been “blighted” by problems with navigation for years, according to new reports. William McNeilly claims he has witnessed four failures of Trident weapons system Photograph: PA Documents from the US Department of Defense show officials have had to … Continue reading

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Scotland: Anti-nuclear Activists Blockade Naval Base

The two remaining anti-nuclear activists have now been removed from the road leading to the south gate of HMNB Clyde and arrested by the MoD police. As far as we know, all three arrested activists are being taken to Clydebank … Continue reading

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A US arms firm in Fife linked to war crimes in Yemen has enjoyed at least 57 private meetings with the UK Government.

Raytheon has wined and dined MPs and even treated a minister at the MoD to a slap up Burns Supper with haggis, neeps and whisky. The multinational also met privately with Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he … Continue reading

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Tony Blair: end this Army ‘witch hunt’ into Britain’s brave soldiers

Why doesn’t Blair, who claims to feel so badly about the treatment of British servicemen and women now facing charges of war crimes against Iraqi and Afghani civilians, offer himself up in their place? After all, he was the one … Continue reading

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British air force admits involvement in airstrikes which hit Syrian govt troops

Britain’s military has admitted involvement in an airstrike in eastern Syria which reportedly killed over 60 Syrian Army troops. Subsequent reports suggest a Reaper drone may have been used. The strike in the area of Deir el-Zor was originally attributed … Continue reading

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Trident nuke renewal plan blown out the water by govt’s own watchdog

Britain’s new multibillion-pound Trident nuclear submarine fleet may be in jeopardy after the government’s own watchdog warned the project faces “major risks.” HMS Vengeance, a British Royal Navy Vanguard class Trident Ballistic Missile Submarine. © David Moir / Reuters The Infrastructure … Continue reading

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500 days of British drone operations in Iraq and Syria

One-third of British air strikes against ISIS have been carried out by drones. Last Friday, (4 March 2016) marked 500 days since British Reaper drones first deployed over Iraq (22 Oct 2014) and then Syria in their operations against ISIS.  In … Continue reading

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RAF stole our rain, says Cyprus as British military bizarrely accused of interfering with the weather so Tornado and Typhoon aircraft can fly

A few extra dry days are the last thing you’d expect to cause a row on the sun-kissed Mediterranean island of Cyprus. RAF Tornado: British forces have been accused of cloud-seeding – a technique using a chemical to divert rain clouds. Agriculture … Continue reading

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US A-10s bombed city of Aleppo on Wednesday, blames Russia

Two US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assault warplanes carried out airstrikes on Aleppo, destroying nine facilities, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported. The same day, the Pentagon accused Moscow of bombing two Aleppo hospitals, while there were no Russian flights over … Continue reading

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