Join us in protest on the Global Day of Action on Military Spending – 15 April 2013
Want to learn more? See CAAT’s press release and visit the GDAMS website.
Join one of the events taking place around the country, including our “Play the budget right” street theatre action, Old Palace Yard, Westminster (opposite the Houses of Parliament), 9am, 15 April 2013.
The news from Saudi Arabia that the authorities intend to surgically paralyse a young man as a judicial punishment has led to worldwide revulsion. The logic behind the punishment is that ten years earlier Ali al-Khawahir had stabbed a friend in the back resulting in his paralysis and therefore should suffer the same fate.
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Britain’s largest science and engineering fair for young people, which took place last month, was sponsored and supported by a total of five major arms companies, including the world’s third largest weapons manufacturer, BAE Systems.
General Dynamics, Rolls Royce, Thales and Selex ES also have sponsorship deals with the Big Bang Fair. As part of the deal, the arms companies enjoy a stand at the fair, from which they can promote themselves to young people.
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