No business as usual for arms dealers
The government's arms sales unit helps arms companies push weapons to human rights abusers and areas of conflict. At its annual conference on 14 May, campaigners were there to make sure business as usual wasn't an option. Watch the video and read what they got up to here.
BAE under fire at its AGM
Arms company BAE Systems would rather its shareholders weren't reminded where their profits actually come from. It was so keen to whitewash its image, that it moved its Annual General Meeting from a prestigious venue in Westminster back to home turf in Farnborough. They wanted to hide. Read The Independent's article about what happened instead.
No shame: a floating arms fair
As an Arms Trade Treaty was agreed at the UN, UK Ministers were in Libya – aboard a warship – promoting arms sales. CAAT warns that the Arms Trade Treaty risks legitimising the arms trade: if governments are serious about tackling the arms trade, they should stop promoting arms exports.
Royal Arms Promotion
Campaign Against Arms Trade condemns the royal visit to Saudi Arabia because it openly supports a deeply repressive and abusive regime and promotes the already strong military ties between the UK and Saudi Arabia. Read our press release and email your MP.