Glasgow Arms Fair
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glasgow City Council rejects claims of conference Trident links and dodges questions on concerns over student recruitment
GLASGOW CITY council faced renewed criticism over failure to distance itself from the city’s upcoming Under Defence Technology (UDT) conference after revelations that a student recruitment drive led by Trident experts will take place at the event.
The session, labelled “Year of Engineering Talk 2018 - Why should I work for defence?”, will be held on the second day (27 June) of the conference at the Scottish Events Campus.
Andrew Smith, spokesperson for Campaign Against Arms Trade (@CAATUK), says Glasgow’s hosting of the Underwater Defence Technology Conference on 26 June betrays previous sentiment from Glasgow City Council in support of peace, and calls on Glaswegians to join the protest against it
IN AUGUST 2014 Glasgow City Council hit the headlines for its bold decision to fly the Palestinian flag in solidarity with those affected by the terrible Israeli bombardment that was taking place.
Anti-millitarism campaigners held a short protest outside Glasgow City chambers on Monday [11 June] in opposition to an arms fair branded “Trident fest” scheduled for the end of June
COUNCILLORS in Glasgow are being urged to drop their support for a controversial arms fair which will be held in the city later this month, with a small protest held outside the city chambers today and campaigners set to confront SNP council leader Susan Aitken later this evening [11 June].
Ross Greer, Green MSP for west of Scotland region and member of the Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly, reflects on the Kirk’s General Assembly last week, arguing that the Church of Scotland needs to rage against and overthrow established hierarchies and be at the vanguard of creating a just world for people and planet
‘FOR I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you’.
Glasgow arms fair will discuss underwater weapon requirements in light of “commitment to the Astute and Dreadnought submarines”
GLASGOW CITY council has maintained that the controversial Undersea Defence Technology conference set to take place next month will not feature discussion of Trident nuclear weapons, despite a session advertised online which refers to the Dreadnought submarines which will carry the new Trident missiles.