Actions and Events
Ne'ma's son, Essam Atta, was tortured to death in a military prison in Cairo in October 2011. The UK is still arming Egypt. Photo: Maggie Osama on Flickr.
The army and police rely on tear gas, bullets and weapons from abroad... We ask you to take action... Shut down the arms dealers. Do not let them make it, ship it.
From Tahrir Square in November 2011 (mosireen.org)
In 2011, the Egyptian junta browsed an enormous warehouse of weapons at the world's largest arms fair in London. As with Mubarak's regime before them, they were there at the invite of the UK government.
Take part in action against the arms trade and find out what you can do right now.
|13 July 2013||
How will you Stop the Arms Fair? Action planning event
11am-5pm (arrive from 10.30am), Small Meeting House, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.
Hear the latest on the repressive regimes and arms companies planning to attend the fair; and learn more about what goes on there. Take part in workshops covering topics from direct action to street theatre to putting your message across. Meet others to work with on challenging the fair. Help finalise plans for stopping DSEi and decide what we can do to step up the pressure before September and what action we should take if it goes ahead.
|8 Sept 2013||
CAAT Christian Network Day of Prayer
At the beginning of the week that one of the world's largest arms fairs is due to take place in London, join the CAAT Christian Network in prayer and action for an end to the arms trade.
Read more about the CAAT Christian Network.
|10-13 Sept 2013||
The DSEi arms fair returns to London's Docklands
Or does it? Take action with CAAT to shut the fair down.
Noise demos at EDO MBM
Every Wednesday 4-6pm
EDO MBM, Home Farm Business Park, Home Farm Road, Moulsecoomb, Brighton. Come and make some noise outside EDO MBM, a Brighton-based company manufacturing electrical weapons components. For more information see the Smash EDO campaign.
Peace Vigil In Luton
Weekly peace vigils every Saturday 2-3pm near the Luton War Memorial. For more information email Luton for Peace or call 07810 025818.
Medway CAAT Meeting
7.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Rochester on the last Monday of each month
In Spring 2011, UK weapons were used to suppress pro-democracy protests in the Middle East & North Africa. In September, the world's arms industry arrived in the UK for a huge fair continuing their trade, arming repressive regimes and countries at risk of conflict. Join us on the last Monday of each month to discuss implications of the arms trade and what can be done to prevent further damage.
Vigil and leafleting of the workers at the BAE Systems site in Warton (Lancashire)
First Monday of the month, between 5-6pm
This vigil has been happening for about ten years. All are welcome to join in. Please contact Jan Harper on janharper1(at)yahoo·co·uk or 0151 263 6578.
Picket Heckler & Koch
Second Monday of the month, from 4-5.30pm (or sometimes 12.30-2pm during darker months) at the gate of Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2PX
Join local activists to protest against this major manufacturer of small arms. For more information, check the Shut Down H&K website.
East London Against the Arms Fair meeting
Second Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm-9pm at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, E3 3HJ (Nearest tube Bromley by Bow)
All opposed to Arms Fairs welcome - help campaign against the return of the DSEi arms fair in East London. For more info contact elaaf(at)hotmail·co·uk or call 07513 792705.
CAAT London Group Meeting
Third Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm at the CAAT office, Unit 4, 5-7 Wells Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JU. (30 seconds from the Wells Terrace exit of Finsbury Park tube station)
The London CAAT group meets monthly to discuss arms trade issues and plan campaigns. For more information about the group or to confirm details of the next meeting, please email londoncaat(at)riseup·net.
Norfolk CAAT group meeting
Fourth Monday of the month
Norfolk CAAT group meets monthly, usually on the 4th Monday of every month, at the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW (map). For more information or to check that a meeting is taking place, please email info(at)norfolkcaat·org·uk.
The events we can list on this page are generally limited to those related to the arms trade. However, the Network for Peace has an online diary which aims to carry information on all peace movement events and also lists some other social justice events.