Posted: 9th February 2024
The continuing bombing by Israel of Palestinian people in Gaza, and the worrying UK/US attacks on Yemen this week make it even more important to resist war and conflict, and say no to the arms trade.
Below, please find details of several upcoming events/protests you may wish to take part in later in the month, plus details of some new research on UK arms sales to Israel.
Protest 22nd January 2024, Twickenham Rugby Stadium, London: Say No to Arms Dealers At Twickenham Stadium!
Arms companies like BAE Systems, Leonardo and Elbit Systems will be taking part in the Twickenham Arms Fair – International Armoured Vehicles 2024 – at the Rugy Stadium. On 22nd January join campaigners from local groups including Richmond and Kingston Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Kingston Peace Council and local CAAT supporters in telling the Rugby Football Union that it should not be hosting arms dealers at the stadium, especially those profiting from the Israeli bombing of Gaza.
Find out more and details of actions you can take online via the CAAT Events Page,
Event 23rd January 2024: Arms Out Tour Launch, Film and Speaker event, White City, London & online
Join Shadow World Investigations, Declassified UK, Demilitarise Education, Forces Watch and CAAT, as we launch the Arms Out Tour - a ground breaking collaboration aimed at bringing films, speakers and workshops on arms trade and related issues to your area. The launch event will include films and speakers discussing UK arms exports, the impact of militarised borders, arms trade myths and explain how you can bring the tour to where you live.
Find out more and sign up via the CAAT Events Page.
Protest 30 January 2024, London (precise location TBC): Dining On Death – No to the Arms Dealers Dinner!
To mark a year of obscene profits from wars around the world, not least in Gaza, Ukraine and Yemen, arms dealers plan to celebrate at the upcoming “ADS Dinner”, hosted at a swanky hotel in London. Join London CAAT and friends as they tell arms dealers and their customers to stop dining on death!
More details via the CAAT Events Page, which will be updated with the dinner location when confirmed (likely near Marble Arch in London).
Research: Latest Fact Sheet on Gaza and UK Arms Sales to Israel, plus new research
CAAT’s current fact sheet on Gaza and UK Arms Sales to Israel (v.2, 2pp, Dec 2023) is available for download and gives an overview of the main UK arms sales to Israel, and key manufacturing locations. In addition, latest analysis from a group of researchers, including CAAT, supporting Workers in Palestine gives a full annotated list of UK suppliers involved in the F35 programme and discusses links to Israel where known. This based on data released by UK Department of Business and Trade in Nov 2023.
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to promote peace and justice, and for your continuing support.
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