Stop Arming Israel

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Since 2010 the UK government has licensed £42 million worth of military equipment to Israel, including targeting systems and drone components.  The UK government's own review of licences found components that could have been used in the bombardment of Gaza.

The government's response was shocking: it said it would suspend the licences only if 'significant' hostilities resumed. Yet even when Israel renewed its attacks on Gaza it did not do so. CAAT is threatening the government with legal action. Please take action today and email Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to condemn the government's response.

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Target your local Arms Dealer

Activists shut down the Elbit Systems weapons factory, which makes part for Israeli drones.  If you'd like to take action, you can order campaign materials and use our map to find your local arms exporter to Israel.

UK civil servants promote weapons sales to Oman at Farnborough
End arms control by embarrassment

As a Parliamentary Committee criticises UK arms exports, CAAT condemns 'arms control by embarrassment'. Why should it take a crisis before the government stops promoting and supporting arms sales to tyrants? Time and again we see the same tired excuses from government: we urgently need a fundamental revaluation of the UK's approach to arms sales.​

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Arming All Sides

Arming All Sides explores the making and selling of weapons during the First World War, and the workers and activists who united to call for peace and disarmament. It draws parallels with the arms trade today, and offers opportunities for action against the arms trade. Find out more at armingallsides.org.uk.

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Deception in High Places

Deception in High Places by Nicholas Gilby is available now. In his authoritative new book Gilby lifts the lid on the role of bribery and corruption in the UK arms trade. Based on painstaking research in government archives, collections of private and court papers and documents won by the author in a landmark Freedom of Information Tribunal against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the book illuminates a shadow world of bribery and elite enrichment.

Page updated 27 August 2014
 
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