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Some of the most influential professional engineering and science organisations (PESOs) in the UK have promoted fossil fuel and arms companies to schoolchildren – without discussing the ethical iss

XR prisoner

Mark Ovland (36) was arrested during the XR actions in London in April, and again in October. He was one of those arrested for standing on a Tube train at Canning Town.

BAE blockaded

There were two anti-arms trade blockades of an industrial park in Filton, Bristol, in October.

Cops vs black families

Undercover police officers infiltrated at least 26 campaigns around deaths in police custody and racist murders over several decades, according to research carried out last year.

Hello EDO

At 6am on 25 November, three anti-arms trade campaigners locked themselves to the gates of the EDO MBM arms factory in Brighton. Banners were hung on the fence saying: ‘Stop the arms trade.

Two museums

The Museum of Neoliberalism opened in Leegate Shopping Centre in Lewisham, South London, on 16 November. The shopping centre is due for demolition, but probably not for a year at least.

Peace in Yemen?

In November, there were hopeful signs in the war in Yemen, which has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Western Sahara

It is hard to believe that there was any down side to the departure of the superhawk John Bolton from the Trump administration, but it has had an unfortunate effect on the Western Sahara peace proc

UK Reaper kills

British drones are more likely to target individuals than infrastructure, according to Chris Cole of Drone Wars UK.


A major arms fair has been cancelled in New Zealand.

It was announced on 30 September that the annual Defence, Industry, and National Security Forum would not be held in 2019.