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Merry Christmas, see you in January

Wishing everyone a Peaceful Christmas and New Year. Thanks to everyone who has taken part in our action against the arms trade!  Our giant ‘arms export licence’  is now well and truly covered in ‘EMBARGOED’ stamps – sending a clear message to the Foriegn and Commonwealth Office that the people of Birmingham do not want […]

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New Internationalist on the UK’s relaxed attitude to arms

An interesting article by  Edward Robinson was published on the New Internationalist blog last week, detailling how a recent parliamentary inquiry into Britain’s arms exports found that the criterion for embargoing arms has been relaxed in recent years. The nub of the matter is that, instead of the refusing an arms export licence where there […]

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Arms to Renewables

Peace Hub is calling on the UK Foreign Office to embargo arms sales to repressive regimes.  But what about the jobs that arms manufacture creates in the UK?  Does Peace Hub want these people to be left unemployed? These are common questions, and perfectly understandable in the current climate of austerity and poor job opportunities.  […]

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Practical Steps to Control Arms

At Peace Hub we are currently focussing on the UK arms trade, particulary calling for an arms embargo to countries where arms may be used for repression. It’s easy to become cynical about what governments can do to overcome vested interests like the arms trade, but with pracrtical support, we can make a difference. In […]

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