arms industry

'You can't build jobs on the corpses of innocents'

Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson speak with peace activist SAM WALTON about a daring raid he took part in to disarm a Yemen-bound warplane

Turkey will buy and sell weapons in London this September

Why Kurdish solidarity activists must oppose the DSEI arms fair “Every bomb that is dropped, every bullet that is fired in the name of this war of terror, has to be made somewhere. And wherever that is, it can be resisted.” – Campaign group Smash EDO

The last mutineer

Clyde McKay, left, and Alvin Glatkowski, in front of the prison ship

Article by Richard Linnett and Roberto Loiederman about the spectacular mutiny on the USS Columbia Eagle and what befell the mutineers afterwards. Two of the crew hijacked the ship, which was transporting napalm to drop on Vietnam, and sailed it to Cambodia.

Laos Reaps Bitter Harvest of The Secret War: Ian MacKinnon

Article on the effects of cluster bombing of the nation of Laos during the Vietnam war, decades after the conflict ended.

Strike Against War: Helen Keller

Speech at Carnegie Hall, New York City, January 5, 1916, under the auspices of the Women's Peace Party and the Labor Forum

40 years of Lucas Plan - Some thoughts

Some of us take part in the ’40 years of Lucas Plan’ conference in Birmingham, 26th of November 2016
(http://lucasplan.org.uk/) - We wrote down some basic thoughts on workers' control, the state and technology

Wear the white poppy with pride

cooperative womens guild members with white poppy wreath

Labour MPs have urged Jeremy Corbyn not to wear a white poppy on Remembrance Day. Symbols like that matter, this article argues

Oil, arms and the Gulf War - Joe Stork

Iranian oil refineries destroyed by Iraqi attacks, 1980.

Joe Stork examines the Iran-Iraq war from the viewpoint of its main material aspects - oil and arms.

War is a Racket - Smedley Butler

The transcript of a speech given in 1933 by former Major General Smedley Butler. Butler served in the US military for 34 years, and at the time of his death he was the most decorated soldier is US history...... WAR is a racket. It always has been It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people.

The bomb, direct action and the state

A pamphlet by the Syndicalist Workers' Federation on the attitude of various parties towards nuclear weapons and the means by which disarmament would be achieved. Written in the 1960s.