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.
The aim is to build networks of solidarity in opposition to the arms trade, to explore forms of academic practice that don’t stop at the university walls, and to directly disrupt the setup of the arms fair. Blurring lines between theory and practice, academics from a range of disciplines will gather at this event to
The idea of Europe's biggest arms company running a school may seems like something out of an Orwellian nightmare. However, it may be about to happen in Barrow, Cumbria, where BAE Systems is on the verge of taking over the faltering Furness Academy.
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
Last month a number of local campaign groups based in Lambeth got together in a church hall in Streatham for a meeting that has been called by CAAT. The purpose wasn't just to analyse the problems, it was also to discover what we have in common and to discuss our common ground.
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,
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