Exposing the arms trade: cycle tour of Southampton

Join the Southampton CAAT cycle pack for a bike-ride tour of Southampton’s arms trade!

Thursday 10 December, 6pm. Meet outside the Student Union, University of Southampton Highfield campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

southampton bike ride flyer

Bring your bike and come bright for the night! Join Southampton CAAT and find out what the arms trade is up to in our city. Touring local arms company offices, we’ll expose the deadly business taking place on your doorstep. Continue reading “Exposing the arms trade: cycle tour of Southampton”

Southampton CAAT show how it’s done

"infuse some fun and do things other than campaigning together (e.g. incorporate banner painting, role play, games etc)"
“infuse some fun and do things other than campaigning together (e.g. incorporate banner painting, role play, games etc)”

Southampton CAAT is born

Forming our CAAT group was initially inspired when one of our members met someone from CAAT on an arms trade protest at the DSEI arms fair in 2011. We then realised there was no active CAAT group in Southampton, though many separate groups had taken action on the arms trade at Southampton University. Southampton University is riddled with links to the arms trade in terms of sponsorship from major arms companies and arms companies being represented on boards. It is for this reason we decided to form a cohesive group to try to sustain a campaign.

Southampton CAAT in action

One of our first ideas was to arrange a night time cycle about the city – this idea could be easily linked to visiting the local companies making arms or components for arms in the city. We looked up the companies who exhibited at the East London DSEI arms fair.
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