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News

All the latest from Campaign Against Arms Trade, across the country and near you, including press releases, the CAAT Blog, articles from the CAAT News magazine, and info on local actions. Browse the full list, or filter by type or topic.

Press releases

Campaigners call for investigation of UK training for international police forces accused of torture

UK has provided training to international police forces accused of torture and other abuses In 2019 Police College provided training for forces in Bahrain, Nigeria and Hong Kong, despite ongoing repression Since 2012, Police College has provided training for at least 12 countries listed as ‘human rights priority countries’ by government Campaigners have called for

Campaigners call for a suspension and review of all UK military and police training in Nigeria, following SARS revelations

​UK forces have provided extensive training for Nigerian police and armed forces, including SARS  Nigerian police and military have been linked to violence against protesters UK has licensed £43 million worth of arms to Nigeria since 2015 Campaign Against Arms Trade has called for a review of all UK training that has been provided for the Nigerian police and

Blogs

CAAT presents… ‘Arms Trade 101 and intersecting issues’: Panel Event – Thursday 9th July 2020, 6.30pm – 9pm

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

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Resisting police militarisation: shut down ‘Security and Policing’

Activists from several groups including the Network for Police Monitoring, Global Justice Now, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, London Mexico Solidarity, London Campaign Against Arms Trade and Stop the Arms Fair protested outside the Home Office to call for an end to the 'Security and Policing' arms fair.

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Resisting police militarisation in the US

The lines between policing, the army and ‘security’ are becoming blurred and 'counter-terrorism' is being used to clampdown on civil liberties. In the US, a coalition has been taking action against the militarisation of police and institutionalised racism by targeting a major arms fair: Urban Shield.

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