Questions for BAE

Weapons manufacturer BAE Systems holds its Annual General Meeting today, but it’s not taking questions from shareholders.

We understand why it would want to hide from scrutiny: this is a company with plenty to be ashamed of. But as it continues to profit from violence around the world, we still have #QuestionsforBAE

A line of people hold placards in front of BAE Systems background
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Five years of war in Yemen

Today we stand in solidarity with Yemen. At a time when millions of people across the world are concerned about food supplies and the ability of our health systems to respond to crisis, Yemen must not be forgotten.

Today marks five years since a Saudi-Arabian led coalition began bombing Yemen – five years in which Yemen’s health system has “almost collapsed.”

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Shining a spotlight on arms trade corruption

The Attorney General’s office has been sitting on corruption charges in relation to arms deals with Saudi Arabia for nearly two years.

A new Attorney General (the government’s chief legal adviser) was appointed in February and her approval is necessary for the case to proceed. CAAT is calling on her to ensure the case moves forward. Add your voice.

Human rights campaigners protest against Farnborough International arms fair
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Stop the Saudi arms shipments

This Wednesday the Saudi Arabian cargo ship Bahri Yanbu is due at Tilbury docks.

CAAT is concerned that this ship is carrying weapons destined for use by Saudi-led forces in the war on Yemen, where there is a serious risk they will be used in violations of international humanitarian law. We are also concerned that it may be collecting further UK-made military equipment while it is at Tilbury.

Protesting at Tilbury docks before the ship’s arrival
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Stop the Arms Fair Week of Action Day 6: Festival of Resistance

War Starts Here. This is where we stop it. One of the world’s largest arms fairs, DSEI, takes place on our doorstep at the ExCel Centre in Newham, East London. The Festival of Resistance brought local and global activists together to #StopDSEI.

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Stop the arms fair week of action Day 2: No Faith in War

Day two of the #StopDSEI week of action and the roads to the arms fair were blocked for hours at a time.

Today Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Quaker, Sikh, yogis, people of all faiths and none gathered to call for an end to the DSEI arms fair and all profiting from war.

Video footage capturing action by the No Faith in War crew by @RainbowCollective
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