Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Next Meeting: 1 November @ 6 pm

The next campaign meeting for Disarm UCL will be in the CSC main room (2nd floor bloomsbury theatre building) tomorrow (1st Nov) at 6pm.

We will discuss the current situation regarding UCL and the arms shares and tentative moves towards an ethical investment policy. Come along to get involved and come up with creative campaigning ideas, or just to find out more about UCL's investments in the arms trade and the campaign for ethical investment and to ditch the shameful arms shares.

See you there !

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

The trade that killed my sister

Disarm UCL got mentioned in the October/November issue of Red Pepper magazine.

On page 64 Red Pepper has published an interview with Disarm UCL supporter Richard Wilson, an UCL alumnus:

"Richard Wilson has campaigned against the arms trade since the death of his sister Charlotte in Burundi in 2000. He is the author of Titanic Express, which tells the story of his search for the truth behind Charlotte's death. He told Symon Hill why he is determined to work against companies profiting from war. (...)"

It's a moving interview. Do read it if you get the chance.

Thursday, 11 October 2007


Everyone is most welcome to come to our next meeting on Monday, 15 October at 7 pm.

Place: Wilkins Jeremy Bentham Room

We will be discussing what fun and creative ways we will use for campaigning this year and our ideas for an ethical investment policy.

Please do come along. Everyone welcome.

And in case you haven't voted for the Disarm UCL campaigning bid yet: Today is your last chance ! Click here to vote.

Thursday, 4 October 2007


If you think UCLs arms shares are a disgrace and that your uni should ditch the shares in arms trader Cobham please support the Disarm UCL campaigning bid.

Click here to vote for Disarm UCL

It only takes 10 seconds to vote and all you have to do is enter your UCL e-mail address. Get your mates to vote as well.

Every single vote is much needed and much appreciated :)

Monday, 1 October 2007

Many Freshers are aware of UCLs arms investments - and oppose them !

Thanks a lot to everyone who came to speak to us at the Disarm UCL stall at Freshers Fayre. It was great to talk to so many supportive people. Many of those we spoke to were already aware of UCLs investments in arms trader Cobham PLC. It surprised us a little bit that so many Freshers and graduate students who just started to study at UCL had already heard about the arms investments. The vast majority of them were supportive of the Disarm UCL campaign. It just goes to show how damaging the arms shares are for UCLs reputation.

The next meeting of Disarm UCL will take place on Monday, 15 October. Exact time and place to be announced. Will be great to see you all then.

In the meantime: Join our facebook group and invite all your mates to join as well.