Value of UK arms sales to coalition bombing Yemen is at least 6.5 times higher than value of aid Saudi-led forces are using UK-made fighter jets, bombs and missiles in ongoing bombardment UK Parliament to debate crisis in Yemen later today Ahead of a House of Commons debate later today, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)
UK has provided military training for 18 countries on Foreign Office list of ‘human rights priority countries’ since 2018 Militaries receiving training include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel and Kazakhstan Training for repressive regimes include commando training,
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
Join us for our first ever Reading Group series! Following our ‘Arms Trade 101 and intersecting issues’ panel, we will delve deeper into some of the profound issues connected to the global arms trade over the course of 6 weeks with the help of some of the UK’s brightest critical thinkers. Starting by setting the
Today marks the one year anniversary since we won a landmark victory at the Court of Appeal, challenging the UK’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia. As a result of that ruling, we have stopped the export of new weapons for use in the war in Yemen. A multi-billion pound deal to sell more fighter jets
Weapons manufacturer BAE Systems holds its Annual General Meeting today, but it’s not taking questions from shareholders. We understand why it would want to hide from scrutiny: this is a company with plenty to be ashamed of. But as it continues to profit from violence around the world, we still have #QuestionsforBAE
We hope all CAAT’s supporters are well and keeping safe. A lot of CAAT’s work will be evolving over the coming months as we adapt to the current crisis. Staff are working remotely, local group meetings and activities are moving online, and we’re looking at how Covid-19 interlinks with our different areas of work.
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.