CAAT protests continuing arms sales to Bahrain. CAAT protesters outside BIS Since the New Year, at least ten people have been killed by security forces in Bahrain. Three were killed in custody. Others suffocated on tear gas, which has been fired into people's homes where they can't escape. We have
Courts throughout the UK are prosecuting individuals whose only crime is to refuse to fill out the 2011 census form because of the involvement of arms giant Lockheed Martin. The refusers face a fine and possible jail sentence for their actions. Lockheed Martin is based in the US and was contracted to process census data
Chris under arrest at DSEI 2011 On Tuesday September 13th, Kirk Jackson and Chris Cole were arrested for taking part in demonstrations against the world's largest arms fair – DSEI, which takes place every two years at the ExCeL exhibition centre in East London. In this article, Kirk and Chris talk
Aneaka Kellay of the Campaign Against Depleted Uranium (CADU) explains why the UK government should stop its support for depleted uranium munitions and take responsibility for the contamination caused by their past use. On 8 November campaigners dumped 2.3 tonnes of imitation "depleted uranium" (DU) dust on the steps of
How shameless is the government's arms sales unit? Even as ordinary people across the Middle East are laying down their lives in the struggle for democracy, UKTI DSO organises a seminar to help arms companies to sell weapons to the repressive regimes of the region. The event was called Middle East: A vast market
It’s easy to lose hope when facing down such huge monsters as the global arms trade. But the AIDEX story shows that popular protest and people power can, and does, work.
Ian Pocock writes about London CAAT's demonstration at the International Fine Art & Antiques Fair. Our fantastic banner brought us lots of attention London CAAT members maintained the pressure on Clarion Events with a demonstration outside the International Fine Art & Antiques
Modgala, a Buddhist nun working with the Amida Trust, speaks to Kat Hobbs of CAAT about taking action at the DSEI arms fair in 2001 and what action she will take at DSEI 2011. Why take action? Modgala at a festival “I'm in favour