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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delegates inside arms fair drinking wine next to weapons Blogs

Inside DSEI

Last week, despite the 'five security checks' and the 'defensive ring' to keep unwanted guests out, anti-war activist Martin Powell managed to infiltrate the DSEI arms fair and live tweeted photos from inside. https://twitter.com/spokenwordnerd/status/644179512872316928 Martin is also a performance poet and wrote this poem about his experience inside the arms fair:

Kent Elbit factory sprayed with graffitti Blogs

What is Elbit hiding?

Two rooftop protests and no arrests. East Kent CAAT reports on the campaign against Israeli arms manufacturer Eblit System's factory in Broadstairs, and asks: just what does Elbit have to hide? Last year, we found out that we had an Elbit factory on our doorstep – Instro Precision, based in Broadstairs. This year we shut

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Arming All Sides event in Derby

Last week I was in Derby to talk about CAAT's Arming all Sides project with the Derby People's History Group (DPHG). I'm a big fan of local history societies with a radical edge and DPH has done some impressive work, especially towards the rehabilitation of Alice Wheeldon. Born in Derby, Alice, a feminist and socialist, was

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20 Years of Edinburgh CAAT

As Edinburgh CAAT group celebrates it’s 20th birthday, long-term group member David Turner reflects on 20 years of campaigning against the arms trade in Scotland. In 1995 a group of Campaign Against Arms Trade supporters came together for an inaugural meeting, and the Edinburgh CAAT group was formed- the first CAAT group in Scotland.

CAAT would not exist without its supporters. Each new supporter helps us strengthen our call for an end to the international arms trade.

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