This summer's Block the Factory demonstration drew campaigners from across the UK to protest at Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems' factory in Shenstone. But 19 people were arrested during the demonstration, charged with breaching a High Court injunction that Elbit Systems had taken out in an attempt to halt protests at the factory.
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
Local activists in East Kent take direct action to demand the UK Stops Arming Israel.
Canterbury activists from the new East Kent CAAT group have been targeting Barclays over their shares in Israeli Arms company Elbit systems,. Barclays have been hit by a string of protests from activists across the country over their shares in Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems. Elbit make 85% of the drones
From Israel to Hong Kong, the arms export controls system is broken. The UK's arms export policy rarely comes under as much scrutiny as it did this summer. As Israel launched its devastating attacks on Gaza which were to leave more than 2,000 dead, over 500 of them children, the UK's
Protesters occupy Elbit Systems factory in Birmingham Last month Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, pronounced on Russia's support for separatists in Ukraine: “They have been supplying them, they have been supporting them... They cannot deny their responsibility for the acts that these people are carrying out." He is right, but
The Science Museum justified its plans to host a ‘welcome reception’ for arms dealers from Farnborough International by telling us that Farnborough International was a ‘legitimate organisation’. So I went to Farnborough this week and saw what ‘legitimate’ looks like.
With a Month of Action against the arms trade planned in September, CAAT is pleased to repost this blog from Smash EDO - a long-running and active campaign against an arms company in Brighton.