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SPEAKING out against the arms trade

Niki Goridis on Speak's Day of Action. 1 March - This was definitely a different Monday morning for the staff of UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation (UKTI). What made it so different? A crowd of about seventy young people had congregated in front of UKTI's headquarters at 66 Victoria Street, dancing, singing and enjoying

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Green markets or gun markets

David Watson writes on weapons, wars and climate change for Blog Action Day on Climate Change - 15 October 2009. On 14 October, BBC's Newsnight asked the question "Can you be green and capitalist?" Simon Retallack, associate director at the centre-left think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research, was asked how best to fight

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DSEI video blog

On the 8 September the DSEI arms fair opened in East London.  I spent the day meandering around CAAT’s demonstration outside the offices of UKTI DSO talking to all and sundry. I wanted to see the range of reasons why such a large group of people had gathered to fight actions our government deems to

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The cuckoo has landed… at UKTI

CAAT media co-ordinator Kaye Stearman writes... Monday morning, 30 March, at 8.30am. and the pavement outside Kingsgate House, the unlovely concrete box that houses United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI), was in deep shadow. I had volunteered to do the early shift at CAAT's UKTI demo and was freezing as a result. As the

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acronyms and activism

Eight O'clock one rainy morning outside Victoria Station, a crew of CAAT activists assembled with high hopes and higher necked woolly jumpers. Their aim, to descend on the unwitting offices of Kingsgate House, the home of UK Trade and Investment, and alert them to the rather clandestine and immoral activities now taking place within. Considering

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The government’s golfing gunrunners

Looking through the media after arriving in the CAAT office this morning, I was greeted by unexpected coverage of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) - a government unit that is the focus of CAAT's new core campaign. UKTI promotes exports - including arms exports.  However, the news today was not about the arms

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DESO down, DSEI to go

The Prime Minister’s statement of 25th July that the Defence Export Services Organisation, based in Bloomsbury, will be shut by the end of the year is a great success for the peace movement in general and Campaign Against Arms Trade in particular. CAAT’s Shut DESO campaign, which included encircling the building with a human chain

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Stop the Death Trade in London

London CAAT met at 11am today to start our “Central London Arms Trade Crawl” outside BAE’s headquarters. Perhaps unsurprisingly, in this first leg we were emphasising the corrupt nature of the trade in death in our home city. The secluded Carlton Gardens, where the firm that the government won't allow to be investigated for corruption

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