CAAT Reading Group: ‘Arms Trade 101 and intersecting issues’ series – 6 parts

Join us for our first ever Reading Group series! Following our ‘Arms Trade 101 and intersecting issues’ panel, we will delve deeper into some of the profound issues connected to the global arms trade over the course of 6 weeks with the help of some of the UK’s brightest critical thinkers.

Starting by setting the landscape with an overview of the arms trade by CAAT’s very own Andrew Smith, we will move through the weeks grappling with issues including the UK’s arming of Saudi Arabia and the devastating effects on Yemen; militarised policing, borders and migration, capitalism, colonialism as well as drawing connections between the current pandemic and the arms trade.

Wk 1: Arms Trade 101 (Thursday 16th July) with Andrew Smith (CAAT)

Wk 2: Stop Arming Saudi/ Yemen (Thursday 23rd July) with Sham Murad (‘A’ is for Activism)

Wk 3: Policing & the Arms Trade (Thursday 30th July) with Dr. Adam Elliott-Cooper

Wk 4: Borders & Migration & the Arms Trade (Thursday 6th August) with Dr. Nadine El-Enany

Wk 5: Coronavirus and the Arms Trade (Thursday 13th August) with Reem Abu-Hayyeh (MedAct)

Wk 6: Climate Justice & the Arms Trade (Thursday 20th August)

Guest speaker: TBC

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CAAT presents… ‘Arms Trade 101 and intersecting issues’: Panel Event – Thursday 9th July 2020, 6.30pm – 9pm

Following a successful series of online trainings, join us for our first online panel event, focusing on building our understanding of how the global arms trade intersects with other key issues of our time, including racism, colonialism, climate (in)justice and militarised policing.

We will start the event with poetry from Yemeni poet Amina Atiq, based in Liverpool and move into our panel, chaired by Demilitarise Education’s Melina Villeneuve.

Speakers are as follows:

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