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Resisting the Saudi arms ship

Saudi Arabian cargo ship the Bahri Yanbu collected cargo in the USA and Canada, and visited a series of European ports in February, before continuing to Saudi Arabia. It met resistance across Europe from campaigners concerned that the ship is carrying weapons destined for use by Saudi-led forces in the war on Yemen

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Stop the Saudi arms shipments

This Wednesday the Saudi Arabian cargo ship Bahri Yanbu is due at Tilbury docks. CAAT is concerned that this ship is carrying weapons destined for use by Saudi-led forces in the war on Yemen, where there is a serious risk they will be used in violations of international humanitarian law. We are also concerned that

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See you in The Hague!

Last week, a coalition of European and Yemeni groups, including CAAT, submitted a dossier to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, asking them to investigate European government and arms company officials for potentially aiding and abetting war crimes in Yemen. Saudi Arabia and their coalition partners have been bombing civilians in Yemen

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Malvern activists challenge arms fair!

The Three Counties Defence and Security Arms fair in Malvern in July hosted some of the world's biggest manufacturers of weaponry, including BAE Systems and Thales. This is business at a massive cost - a human, environmental, and social disaster. But local activists were there to challenge it. If you're a Malvern local and interested

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UK arms sales to Saudi for use in Yemen ruled unlawful

In the last few minutes the Court of Appeal has ruled that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen are unlawful. Activists celebrate outside the Royal Courts of Justice as the verdict is announced. Credit: Darren Johnson The Court of Appeal concluded that it was ‘irrational and therefore unlawful’ for the

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A view from inside the UK’s biggest arms company

Photo by Alan Wilson. Every year, CAAT activists attend the Annual General Meeting of the UK’s biggest arms company, BAE Systems. We do this so that we can challenge the Board face to face and expose the hypocrisy and greed at the heart of the arms trade. One campaigner who attended this year was Arabian

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