Weapons supplied by the UK have been used in Israel's attacks on Gaza, on democracy protesters in Hong Kong, and in the violent repression of uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. This is NOT OK
Yet the UK still spends public money on persuading some of the world's worst human rights abusers and most unstable regimes to buy weapons.
Even as public services are cut, £700 million is wasted on subsidising arms exports every year – enough to fund 33,000 newly qualified nurses.
- Stop the arms fair! In September 2015, the government will co-organise a massive arms fair in London, inviting authoritarian regimes and countries in conflict to shop for weapons. Join the planning to resist it!
- Demand that the government shifts priorities from arms to renewables to create more and better jobs and a safer world for all.
- Challenge arms companies' attempts to buy legitimacy. Tell our cultural institutions that hosting the arms trade is not OK.
- Take two minutes to lobby your MP to fix the UK's broken arms export controls.