A guest blog by Dr Anuradha Chenoy, former dean at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and expert in security, development and gender studies.
New report from CAAT exposes the real extent of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Majority of sales have taken place using the opaque Open Licence system that obscures true value. CAAT estimates that Open Licences account for the majority of the UK arms trade. The UK has sold over £20
This afternoon parliament is expected to vote on proposals to stop a major cut to the aid budget, which the government claims it has to do for financial reasons. Last year the government announced a £16 billion increase to the military budget. If the cut goes ahead then one country that is likely to be particularly
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On the second year anniversary of the fire, and murder of at least 72 people in Grenfell Tower, it is crucial to remember the lives that were taken, whilst also reminding ourselves for the need to organise and take action in the fight for justice. We must mourn and remember, but also organise –
Images link tear gas made by UK company to repression in Oman UK has licensed over £16 million worth of tear gas to Oman since 2015 Oman is one of world’s largest buyers of UK arms Campaign Against Arms Trade has called for an investigation into the use of UK-made tear
UK licensed at least £420,000 worth of ‘anti-riot’ shields within months of police violence against BLM protests UK-made shields were linked to police violence at the time of protests UK arms export criteria bans sale of weapons for internal repression Government statistics, compiled by Campaign Against Arms Trade for the
On the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, Campaign Against Arms Trade continues to condemn the UK’s role in arming repression around the world, including in the USA, and exporting violence and brutality.
Although arms fairs are likely to be reduced in (physical) size this year due to Covid, many are still expecting to take place, and so local resistance is building. If you would like to get involved with these campaigns, here is the information you need.
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