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Notts Arms Dealer Back in Spotlight


The repression of pro-democracy protests in countries such as Libya and Bahrain has refocused attention on the arms trade. The issue was even covered by the BBC’s One Show which did a report on arms dealers in Nottingham. This included a section on Lenton-based Heckler & Koch.

On the newswire: One Show reports on Notts arms companies | Nottingham arms company linked to Gaddafi | Demos contin…

Nottingham Post: Libya Solidarity Demo in Nottingham

"THERE were emotional scenes in Nottingham's Old Market Square yesterday as hundreds of protesters gathered to express their concern about the political situation in Libya.

"Campaigners gathered at The Forest park and ride site before marching through the city to arrive at the square at lunchtime" (Nottingham Post)

Guardian: Leicestershire-based arms company linked to Libya

"One of the British firms heavily involved in selling military equipment to Libya has defended its business practices. NMS International has sold armoured vehicles to the Libyan regime which have allegedly been used to quell demonstrations.

"The firm, based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, has also been training the Libyan police on how to control riots. It has organised delegations of B…

: Activists cut nets to free dolphins Japan

Divers from The Black Fish, the new European conservation organisation Notts Indymedia reported on a fortnight ago, have, in the night before last, cut the nets of six holding pens in Taiji, Japan, that were holding dolphins caught during a dolphin drive hunt a few days earlier. During this hunt a number of dolphins were selected for the international dolphinarium trade and transferred to these ho…

: Nottingham Eye Witness: Sea Shepherd free 800 tuna

This is an eyewitness account from an action by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which set out onto the Mediterranean Sea last month in search of bluefin tuna poachers. As one of the most valuable fish in the world, the bluefin populations in the Mediterranean region have been reduced by over 85% in the last 50 years due to relentless industrial overfishing. Crew member Wietse van der Werf r…