Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) is a UK-based organisation working to end the international arms trade.

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Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
July 1, 2021 at 12:24 PM

Stop arming Israel: Two ways you can help

  Ask your MP to sign the EDM calling for an end to arms sales to Israel Dear friend Thanks to everyone who has already emailed their MP asking them to sign Early Day Motion 138 in Parliament, calling on the government to stop arming Israel, and to find out if UK arms were used in the rece…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 5:44 PM

'Made in the UK, bombed in Yemen', Mon 28 June, 6.30pm

  Register for tickets now - spaces are limited Dear friend Join us for an online event launching new research mapping UK-backed crimes in Yemen. You may remember that back in December 2019, CAAT supported a case brought by the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) to…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Day of action: Defend our right to protest

  Take action to Stop the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill Dear friend Stop the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill You may have already seen news of the draconian new Bill passing through Parliament cracking down on our right to protest, and the nationwide demonstrations op…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
April 26, 2021 at 11:43 AM

Defund the military

  Contact your local paper or radio station to raise awareness for the Global Month of Action on Military Spending. Dear friend New data published today by think tank SIPRI reveals that UK military spending increased by almost 3% in 2020, making the UK the 5th biggest military spender in t…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 3:48 PM

Arms sales back on trial!

Dear friends, Good news just in! We’re going back to court to challenge the UK government over the supply of weapons for the war in Yemen. CAAT has been granted permission for our legal challenge to proceed to the High Court. Thank you so much for everything you have done to help make this happen.…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 4:22 PM

50x increase in arms sales

Dear friend, Can you help us put more pressure on the UK government to end its support for the war in Yemen? Thousands of people have already signed our open letter to Boris Johnson – will you add your name? New figures published this week show that the UK government licensed arms exports worth mo…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
March 25, 2021 at 5:39 PM

Six years of shame

Dear friend, Tomorrow marks six years since Saudi-led forces began bombing Yemen. Six years of homes being destroyed. Six years of lives being torn apart. Six years of world leaders turning their backs on the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. As you already know, the attacks on Yemen have been ma…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
March 16, 2021 at 7:23 PM

Cash for nukes but not for nurses

Dear friend You've probably already seen the headlines today covering the publication of the government's defence review. Thanks to everyone who took action in the autumn, telling the government to use this opportunity to radically rethink its defence priorities.  Together we  told the government th…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
January 29, 2021 at 4:23 PM

Good news: US arms sales frozen!

Dear friends, Since we wrote to you last week, new reports suggest that the US administration has frozen new arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. This is great news which comes after years of pressure from anti-arms trade groups in the US – and it is an opportunity for us to pressure the UK gov…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
January 22, 2021 at 4:29 PM

Will Biden keep his promise?

"I would end U.S. support for the disastrous Saudi-led war in Yemen and order a reassessment of our relationship with Saudi Arabia." - Joe Biden in 2019. As Joe Biden gets down to business as the new US President, there are signs of hope for an end to the devastating war in Yemen. The US and the U…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 12:47 PM

New legal challenge launched

CAAT has launched a new legal challenge to stop the sale of UK weapons for use in the war in Yemen. Can you spread the word? Share this story, or share on Twitter and Facebook. In July, the government resumed issuing arms export licences for use in the war in Yemen: an appalling and astonishing de…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
September 29, 2020 at 4:42 PM

No one can say 'we did not know what was happening'

Dear friend, “After years of documenting the terrible toll of this war, no one can say ‘we did not know what was happening in Yemen’. Accountability is key to ensure that justice is served to the people of Yemen and to humanity.” This is the message for the world today at the UN Human Rights Counc…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
August 6, 2020 at 6:35 PM

CAAT e-news: Corruption prosecution, Yemen update, US tear gas

Corruption prosecution moves ahead – thank you After years of delay the Serious Fraud Office announced it has brought charges in relations to allegations of corruption in an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Thousands of CAAT supporters took action this year to shine a spotlight on this case – thank you…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
July 17, 2020 at 8:20 AM

Labour consultation extended: last chance to call for arms to renewables

  Tell Labour to put arms to renewables in its Green Recovery proposals Dear friend, Thank you so much to everyone who was already able to feed in to the Labour Party policy consultation to push for a move from arms to renewables. The consultation has been extended until Monday 20th July, …
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 4:49 PM

Breaking News: government resumes arms sales for the war in Yemen

Dear friends, Today the government has announced it will resume licensing arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen. CAAT will be exploring all options available to challenge this decision. These arms sales had been put on hold following our victory at the Court of Appeal last year. Th…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 5:22 PM

CAAT E-News: Online events this week & campaign updates

CAAT E-News - June 2020 Online Training & Events CAAT is excited to announce some brilliant new online events.  Police, War & Empire - Wednesday 1 July 4-6.30pm Join us for a 2-part series discussing the relationship between war, arms trade, policing and empire. Speakers include the amaz…
Jon Nott, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 4:57 PM

