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10 September 2015

UK: Petition calls on Govt. to shut arms fair arguing it brings together repressive regimes & arms companies

Author: Louis Doré, Independent (UK)

"30,000 people are coming to London. Don’t worry, they’re just arms dealers", 11 Sep 2015...

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4 August 2015

"UK Arms Export Controls Are Broken and the Consequences Are Deadly"

Author: Andrew Smith, Campaign Against Arms Trade in Huffington Post (UK)

Over the last three months UK weapons and fighter jets have contributed to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Yemen. In total, over 2,000 people have died in the Saudi-led bombardment...Similarly, the government has accepted that UK weapons were...

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18 February 2015

UK: Arms company Instro Precision (part of Elbit Systems) occupied by protesters over sales to Israel & Afghanistan

Author: London Palestine Action

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26 August 2014

Companies accused of profiting from Palestinian deaths through supply of military equipment to Israeli Govt.

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6 August 2014

Members of London Palestine Action chain themselves to roof of UAV Engines over claims it arms the Israeli army

UAV Engines is alleged to be a subsidiary of Israeli arms company Elbit Systems.

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11 September 2013

Organisers of world's largest arms fair in London accused of failing to stop promotion of equipment 'used in torture' (UK)

Author: Cahal Milmo, Independent (UK)

The organisers of one of the world’s largest arms fairs in London were...accused of failing to crack down on the sale of equipment that could could be used in torture after two exhibitors were found to be illegally marketing shackles and electric stun...

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2 April 2013

UN adopts treaty to regulate global arms trade

Author: Edith M. Ledrer, Associated Press

The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade…capping a more than decade-long campaign to keep weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists, insurgents,...

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28 December 2012

National Rifle Association vows to fight arms trade treaty at U.N.

Author: Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

The leading U.S. pro-gun group, the National Rifle Association, has vowed to fight a...treaty to regulate the...arms trade...President Barack Obama...support[s]...a global arms treaty that does not curtail U.S. citizens' rights to own weapons. Arms...

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19 May 2010

Israel fines firm for dealing with Guinean junta

Author: Aron Heller, Associated Press

Israel has fined an Israeli security consulting firm [Global CST] for negotiating a deal to provide arms and military training to Guinea's military junta without the state's prior approval, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Tuesday...He would not...

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21 April 2010

Can air cargo carriers be forced to choose between arms and aid?

Author: Katie Nguyen, Reuters

As if getting relief supplies to conflict zones isn't hard enough, there's always a risk the air charter company you've hired is also involved in a spot of weapons smuggling…Last year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)...

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