In this guest post, David Bloomfield from the Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition (GUADC) provides an update on the campaign against Glasgow University investments in the arms trade. Unfortunately a similar story can be told about universities across the UK. We recommend reading this post as background. At the end of
We’ve had questions from folks about how to engage with the issues of police violence and systemic racism raised by the Black Lives Matter movement in their CAAT meetings. This post is written for the white folks in our network, especially white group coordinators, with some reflection questions to ask yourselves when tabling this at
Activists challenging the Three Counties Defence & Security Expo (3CDSE), scheduled for July 2020, used local media to raise their objections to the fair. They successfully captured the front page of several local papers protesting the plans for the fair to go ahead, and organisers were soon after forced to announce plans to
Creative Action online: People show support for the victims of the Yemen war For obvious reasons, activism on the streets is not an option at the moment but we can continue our activism in other ways (all hail the internet!). For example, we couldn’t hold our vigil for Yemen as planned at the UK Trade
On the fifth anniversary of the start of the Saudi-led bombing campaign, we stand in solidarity with Yemen. At a time when millions of people across the world are concerned about food supplies and the ability of our health systems to respond to crisis, Yemen must not be forgotten.
As the UK enters lockdown and introduces social distancing measures to combat the spread of covid19, we’re asking local groups and campaigners to take their work online, and to cancel or postpone meetings and events. This is in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) advice to the public to practise good hygiene, frequent hand
Arms dealers are busy people. If they’re not burning the midnight oil securing the next dirty deal, they are likely schmoozing and networking at fancy industry events and receptions, dining on three-course meals, feasting on banquets and enjoying the company of other high net worth individuals. https://www.facebook.com/campaignagainstarmstrade/photos/a.3096162423741299/3096175997073275/?type=3&theater ADS Dinner Protest – image by Richard York,
Building on the successes of Smash EDO's earlier campaign, activists with Brighton Against Arms Trade are reinvigorating Brighton's resistance to the local EDO weapons factory.