Anti-war activists hit back at Trump's threats to NATO members over military spending
The US president reportedly threatened to exit NATO over member states’ military spending
UNITED STATES president Donald Trump has today (12 July) threatened to split from NATO in a bid to press leaders to commit to increased military spending targets – a move anti-war campaigners have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to reject.
"The only ones that will benefit from the drive for ever-greater military spending are the arms companies that stand to make a killing from it,” said Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT).
'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].
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.
As famine threatens Yemen following Saudi offensive on Hodeidah, campaigners demand UK ends its complicity
Ahead of new Amnesty report on humanitarian crisis in Yemen, former cabinet secretary says that the UK Government is “on the side of the perpetrator”
AS the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen continues its assault on the rebel-held port city of Hodeidah, the UK Government faces fresh pressure to end its complicity in the conflict and cease UK arms to Saudi Arabia.
Revealed: Student recruitment session led by Trident experts to take place at Glasgow arms fair
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: It’s time to sink Glasgow’s council-sponsored arms fair
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.
Pressure on Glasgow council to rethink arms fair renewed amid Israeli state violence
Glasgow city council urged to commit to “ethical policy” as conference promoting arms industry approaches
GLASGOW CITY council will today (17 May) face pressure from Green councillors on its hosting of a major arms fair in the city.
The conference, set to take place from 26-28 June at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), was arranged by Glasgow Life, a charitable body which delivers services on behalf of Glasgow City Council, in a bid to generate income for the city.
Saudi Crown Prince visit sparks protest against UK's "shameful support"
Protest against Saudi Crown Prince visit planned as poll finds only 6 per cent of UK support arms sales to Saudi Arabia
THE STOP THE WAR COALITION will hold a demonstration outside Downing Street on Wednesday (6 March) in protest against the arrival of Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
Anti-arms trade campaigners granted judicial review into UK weapons sales to Saudi Arabia
UK has licensed £2.8bn worth of arms to Saudi dictatorship since it began bombing Yemen
ANTI-ARMS TRADE campaigners have been granted a judicial review into a UK Government department’s decision to continue selling weapons to Saudi Arabia during its bombardment of Yemen.
The decision was made in favour of an application by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) by the English High Court to allow the investigation into the secretary of state for business, innovation and skills’ decision to continue arms exports worth £2.8bn to the Gulf dictatorship.