By Sam Perlo-Freeman, CAAT Research Coordinator The war in Yemen is a horrific example of how major arms exporters, chiefly the US and UK, have continued to arm countries engaged in a brutal and devastating conflict, namely Saudi Arabia and the UAE. But it is far from the only example, and such policies are not
As the annual Security & Policing Arms Fair begins this week - this time online - we launch our series of blog posts and content challenging the organisers' flawed notions of security. London CAAT's Esme Waterfield writes here about drones, borders, and a future being engineered for us by the government.
Bernie Bell, a long-time supporter of CAAT based in Orkney, Scotland, explains what CAAT's Nobel Peace Prize nomination means to her.
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UK cuts aid to Yemen by almost half, despite warnings of the worst famine in decades The humanitarian crisis is a direct result of the devastating war in Yemen, in which UK arms are playing a central role The cut comes less than three weeks after new statistics revealed another £1.4 billion of new arms
CAAT has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize alongside our partner Mwatana for Human Rights, a grassroots organisation working in Yemen. But what does this mean for our campaigning?
Nobel Laureate nominates Campaign Against Arms Trade and Mwatana for Human Rights. Nobel Laureate, The American Friends Service Committee and Quaker Peace & Social Witness, announce Campaign Against Arms Trade & Mwatana for Human Rights as their nominees for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination intended to draw attention to the suffering of the Yemeni
The UK supported repression in Bahrain in 2011 with weapons sales, which continued even after the violent repression of protests. Even though the human rights situation has deteriorated in Bahrain in the decade since, the UK continues to bolster the regime with military and political support.
2021 marks 10 years of citizens’ revolt against autocratic regimes in the Middle East and the latest phase in a long history of the UK manoeuvring in the region to further its own economic and military interests.
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