Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, September 13, 2016 15:33 - 1 Comment
Over the past 18 months, the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen has led to over 10,000 deaths and the destruction of billions of pounds’ worth of vital infrastructure, including schools, hospitals and homes. How can the UK government claim it cares about the suffering of Yemenis when it continues to supply the weapons inflicting the damage? Asks Andrew Smith.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Friday, April 22, 2016 17:39 - 0 CommentsLast week, eight human rights protesters won a historical legal victory against DSEI, the world's biggest arms fair. This is a remarkable milestone on the way to banning such shameful events, argues Andrew Smith.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Friday, February 19, 2016 0:29 - 2 CommentsThe British government's latest initiative, which could ban local councils, public bodies and student unions across England from boycotting or disinvesting in unethical companies, flies in the face of its rhetoric in support for devolution and local decision-making, argues Andrew Smith.
Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, March 10, 2015 18:45 - 1 CommentThis week, between March 10-12, the quiet English town of Farnborough will play host to the Security and Policing 2015 conference and exhibition. This event will bring together some of the world's biggest arms companies with some of the worst human rights abusers, writes Andrew Smith.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Thursday, August 14, 2014 19:49 - 0 CommentsAs a growing number of voices worldwide call for an embargo on all arms sales to Israel, the UK's response has fallen dismally short, warns Andrew Smith.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Thursday, February 13, 2014 15:55 - 0 Comments
Comment | Three years after Bahrain’s uprising, the UK is still putting arms sales ahead of human rightsAs the people of Bahrain mark the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising, decision makers across the west need to reflect on their role in exacerbating tensions and facilitating repression in the country.
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