The DPRTE arms fair was moved to Birmingham after energetic protest and objections from locals drove it out of Cardiff ... now the threat of protest in Birmingham has forced the event to move before it even opens!
The Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) arms fair took place at SEC Glasgow at the end of June. It was met by a large, boisterous protest, which made it very clear that weapons trading should not be happening in Glasgow, or anywhere! As a result, Glasgow Council took the decision to no longer support arms fairs.
The last week has seen a significant victory for our campaign to get the arms trade out of public institutions. On Monday 18th May, the Public and Commercial Sector Union (PCS), which represents 5,000 workers in public galleries and museums across the UK, passed two motions at their annual conference in Brighton
Update, 27 Jan 2014: Success! Following formal complaints from CAAT, the BBC has said that its political editor, Nick Robinson, will no longer be speaking at the ADS dinner. CAAT is pleased that he has withdrawn but disappointed that the BBC has
Stop The Shipment campaign succeeds as South Korea ends tear gas sales to Bahrain The Stop The Shipment campaign was launched in October to prevent a massive shipment of over 1.6 million rounds of tear gas from South Korea to Bahrain. CAAT supporters worked with Bahraini and South Korean activists to put pressure on
We’ve found arms trade events in some unlikely locations before ... but finding the Gala Dinner for an arms fair in a Cathedral probably tops the bill. Guildford Cathedral hosted Security & Policing’s “exclusive networking dinner” in 2012 and it was booked again for 2013.
The 2012 Right Livelihood Award recipients receiving their diplomas in the Swedish Parliament. Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt Anne-Marie O'Reilly writes on the Right Livelihood Award presentation and the inspirational people she met there. Last week my CAAT colleague Henry McLaughlin and myself were lucky to represent thousands of people's contributions and years
The Right Livelihood Award is also known as "The Alternative Nobel Prize" Last week, on Thursday 27 September, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) was awarded one of the four Right Livelihood Awards for 2012 for our "innovative and effective campaigning against the