Actions and Events

Campaign Diary

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Date Event
24 April 2014

Challenge Vince Cable's support for the arms trade

Join the Twickenham, Richmond and Kingston Network against the Arms Trade (TRAKNAT) for a protest outside The Turk’s Head pub in St Margarets, Twickenham on Thursday 24 April, where Vince Cable MP will be holding a dinner with other Liberal Democrats. Assemble for the demonstration at 6.30pm. The dinner starts at 7.00pm. All welcome, just turn up.

For details of the event, visit the TRAKNAT website or find the event on facebook. Email paul.tippell(at)caobjects·com for more information.

1 May 2014

Come and Tell Rolls Royce: No New Nuclear Weapons!

10:30-12:00, QEII Conference Centre, London. (Opposite Westminster Abbey/Central Hall)

Rolls Royce’s Annual General Meeting is on 1st May. It has a key role in designing and making the nuclear reactors to power the 'Successor' nuclear-missile-carrying submarines. The go-ahead is not officially due until 2016, but work on them worth £3 billion is under way.

For more than 40 years Britain has agreed to negotiate the abolition of its nuclear weapons. But it has never begun to do so. 14 years ago Britain further undertook to 'totally eliminate' its nuclear weapons. Yet the Defence Secretary told Parliament that the 'Successor' submarine programme would ensure that Britain's nuclear weapons would remain effective into the 2060s – 100 years after it agreed to get rid of them! Come and tell Rolls Royce to have nothing to do with it.

Contact East Midlands CND for more info.

7 May 2014

Arms company BAE Systems' AGM

Last year, the Chairman was overheard to comment "That was much worse than usual" after CAAT took over the meeting with challenging questions and cheeky disruptions. Get in touch if you'd like a proxy share to come and keep up the pressure this year!

For more information, find the event on facebook.

Email events(at)caat·org·uk to find out more about taking part.

17 May 2014

The Great Debate: One hundred years of resistance to the arms trade

17.30-19.30 Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

1914: the Western world is descending into the bloodiest war it has ever witnessed. Amid the waste of life, the waste of money and the wastelands of Europe, arms manufacturers thrived. What did people do to stop it? What means of protest did they have? And what are people doing now, 100 years later, to stop the arms trade? Join us with your ideas for an afternoon of speakers, artwork, music, debate and resistance.

The event is free to attend, just turn up. If you need more information, please contactvalmphil(at)hotmail·com. about taking part.

22 May 2014

Public meeting about the Farnborough Airshow

20.00-22.00 The Chapel, Wharf Road, Ash Vale, Hampshire, GU12 5AY, United Kingdom

Every year, hundred of people visit the Farnborough air show. Although the best known for its family-friendly events, it is also one of the UKs biggest arms fairs, displaying fighter jets, military helicopters, drones, missile systems and armoured vehicles to visiting buyers from countries such as Bahrain, Libya and Saudi Arabia. Join us for a discussion with Christian activist Symon Hill, and find out how you can take action to challenge the arms trade on your doorstep.

Email outreach(at)caat·org·uk for more information and to RSVP.

24 May 2014

Public Speaking training in London

11.00-17.30 CAAT's London Office - Unit 4, 5-7 Wells Terrace, London, N4 3JU.

The government spends thirty times more on weapons research than tackling climate change. Investing in renewable energy could provide more and better engineering jobs in a sector that supports people's well-being, not death and destruction. But the UK government continue to waste public money on the arms trade. It's time for this to change.

Join us to find out more about CAAT's latest “Arms to renewables” research, and help us spread the message that it's time to shift priorities!

Come to the speakers' training day to:

  • Learn more about the arms trade and shifting resources to renewable energy
  • Get all the info and materials you need to give local talks and workshops
  • Increase your skills and confidence for public speaking events
  • Meet others taking action against the arms trade, and make plans for local talks and events

Please book your place by contacting training(at)caat·org·uk

14 June 2014

Direct Action training

Join Stop the Arms Fair London for a day of skill sharing and planning for effective and safe ways to take action. A great way to meet new people and discover some tricks of the trade!

More information coming soon.

14 June 2014

Resisting the Drone Wars: Campaign Day

10:30-12:00, QEII Conference Centre, London. (Opposite Westminster Abbey/Central Hall)

The Drone Campaign Network is holding a day gathering for those interested in campaigning on the growing use of drones. The event will take place at Friends Meeting House, Euston on Saturday 14 June. The day will include speakers, workshops and planning for the Week of Action on Drones later this year. Speakers include: Jennifer Gibson, Reprieve; Alice Ross, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism; Chris Cole, Drone Wars UK; Chris Jones, Statewatch.

Workshops will focus on national and local campaigns around the use of both military and civil drones. The event is free but donations are welcome. To book please email campaigns[at]dronewars.net More information here.

16-20 June 2014

Peace vigil at the Eurosatory arms fair, France

Quaker activists and a coalition of faith groups will be holding a vigil to bear witness at the Eurosatory arms fair in France.

If you would like to join them, please email outreach(at)caat·org·uk.

14-20 July 2014

Farnborough Airshow

The Farnborough Airshow is an arms fair. Watch out for action plans during the week as we challenge our government's attempts to arm conflict and repression.

More information

31 July - 4 August 2014

Peace News Summer Camp

Peakhill Farm, Theberton, Suffolk IP16 4TG

Peace News Summer Camp, now in its sixth year, helps build a radical movement for the future by creating an inclusive, participatory community today.

In 2014, we’re bringing peace and justice activists from across Europe to help us mark the centenary of the First World War – and to declare peace on the 100th anniversary of the day that Britain declared war on Germany. We will also have workshops and discussions, practical skills sessions, delicious vegan food cooked by Veggies, films, fun and DIY entertainment, a bar, a campfire, and activities and facilities for children and families.

Visit the website to find out more information. Or go online to book tickets now!

9 August 2014

Wool against Weapons from AWE Aldermaston to AWE Burghfield

A day of creative and direct action outside the Atomic Weapons Factories in Berkshire. For two years people have been knitting sections of a seven mile long scarf to stretch between the two sites where the next generation of the UK's nuclear weapons system are being developed.

On 9 August 2014, the scarf will be unveiled - along the fence at AWE Burghfield, along pathways, up trees, past houses and passers by as far as AWE Aldermaston, where there is lots of other fun planned too.

Find out how to get involved.

6 September 2014

Manchester Campaign Day

Bringing campaigners in the North West together to challenge the arms trade on our doorstep.

More information nearer the time!

7 September 2014

CAAT Christian Network Day of Prayer

Join the CAAT Christian Network in prayer and action for an end to the arms trade.

4-11 October 2014

Week of Action against Drones

Challenge the growing use of "video game warfare" as unmanned drones make going to war even easier.

Find out more.

Regular Events

Weekly

Peace Vigil In Luton

Every Saturday

Weekly peace vigils every Saturday 2-3pm near the Luton War Memorial. For more information email Luton for Peace or call 07810 025818.

Fortnightly

Anti-drones vigil outside General Atomics, London

Friday 4.30pm-6pm, 25 Old Broad Street near Bank station.

More information.

Monthly

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.

Monthly

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.

About Monthly

East London Against the Arms Fair meeting

After Musical Protests (See elaaf.org for dates)

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.

Monthly CAAT

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.

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.

Page updated 23 April 2014
 
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