September 2017 is a key month for those seeking to end the arms trade. There are just so many, and such varied, opportunities to highlight the dire consequences of the trade in death and destruction and move towards ending it.
Quaker activist Sam Walton and Rev Daniel Woodhouse have pled 'Not Guilty' to criminal damage at their pre-trial hearing, and called for further action to Stop Arming Saudi. Sam Walton reports. Back in January we broke into BAE System’s Warton Airbase to try and disarm warplanes they are selling to the Saudis. The Saudi are
CAAT joined the author and activist Ensaf Haidar, wife of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, outside the Saudi Arabian embassy to call for his immediate release. Lucie Kinchin reports.
Brian Larkin and members of the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre hand the petition to divest from arms manufacture to Cllr Chas Booth, Convener of Edinburgh Council's petitions committee. Campaigners in Edinburgh are calling for their council to end its investment in arms companies. Yesterday our friends at Edinburgh CAAT and the Edinburgh
Journalists within Saudi often face persecution, but two Saudi nationals based in the UK have started a new media channel with the aim of "building bridges between the people of Arabia and the people around the world". Their first post to inaugurate the channel is a report on a recent meeting on arms sales to
Andrea Needham writes: On 29 January 1996, I was one of a group of women who disarmed a Hawk warplane at BAE's Warton factory in Lancashire. The plane was destined for Indonesia, where it would be used in the ongoing occupation and genocide in East Timor. Exactly 21 years later, and now in the era of social
Activists released on bail after attempt to disarm BAE fighter jets bound for Saudi Arabia. Daniel Woodhouse, a Methodist minister from Leeds, and Quaker activist Sam Walton have been released on bail pending charges after breaking into BAE’s Warton site. The pair were arrested at BAE Systems’ airbase in Warton, Lancashire, in the early hours of
Amy Clark-Bryan writes about the upcoming protest against the Science Museum. For the second time the Science Museum will be hosting the official Farnborough International reception. The last time the Science Museum hosted the reception for the arms fair in 2014 it was met with activists with one clear