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
Every summer, thousands of people flock to the small village of Tolpuddle to celebrate trade unionism and the town’s six famous martyrs. Over the years, the festival has become something of a rallying point for trade unionists and labour activists across the country, and CAAT was here this year with a stall in the martyrs’
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.
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.
Local activists in East Kent take direct action to demand the UK Stops Arming Israel.
This blog comes from Chris Cole of Drone Wars UK, who was among four protesters that were arrested at RAF Waddington for protesting against drone warfare. Four protesters (including myself) were arrested at RAF Waddington for protesting the normalisation of drone warfare. In a statement released at the time
A Coventry-based activist shares his story of arms trade investments, cluster bombs, and challenging the world's largest arms dealers with Blu-Tack. If you've got something right under your nose, it gives you the opportunity to confront the reality of the arms trade in a way that cannot be dismissed as 'none of our business'. It also
Activists in Bristol have been busy, and this October succeeded in chasing an chasing an arms fair out of their town. But it seems one arms event just wasn’t enough for Bristol's arms dealers. The day after the protest at the arms fair