campaign against arms trade

  • 8 Sep 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.

  • 7 Sep 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.

  • 28 Aug 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.

  • 7 Aug 2009

    Campaigners against next month's arms fair in London have announced that faith groups will hold a united silent vigil on the eve of the event. Members of several faith communities from London and beyond are expected to participate.

  • 1 Aug 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.

  • 24 Jul 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.

  • 15 Jul 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”.

  • 10 Jul 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.

  • 3 Jul 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.

  • 3 Jun 2009

    News that the UK government has licensed multi-million pound arms deals with the Sri Lankan government has triggered outrage amongst campaigners and MPs, and raises the need for sea-change in public policy on the arms trade.