A new arms divestment group in Oxford

There is a new group pursuing arms divestment at Oxford University. Here is their web-site:

http://oxdive.wordpress.com/

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A Summary of the campaign to end Oxford University’s arms investments

Here is a helpful summary of the campaign so far:

Arms divestment campaign summary – 11 Nov 2011

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The Independent runs article on Oxford University’s cluster munitions investments

The Independent, 17 October 2011

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/oxford-university-invests-163630000-in–us-firm-that-profits-from-cluster-bombs-2371608.html

The piece refers to OAWA’s FoI requests

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Oxford University responds to our Freedom of Information requests

Oxford’s responses reveal:

£2.14 million investments in arms manufacturers, including in those manufacturing cluster munitions banned under UK law.

Oxford refuses to release the list of companies manufacturing banned weapons which it uses to ‘monitor’ this area.

Anti-War Reply Request 2

Anti-War Reply Request 1

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Morning Star covers our Comment in The Lancet

‘Students shine light on Oxford blood money’,¬†Rory MacKinnon:

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/105742

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Comment in The Lancet: Oxford University should stop investing in arms companies

The Divestment Team has published a Comment article in The Lancet, Volume 377, Issue 9781, pp.1900-1902, 4 June 2011.

To view the article on line follow this link (log-in is required but free):

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2960746-0/fulltext?rss=yes

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BAN BAE!

http://www.cherwell.org/content/10932

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/8496745.Anti_war_protest_ends_in_scuffle/

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