Britain’s arms exports grow by billions

Documents seen by i weekend show that Britain almost doubled the value of defence equipment, including fighter jets and munitions, it cleared for export in 2017, as it vies with Vladimir Putin’s Russia to be the world’s second largest weapons supplier. The £6.6bn of UK arms licences represents an 83 per cent rise on the previous year. … Continue reading Britain’s arms exports grow by billions

Raytheon’s stock soars as civilians are killed by Raytheon rockets in Yemen

It wasn't the first time a Raytheon weapon had killed innocents in Yemen, writes Patrick Wilcken, a researcher for Amnesty International, in Medium: “ the bulk of this war’s civilian casualties have come from the Saudi-led coalition’s technological superiority and exclusive domination of the air. In the process, coalition airstrikes have left a trail of material … Continue reading Raytheon’s stock soars as civilians are killed by Raytheon rockets in Yemen

Don’t Buy Don’t Sell: Germany – Turkey

The potential of  Five Percent Campaign's "Don't Buy Don't Sell" campaign concept  is well  illustrated in Germany's recent civil society activities. After Turkey's latest "Operation Olive Branch" was exposed to show that German-made tanks were used against Kurdish groups in Syria (who were significant local allies of the USA's fight against the Islamic State), the … Continue reading Don’t Buy Don’t Sell: Germany – Turkey

Airbus criticized Germany for not spending more on defense and their tougher stance on arm sales

A coalition deal between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), which must still be ratified by the SPD, has pledged an immediate ban on arms sales to countries involved in the war in Yemen and a tougher approach to arms sales in general. "If additional restrictions are imposed, we would have … Continue reading Airbus criticized Germany for not spending more on defense and their tougher stance on arm sales

William Hartung at Code Pink Conference

WILLIAM HARTUNG: Well, if you're gonna say all those things, I should just stop there. I've had a long experience dealing with these companies. There was a time when they didn't know who I was and they said all kinds of interesting things, but of course now they hate me. But one thing about them, … Continue reading William Hartung at Code Pink Conference