Category - caat

  • September 10, 2009

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has drawn criticism for making comments supportive of the arms industry. He suggested on BBC television that Britain should be proud of being “particularly good at manufacturing tanks”.

  • September 9, 2009

    Two members of the Catholic Worker movement, including a priest, have been arrested at the London arms fair. They poured red paint over an entrance sign before kneeling in prayer beneath a banner asking God to forgive arms dealers.

  • September 8, 2009

    London’s arms fair has opened this morning to a wave of protest and criticism. Protestors have demonstrated both outside the fair and at the offices of UKTI, the government unit through which the arms fair is subsidised.

  • September 7, 2009

    Iconic London Routemaster buses bedecked with anti-arms trade messages and an "ant-arms trade fayre" will be among highlights of Campaign Against Arms Trade's protests against the London arms fair in September.

  • August 28, 2009

    The UK is booked to attend a major arms fair in Libya, despite the controversy around the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

  • August 1, 2009

    Officials from the UK Government's arms export agency have met with military representatives from China, despite the fact that the country is still subject to a European Union military embargo.

  • July 24, 2009

    Claims about the economic benefits of the arms industry have been grossly exaggerated, according to evidence highlighted by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). They are challenging the argument that the industry is good for British jobs.

  • July 15, 2009

    The government’s decision to revoke five arms export licences to Israel has been described by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) as “far too little, far too late”.

  • July 10, 2009

    Clarion Events, organisers of the forthcoming London arms fair, have bought yet another weapons exhibition, despite public criticism of their participation in the arms trade.

  • July 3, 2009

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has pointed to nationwide protests against the arms industry as evidence of “public revulsion". Such feelings are expected to increase ahead of the London arms fair in September.