This summer's Block the Factory demonstration drew campaigners from across the UK to protest at Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems' factory in Shenstone. But 19 people were arrested during the demonstration, charged with breaching a High Court injunction that Elbit Systems had taken out in an attempt to halt protests at the factory.
Liverpool Young Greens, in collaboration with CAAT and Liverpool Amnesty International, will be marching together at Liverpool Pride on Saturday 1st August 2015. James Crawley explains why he'll be taking to the streets to join the Pride march with an anti-arms trade message. The theme for this year's Liverpool Pride is #LoveIsNoCrime. Yet
Last week I was in Derby to talk about CAAT's Arming all Sides project with the Derby People's History Group (DPHG). I'm a big fan of local history societies with a radical edge and DPH has done some impressive work, especially towards the rehabilitation of Alice Wheeldon. Born in Derby, Alice, a feminist and socialist, was
Last month a number of local campaign groups based in Lambeth got together in a church hall in Streatham for a meeting that has been called by CAAT. The purpose wasn't just to analyse the problems, it was also to discover what we have in common and to discuss our common ground.
Our friends at Arms Dealers on Trial have made this excellent and inspiring film about their attempts to hold arms dealers from the DSEI arms fair to account for the promotion of illegal torture weapons. https://player.vimeo.com/video/122144971
Activist are cycling from London to Burghfield to protest the UK's , as part of protests around the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Here, activist Nikki Ray explains why she's joining the Wheel Stop Trident cycle. A few weeks ago I was invited to join Wheel Stop Trident,
Local activists in East Kent take direct action to demand the UK Stops Arming Israel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF92Kxlj4BA Last week, we were there to challenge arms dealers gathered in London for a £246/head 'networking' dinner, where they were wining and dining 40 MPs and 60 senior civil servants, with the BBC's Jeremy Vine to entertain them with an after dinner speech. After making their way past protesters at the door,