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.
London CAAT display their banner outside Radio Free Brighton. London CAAT group took a day trip to Brighton to support Smash EDO's "Summer of Resistance".
Photo courtesy of Smash EDO This week I travelled down to Brighton to take part in the Smash EDO citizens weapons inspection of the EDO/ITT factory. My protest buddy and I, armed with waterproofs and jelly babies, met the demonstration in the centre of Brighton and were
Courts throughout the UK are prosecuting individuals whose only crime is to refuse to fill out the 2011 census form because of the involvement of arms giant Lockheed Martin. The refusers face a fine and possible jail sentence for their actions. Lockheed Martin is based in the US and was contracted to process census data
A careers fair at the University of Edinburgh was closed down last week after the organisers' decision to invite the world's largest arms firm to the event triggered a nonviolent protest by students. The students laid down in front of the stall run by BAE Systems in a symbolic die-in.
Yesterday I took part in an action which managed to close down arms factory EDO/ITT/MBM for a day. The extremely heavy policing stopped us from blocking the road to the factory, but tens of police vans in our way meant our actions had the desired effect: to close the factory and maximise economic damage to
Rhiannon Rees recalls her busy week of meetings and actions in October 2010. Peace campaigners in the London area have had a busy week, and I have been fortunate to get around and meet some fantastic people. Last week was also 'Quaker Week', and I went to two of the talks at the Quaker Centre
At the start of 2010, Kaye Stearman looks back on events of the past year and what was achieved. 8 November 2008 - CAAT's National Gathering at Conway Hall in central London sees the launch of the new "Armed & Dangerous" campaign to focus on the support given to arms exports by United Kingdom Trade & Investment