Journalist and researcher Phil Miller has just released a new book, Keenie Meenie: The British Mercenaries Who Got Away With War Crimes, which explores the shameful role of mercenaries in fuelling war and human rights abuses. Profiting from war is one of the most controversial aspects of UK foreign policy. The debate
Security and Policing is an annual event organised by the UK government’s Home Office and the arms industry trade body, ADS. But it is clear that there is no consideration for the security of people, rather this event is a clear example of promoting ‘security’ for government and state officials, and the corporations they work
Arms dealers are busy people. If they’re not burning the midnight oil securing the next dirty deal, they are likely schmoozing and networking at fancy industry events and receptions, dining on three-course meals, feasting on banquets and enjoying the company of other high net worth individuals. https://www.facebook.com/campaignagainstarmstrade/photos/a.3096162423741299/3096175997073275/?type=3&theater ADS Dinner Protest – image by Richard York,
A focus on sustainable, human security would reinterpret the “first duty” of government in terms of ensuring the security of people in the UK – and, inseparably, of people around the world – from the threats they actually face: most importantly, climate change.
The Attorney General’s office has been sitting on corruption charges in relation to arms deals with Saudi Arabia for nearly two years. A new Attorney General (the government’s chief legal adviser) was appointed in February and her approval is necessary for the case to proceed. CAAT is calling on her to ensure the case moves
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
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
Building on the successes of Smash EDO's earlier campaign, activists with Brighton Against Arms Trade are reinvigorating Brighton's resistance to the local EDO weapons factory.