Thursday, 6 December 2007


The UCL council yesterday looked at the proposal for ethical investment brought forward by the Disarm UCL campaign. Download the proposal here.

I have been told that Council members were impresssed and appreciated that our proposal is serious and well written. This is in line with the impression I had when chatting to some of the Council members in the corridor prior to the meeting.

Unfortunately the UCL Council yesterday did not have the confidence to make a very clear move towards ethical investment and decided that UCL will continue investing in arms trader Cobham.

Students, staff and alumni at UCL will be back at the beginning of next year with more creative campaigning to ditch the disgraceful arms shares and we will monitor the development of an ethical investment policy closely.

For the time being: We're going to hit the Union bar tonight for Birthday drinks: The Disarm UCL campaign is one year old today !

Everyone welcome ! We'll kick off at 7 pm in Easyjays in the Union ! See you there !

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Disarm UCL article on New Statesman politics site today !

An article discussing UCL's arms investments is today featured on the New Statesman politics website.

Please comment on the article here.

Monday, 3 December 2007

More national press coverage for Disarm UCL

On Thursday the Times Higher on page 3 published a big photo from the Disarm UCL "graduation from university of war" photo stunt.

A picture of the protest and an article about the opposition to UCL's arms investment were also published in West End Extra on Friday.

Well done, everyone. You are brilliant ! And famous now :))