Cover photo by Safa Kadhim On the 16th Feb, and to mark 16 years since the 2003 anti-war protests, BP or not BP?, and many others took over the British Museum; targetting specifically the BP-sponsored Assyria exhibition. This was part of a series of actions, that also included the action at the
Mel Strickland is one of 15 activists that blocked a government deportation flight chartered to transport people for repatriation to Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone . The activists were charged and convicted under repressive “antiterror” legislation, and could face years in prison. CAAT stands in solidarity with the activists as they appeal the appalling verdict.
Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, the French government has declared a national state of emergency; giving exceptional powers to security services and police. This is being used to suppress dissent and civil disobedience during the UN climate talks which started yesterday. Big events such as Christmas markets and football matches have been allowed to
The last week has seen a significant victory for our campaign to get the arms trade out of public institutions. On Monday 18th May, the Public and Commercial Sector Union (PCS), which represents 5,000 workers in public galleries and museums across the UK, passed two motions at their annual conference in Brighton
In his book Capitalist Realism: Is There no Alternative? Mark Fisher sharply argues that when it comes to thinking about changing entrenched social norms and priorities our lives have become dominated by an attitude of resignation and fatalism. Fisher’s argument can be easily applied to mainstream discourses around climate change and
The UK sells arms to over 100 countries across the globe, including manyabusive regimes, or those in conflict, even selling arms to both sides The official justification for the Government’s unquestioning support for the arms trade is that it is vital to safeguard “national security”. CAAT’s
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.
You may have heard that the troubled Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, Britain's newest fighter jet, failed to turn up at this summer's Farnborough Air Show after an engine fire occurred in one of its production models. This incident once again brought to the fore long-standing