National Day of Action for University Ethical Investment, Wed 27th February

Just to let you know that the spontaneous meeting some students activists had at the CAAT National Gathering  back in November has now actually led to a National Day of Action on 27 February around lunchtime. Join us and campaign for ethical investment at your university.

Campaign Against Arms Trade and People and Planet will be helping coordinate a national day of action in protest against university shareholding in arms companies. The event was initiated by activists at University College London and Manchester University.

A protester dressed in a suit hands out leaflets while a dark, cloudy sky looms above them.

Student groups there will be joined on the day by others at Warwick and Newcastle University. They plan to get suited up as arms dealers and sell university-branded guns, to raise awareness about their Board of Finance’s shareholding with companies that profit from war. A number of other groups will probably also stage actions. National media networks will report on the day’s events.

Students at all universities are invited to join and participate on the day. It needs only a small group (five or more) to dedicate an hour or so on the day to staging an action, plus any time needed for planning and preparation.

For further information, contact Andy on 020 7281 0297 (Mondays only) or on universities(at)caat*org*uk. Your support is very much appreciated.

CAAT would not exist without its supporters. Each new supporter helps us strengthen our call for an end to the international arms trade.

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