Arms Trade

Eqbal Ahmad Reader – BhoPEAC

Eqbal Ahmad Reader – BhoPEAC

“India’s nuclear program is a devastating threat not only to south Asia but to the world. The basic India Pakistan conflict seems to me, to be over Kashmir. And until that’s settled in some fashion – and we can imagine settlements. Eqbal Ahmad had sensible proposals for settlement. They could be pursued. Then maybe India and Pakistan could relax the military confrontation. And maybe, setting up a nuclear weapons free zone.” – Noam Chomsky

Universities and the militarisation of our social lives

Since 2008, we have seen a deliberate and calculated approach by the state to incorporate military institutions and activities into our daily lives, with universities at forefront of this militarisation.

Aiding and abetting Erdoğan's brutality

This is one of a series of articles written by Shoal Collective in the run-up to the DSEI arms fair. This one focuses on Turkey's arms industry and deals it has made with other countries. It was originally published in Morning Star.

A demonstration in solidarity with Kurds and against arming the Turkish state will take place on Sunday 10 September outside the East Entrance of the ExCel Centre from 1pm.

Britain’s £100m fighter jet deal is helping Erdogan build a self-reliant dictatorship, writes SARA WOODS

DSEI: A supermarket for state surveillance and border wars

As borders are increasingly militarised and their operation privatised, migration, more than ever before, is also an anti-militarist struggle, write Amy Hall and Sara Woods of Shoal Collective.

West Papua's Silent Genocide

The brutal occupation of West Papua is under-reported - but UK and US corporations are profiting from the violence, write Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson

The revolving door between the government and the arms trade

The involvement of high-ranking Tory ministers at the DSEI arms fair highlights the thin line between government department and the arms industry, writes ELIZA EGRET

‘War starts here, let’s stop it here’: Anger as death-dealers head for London

In the final essay of a three-part #StopDSEI series, originally published by Ceasefire Magazine, Paul Cudenec reports on the toxic politics at the heart of DSEI, the world's largest arms fair, and the protest action set to greet it in London's Docklands next week, with opponents aiming to physically to stop it being set up.

Saudi’s bombing campaign is destroying my country, Yemen, and Britain is helping them do it

In the second essay in a three-part #StopDSEI series, originally published in Ceasefire magazine, Safa Al-Shamy gives her perspective on the motivations for the Saudi attack on her country, Yemen, the humanitarian crisis it has caused, and the UK's role in supporting it.

The war on Yemen is about capitalism, not sectarianism

In the first essay, in a three-part series originally published in Ceasefire Magazine, Tom Anderson reviews the roots of the crisis in Yemen, where the civilian population has been enduring a brutal bombing campaign by a Saudi-led coalition, supported by the UK, since 2015.