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
An academic conference with a difference! Students, academics & community organisers are (un)/learning from each other, whilst protesting at the gates of an arms fair. "We want the arms trade to be exposed for what it is – a system that upholds racist, colonial, patriarchal, oppressive systems"
Photo by Ryan Ashcroft Last month CAAT and the CAAT Universities Network co-hosted a very important meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi's has put the UK-Saudi relationship under more scrutiny than ever before. Unfortunately there has been more scrutiny of his murder
Last week, the University of Southampton joined the growing list of Universities who have decided to take a stance against investments in the arms trade. In this article Sebastian, Odell of Southampton University explains what's happened and how students forced the university into taking action. Southampton students take action against BAE.
Disrupting arms company recruitment is an effective way to challenge the arms trade. Arms companies rely on hiring graduates to keep their business going. This makes universities an obvious recruiting ground, as there are many people who will soon be qualified and looking to start a career. This term a number of arms companies have
The aim is to build networks of solidarity in opposition to the arms trade, to explore forms of academic practice that don’t stop at the university walls, and to directly disrupt the setup of the arms fair. Blurring lines between theory and practice, academics from a range of disciplines will gather at this event to
A worker for a company that produces arms in the South West of England shares his views about his experience and the potential of renewable energies. A BAE apprentice at the Farnborough Arms Fair.
Activists in Bristol have been busy, and this October succeeded in chasing an chasing an arms fair out of their town. But it seems one arms event just wasn’t enough for Bristol's arms dealers. The day after the protest at the arms fair