Natural History Museum face criticism for hosting Saudi Embassy after alleged murder of journalist
Saudi regime’s bombing of Yemen has caused a mass cholera outbreak among citizens
THE Natural History Museum has faced fierce criticism from human rights campaigners for hosting a reception for the Saudi embassy, as claims that a journalist critical of the Saudi regime was murdered in the country’s Turkish embassy remain.
Asking the experts: What does Scotland need from the Programme for Government?
CommonSpace speaks to campaign groups, think tanks and third sector organisations about their hopes for the Scottish Government’s agenda
WITH the new Programme for Government set to be unveiled tomorrow [4 August], expectations are mounting following First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s claim that the agenda-setting document will contain “significant” new announcements.
Belgium has suspended arms sales to Saudi Arabia – human rights campaigners say UK must do the same
A ruling in Belgium has cancelled arms sale licences to Saudi Arabia over concerns they would not be used for ‘self-defence’
FOLLOWING A Belgian judicial body’s decision to suspend the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, UK-based campaigners say it’s time for Theresa May’s government to follow suit with a human rights based approach.
'People power works': Peace campaigners welcome Glasgow council announcement of no more arms fairs
Sink the Glasgow Arms Fair coalition: “The councils move towards banning arms fairs shows that people power works”
GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL will not hold arms fairs in the future, the Council deputy-leader David McDonald told councillors on Thursday [28 June].
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Campaigners aghast at arms fair guests wining and dining at Kelvingrove Art Museum
Campaigners claim the Council tried to hide the Dinner at the publicly owned Museum
250 ATTENDEES at the arms fair controversially taking place in Glasgow from 26-28 June wined and dined in the main hall of Kelvingrove Art Museum on Tuesday evening [26 June], leading to peace campaigners to question attempts by the Council to distance themselves from the event in recent days.
In pictures and videos: #SinkUDT arms fair protest at Glasgow SECC
CommonSpace reports from the protest against the controversial Undersea Defence Technology conference
OUTSIDE THE Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow today (26 June), demonstrators gathered to protest the first day of the Undersea Defence Technology conference, labelled an arms fair by outraged campaigners.
‘We don’t support what’s happening in there’: SNP councillor says #UDT2018 will be Glasgow's last arms fair
Protest at UDT conference demands Glasgow city council take action to prevent any future arms fairs
GLASGOW SNP COUNCILLOR Graham Campbell spoke at the protest outside the Under Sea Defence Technology (UDT) arms conference in Glasgow today (26 June), where he told demonstrators that SNP council members “don’t support what’s happening in there”.
The councillor for Springburn and Robroyston was joined by members of SNP Socialists at the rally outside the Scottish Events Campus (SEC), which he estimated to be around 500-strong.
Exclusive: Glasgow Council drop People Make Glasgow logo from arms fair but say they are still providing practical support
Council spokesperson: “There was clearly some confusion about what [the People Make Glasgow logo] represented on this occasion, so we agreed with the organiser that it was better to remove it.”
GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL’S People Make Glasgow logo has been removed from the website of the arms fair set to take place in one week in Glasgow, but the Council say they are still providing practical support for the event.