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Arms Trade
including DSEi Arms Fairs. See also Smash EDO

Finally facing my Portakill
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4th September 2009 | Issue 689 - ARM-A-GEDDON MYSELF SOME OF THAT - An Isreali firm is now offering for sale its “Jumper” robo missile pack – the latest in high convenience unmanned self-powered death machines, all provided in a handy carrying case.


Raytheon Roof-o-meter
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16th January 2009 | For more info see Issue 661 - RAYTHEON ROOF-O-METER - As the rooftop occupation of the Bristol offices of US arms giant Raytheon goes into its sixth week.

Nottingham Forest goes ballistic
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5th December 2008 | Issue 658 - KOCH-A-HOOP - Nottingham has been labelled the ‘gun crime capital of Britain’ - so it's a funny place for US arms giant Heckler & Koch to have their main UK Headquarters.

SAAB - Our sports cars go like a bomb....
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24th October 2008 | Issue 652- MEET SWEDISH BALLS - Swedish anti-arms trade activists go on the rampage, including visiting SAAB's weapons-making plant...

Heckler & Koch - A Lethal Combination
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9th May 2008 | Issue 631- HECKLER AT THE BACK - Weapons corporation Heckler & Koch are finding that their gun storage warehouse in Nottingham is becoming a target for anti-arms trade campaigners...

DSEi War Mart
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7th September 2007 | Issue 602 - LAST THROW OF THE DSEi? - Killing people in conflict zones is a profitable business (seven million since 1989, with 75% of those civilians). If it wasn’t, then the Defence Systems and Equipment International (DSEi) wouldn’t be around. As one of the word’s biggest arms fairs, organisers promise that they’ll be something for everyone whether army, navy, air force or self-employed mercenary.

Trident submarines
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16th March 2007 | Issue 580 - RADIOACTIVISTS - Protests at Faslane Naval Base - where Trident armed nuclear submarines are held - against the £76bn cost of replacing Trident, which the British govt plan to do...

BAe sponsor university students
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18th November 2005 | Issue 521 - LOOSING THEIR FACULTIES - UK Universities are increasingly turning to the corporate sector, including the arms industry, to sustain themselves financially. Currently 67 UK universities hold significant investments in arms companies, and in return arms companies are investing in universities, which involves sponsoring departments and research.

DSEi 2005

9th September 2005 | Issue 511 - BOMBS AWAY - DSEi is the showcase of the British “defence industry”. Occurring every two years it is “the largest tri-service exhibition in the world.” In other words if you want to kill someone from the land, sea or air – they’ve got it.

DSEi 2003
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12th September 2003 | Issue 422 - ARMLESS FUN - “It is like any other trade exhibition. It is like the motor show in Birmingham or exhibitions at Earls Court. This happens to be for the defence industry.”
- Paul Beaver, spokesperson for DSEi organisers Spearhead.

Now - while SchNEWS knows that cars can kill and aren’t too good for the environment we reckon that Apache fighter jets, landmines and cluster bombs are just a tad more harmful to civilians. This is the sort of euphemistic blather coming from the suits this week at Europe’s biggest arms fair - Defence Systems and Equipment International (DSEi).

DSEi 2003

11th July 2003 | Issue 414

Lockheed Martin

2nd May 2003 | Issue 402/3 - BOMBS 'R' US - A target of this year's Mayday protests were the London offices of Lockheed Martin - the world’s largest weapons manufacturer. The company’s share prices rocketed after September 11th and with their fighter jets very busy during the invasion of Iraq, they’ve reported a doubling of profits in the first few months of this year.

Kashmir conflict - Tony Blair

31st May 2002 | Issue 357/8 - KASHMIR SWEATER - “24,000 people, mostly children, die from poverty every day. This is the true terrorism and it is aided and abetted by politicians from rich, privileged and powerful countries who, in the cause of profit and reigning respectability, are salesman of death.” - John Pilger.

The politicians he's referring to include Tony Blair, who in the lead up to the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan was on the subcontinent... as a peace keeper? No - selling British arms to both sides - because that's his job isn't it...

DSEi 2001 - 9-11
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14th September 2001 | Issue 322 - VICIOUS CIRCLE - While the SchNEWS crew with hundreds of other protestors were being hemmed in by police for the bare faced cheek of wanting to shut down the DSEi Arms Fair, news came filtering through of the attacks on the World Trade Centre towers and the Pentagon...

DSEi 2001
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7th September 2001 | Issue 321- ALL THE GUN OF THE FAIR - “The price of one British Aerospace Hawk Jet is roughly the amount needed to provide 1.5 million people in the third world with fresh water for life.” - Campaign Against the Arms Trade.

DSEi 2001
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17th August, 2001 | Issue 318 - for the forthcoming DSEi Arms Fair 2001 at the Excell Centre, Docklands, East London.


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Jolly Roger Press
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Jolly Roger Press -
SchNEWS's take on an anarchist publishing house catalogue produced for the Anarchist Bookfair, Issue 608 - October 2007 (Download PDF - 970kb)

Blair Mugshot
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Blair Charge Sheet
- as Blair leaves, we look at his record - Issue 594, June 2007 (Click Here)

Rave Casualty Support Group
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Barrio Social Centre - What's On Guide - SchNEWS looks at a typical British social centre. Issue 573 - Jan 2007. (Download PDF - 220kb)

Upper Crust - from the spoof festival guide
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Spoof Festival Guide
- close to the bone parody of UK festival scene produced for Big Green Gathering, Issue 553 - August 2006. (Download PDF - 2.2meg)

Winston get a mohawk - Mayday 2000
SchNEWS Worst Britain
- produced for the Peace De Resistance book in 2003 (Click Here)

Are You Really Green? - questionnaire produced for the Big Green Gathering 2007 (not yet available)