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.
The Attorney General’s office has been sitting on corruption charges in relation to arms deals with Saudi Arabia for nearly two years. A new Attorney General (the government’s chief legal adviser) was appointed in February and her approval is necessary for the case to proceed. CAAT is calling on her to ensure the case moves
Cover photo by Safa Kadhim On the 16th Feb, and to mark 16 years since the 2003 anti-war protests, BP or not BP?, and many others took over the British Museum; targetting specifically the BP-sponsored Assyria exhibition. This was part of a series of actions, that also included the action at the
New SIPRI arms transfers data shows small overall increase in global trade, but huge increase in sales to the Middle East. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) yesterday releasedits latest data on the global
Deception in High Places by Nicholas Gilby In this blog anti arms trade writer and campaigner Nicholas Gilby, author of Deception in High Places - A History of Bribery In Britain's Arms Trade, analyses misconceptions about the arms trade treaty. The Arms Trade Treaty came into force on
Damning words from Judge Stefan Apostol. He was speaking in a courtroom in Vienna, at the conclusion of a corruption trial. Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly. He's laughing but we're not - and nor are the Austrian judiciary. Although the trial received almost no publicity in the UK, the individual on trial and
Ann Feltham, CAAT's Parliamentary Co-ordinator, attended the International Development Committee hearing on 19 July which saw BAE under attack by MPs for its shameful inaction in paying £29.5 million to the Government of Tanzania. Media eyes may have been focused on the Murdochs' Select Committee appearance, but the real pleasure for CAAT supporters was the
A giant Dick Olver, chairman of BAE, paying peanuts BAE managed to escape with a fine of £500,000 plus costs in court today. Its plea bargain (worth £30 million) to end years of corruption investigations was structured so poorly that if the court fined more, this would be