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
In just 6 weeks' time, arms companies from around the world will be setting up at the Excel Centre in East London for 'DSEI', one of the biggest arms fairs in the world, made possible by the political and financial backing of the UK government. We will be there to resist. Turkish
Increasingly, arms companies are sponsoring public events and spaces in order to boost their profiles and increase their profits. This has caused artists and performers to take action and demand better. In this blog, a member of the Protest Stencil art collective explains why they removed their work from the Science Museum in London. Last
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
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
World military spending is going up, according to data released this week by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the most authoritative and comprehensive international source on military expenditure.1 According to SIPRI, the world total increased by 2.6% in real, inflation-adjusted
The organisers of the DPRTE arms fair made the decision to move their event to the ‘high security’ Farnborough International Ltd. so that they could go about their ghastly business unimpeded. On the 28th March, we set about making sure that those in attendance received the iciest reception Rushmoor had to offer.
Today CAAT was at the Court of Appeal, challenging the Government's decision to continue allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen.