BBC's The Big Questions: Should Britain be proud of its arms trade?

12 March 2018 - 11:00am

Ryvka Barnard, War on Want's Senior Campaigns Officer (Militarism and Security), appeared on BBC’s The Big Questions on 12 March 2018, in a debate on whether Britain should be proud of its arms trade. She argued that the UK must stop trading arms with some of the world's most repressive regimes, including Saudi Arabia. So long as the UK is selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, it is complicit in the violence. 

Here are some highlights from the debate:

We must honour lost land defenders by fighting the system which killed them

7 March 2018 - 2:15pm

Written by Sebastian Ordoñez Muñoz for the Guardian.

Two more defenders in Latin America have lost their lives challenging their country’s economic growth model which prizes profit at all costs.

Young Tunisians know 2011 changed nothing: the revolution goes on

8 February 2018 - 5:45pm

Written by Ghassen Ben Khelifa and Hamza Hamouchene for the Guardian

Away from tourist sites, a new uprising is boiling up. Can an old order mired in austerity and repression survive this time?

H&M’s offensive advert is just one thread in the rotten fabric of a deeply racist industry

15 January 2018 - 5:15pm

Written by Thulsi Narayanasamy & Marienna Pope-Weidemann for Open Democracy


Will those angered by the H&M advert also support the fightback by the brave and resilient women of colour who produce H&M's clothes for poverty wages?

Forgetting Marikana: What does Ramaphosa’s rise mean for poor South Africans?

15 January 2018 - 5:00pm

Written by Saranel Benjamin for African Arguments

As director of Lonmin, the multi-millionaire saw miners striking for a living wage as criminals.


Environmental and human rights defenders challenge 'Mines and Money' Conference

12 December 2017 - 4:30pm

Community leaders from Colombia, the Philippines and Uganda have been in London challenging attendees of the Mines and Money Conference. HANNIBAL RHOADES, TATIANA GARAVITO and SEBASTIAN ORDONEZ report.

This piece was first published on The Ecologist on Dec 12, 2017

UK Coal Costs Colombia

7 December 2017 - 11:30am

By Mark Metcalf, originally published in Big Issue North 27 NOV - 3 DEC.

Claims human rights violated in Colombia

UK-owned mine is vital to local economy

 Mariana Greif Etchebehere

A worker at Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia. UK owners are accused of displacing locals and environmental damage. Photo: Mariana Greif Etchebehere



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