Prosperous partners-in-crime: as Government, Industry and Academia toil away to translate UK national security needs into exporting opportunities, do you feel more safe? London CAAT's Nico Edwards argues not in her second blog post of our Security & Policing Arms Fair series.
London CAAT's Nico Edwards reminds us that the ongoing pandemic has brought to light what the UK government actually means when it talks about 'protecting' the nation and providing ‘security’.
As the annual Security & Policing Arms Fair begins this week - this time online - we launch our series of blog posts and content challenging the organisers' flawed notions of security. London CAAT's Esme Waterfield writes here about drones, borders, and a future being engineered for us by the government.
2021 marks 10 years of citizens’ revolt against autocratic regimes in the Middle East and the latest phase in a long history of the UK manoeuvring in the region to further its own economic and military interests.
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Following a successful series of online trainings, join us for our first online panel event, focusing on building our understanding of how the global arms trade intersects with other key issues of our time, including racism, colonialism, climate (in)justice and militarised policing. We will start the event with poetry from Yemeni poet
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
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.
At the arms fair, arms companies don't just promote weapons of war that fuel conflict and oppression, they also show off the latest in technology that governments can use to toughen up their borders when people are forced to flee - warships to patrol the seas, surveillance equipment and security fencing.