Day three of the #StopDSEI protests saw a morning of back-to-back successful blockades of both entrances to the DSEI site, meaning vehicles carrying weapons and equipment were blocked from getting in.
World military spending is going up, according to data released this week by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the most authoritative and comprehensive international source on military expenditure.1 According to SIPRI, the world total increased by 2.6% in real, inflation-adjusted terms,
A new report "Securing Profits: How the arms lobby is hijacking Europe’s defence policy" by Bram Vranken of the Flemish peace organisation Vredesactie documents the symbiotic relationship between arms industry lobby and the European Union.
CAAT's Ann Feltham reports on arms industry lobbying for EU subsidies, and the campaign to stop it. The European Union had its genesis in the vision of post-World War Two leaders who believed that uniting countries economically would end the bloody wars between European neighbours. Military matters were not part of it, being seen as the province of
Hundreds of thousands of people will be marching together at the June 20th People's Assembly national demo against austerity - and CAAT will be there. Here's three reasons why:
The outcome of the General Election and the daunting prospect of continued austerity and increased cuts to public services has no doubt left many campaigners feeling deflated. There is no way around it- the next five years will be challenging and difficult.
Our friends at Arms Dealers on Trial have made this excellent and inspiring film about their attempts to hold arms dealers from the DSEI arms fair to account for the promotion of illegal torture weapons. https://player.vimeo.com/video/122144971
Activist are cycling from London to Burghfield to protest the UK's , as part of protests around the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Here, activist Nikki Ray explains why she's joining the Wheel Stop Trident cycle. A few weeks ago I was invited to join Wheel Stop Trident,