Image of seven people, three in front four in back, in front of a court building, holding placards mostly saying "Not Guilty", one also saying "#StopDSEI", another saying "The arms trade is global, so is our resistance, #StopDSEI". Woman at front on left wearing a Palestinian scarf, raising clenched fist and cheering. Court building behind them.


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Hack Day is a happy day for CAAT data

EU arms export browser When Ian Mackinnon proposed that CAAT hold a "Hack Day" to help enhance and improve the presentation of CAAT's data, I was intrigued. Ian is the data programmer whose skills have enabled CAAT to convert static arms export data from the UK and the


The award BAE’s Olver wouldn’t accept

A shareholder activist is evicted from the AGM What do you get for leading an arms company facing billion-dollar corruption investigations? Well, BAE's outgoing Chairman, Dick Olver, has been given a knighthood for his “services to business.” CAAT had already recognised Olver's 'achievements' at the company's recent AGM,


Welfare or Warfare?…The UK government has made their choice very clear at the expense of the taxpayer

This blog is reposted with kind permission from Life requires Freedom. Today (14/05/13) the UK Trade and Investment: Defence and Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) held a symposium at the BIS conference centre in Westminster, London. In order to facilitate the networking of UK small and medium-sized arms enterprises with larger companies and to

Protesters holding a banner outside the London Hilton Blogs

Infiltrating an arms dealers’ dinner The arms dealers were out to dinner again on 29th January This time at The London Hilton. Perhaps our national institutions like the Imperial War Museum, the National Gallery and the Natural History Museum don’t want them anymore. The London Hilton may not want them either after last night! Twelve of us got

An activist holds photos of victims of conflict beside an ADS sign. Blogs

How we gate-crashed the arms dealers’ dinner Yesterday around 200 arms dealers from the ‘defence’ sector of the aerospace industry and their guests (military ‘top brass’ and high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Defence and foreign embassies) gathered for a dinner. At these events companies that manufacture and sell weapons entertain their clients, network and promote their

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