We're back in court - help us stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia

We’re going back to court! Help us stop arms sales for use in the war in Yemen once and for all. The UK government’s appeal to the Supreme Court will be heard between 23-25 November. The government is challenging the Court of Appeal’s 2019 ruling that all new UK licences for the export of weapons to…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
June 21, 2020 at 8:16 AM

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia: to the Supreme Court

  One year after our Court of Appeal victory the government has still not complied with the Court's ruling. Read more in today's Observer about the pressure for action.  Dear friends, It’s one year since we won a landmark victory at the Court of Appeal challenging the UK’s arms sales to Sa…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
June 19, 2020 at 12:20 PM

Tell Labour to include arms to renewables in its Green Recovery plans

  Tell Labour to put arms to renewables in its Green Recovery proposals Dear friend, The Labour Party is in the final weeks of a policy review, where it is consulting on proposals for a Green Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. If Labour’s vision is for the UK to rebuild its economy and m…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
June 4, 2020 at 10:32 AM

Stop the UK arming US state violence

Dear friend, We stand with protestors outraged and sickened at the death of George Floyd, yet another black man killed by racist police. President Trump has responded to the furious protests at continued state violence with still more violence, threatening to deploy the military and seek ‘total do…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
May 7, 2020 at 11:04 AM

Don't let BAE hide from scrutiny today

  Homes in Yemen destroyed by coalition airstrikes. BAE Systems has sold Saudi Arabia £15 billion of arms and services since the Saudi-led war on Yemen began.  Help shine a light on BAE's crimes today. Dear friend, Today one of the world's largest arms companies, BAE Systems, can't hold it…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
May 2, 2020 at 10:21 AM

CAAT E-News: Good news and a date for the diary

Dear friends, We're pleased to have some encouraging news to share in these difficult times, as well as a date for the diary with the UK's largest arms company.  Ethical Investment win in the Supreme Court Congratulations to our friends at Palestine Solidarity Campaign for their Supreme Court vic…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
April 15, 2020 at 8:33 AM

Global Ceasefire: End UK arms sales now

  Join the call for a Global Ceasefire now, and end all arms sales, which divert spending from supporting human needs Dear friend, The COVID-19 pandemic affects us all, but communities facing conflict and repression are even less able to prepare for and cope with the virus. Yet the UK cont…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
March 25, 2020 at 12:18 PM

War In Yemen, Made in Europe

Dear friends, 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 …
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
March 24, 2020 at 1:02 PM

CAAT E-News: Covid-19 update

Dear friend,  We hope that you’re all well and keeping safe. Like many campaign groups, a lot of CAAT’s work will be evolving over the coming months as we adapt to the current crisis. Staff are working remotely, local group meetings and activities are moving online, and we’re looking at how Covid…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
March 5, 2020 at 5:43 PM

Tell the Attorney General to act on arms trade corruption

Dear friend,  After two years of inaction from the previous Attorney General, the Government's new chief legal advisor has the chance to act on corruption charges linked to an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Have you had chance to take action yet, to demand a prosecution goes ahead?  Take action now…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
February 19, 2020 at 1:58 PM

Help expose arms trade corruption

Dear friend,  The Attorney General's office has been sitting on corruption charges in relation to arms deals with Saudi Arabia for nearly two years – can you help make sure a prosecution goes ahead?  Take action now In 2010 a company called "GPT Special Project Management", a subsidiary of Airbus,…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
January 31, 2020 at 8:09 PM

CAAT Campaign News - TV presenter drops out of arms dealer dinner

  Activists shut down Instro Precision factory in Broadstairs, Kent on July 6, 2015. Credit: @blockthefactory CAAT E-News Bulletin Charges dropped against ‘Block the Factory’ activists The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has dropped all charges against 19 activists who shut down a Kent arm…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
January 17, 2020 at 1:29 PM

An opportunity to hold the government to account

  UK-made weapons have been used in repression around the world,  including Hong Kong. Please take action to strengthen the ability of Parliament to scrutinise the UK government on the arms trade caat.org.uk/arms-controls Dear friend, With the new majority government taking office, it’s mo…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
December 28, 2019 at 10:46 AM

Reasons to feel hopeful in 2020

Dear friend, As we come to the end of a remarkable year for Campaign Against Arms Trade, with our historic win on arms to Saudi in the Court of Appeal, and our biggest ever week of action against the DSEI arms fair, I would like to thank you for all the support you’ve given ‘CAAT’ this year. For eve…
Jon Nott, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
December 17, 2019 at 5:02 PM

Will you help put BAE in the dock?

Dear friend, Last Thursday, while most of us were voting, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) joined other human rights groups in the Hague to present a 350-page dossier to the International Criminal Court – starting a process which could lead to BAE executives being charged with war crimes (1). Work…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
December 5, 2019 at 5:57 PM

A week to go

Dear friend, I noticed you hadn't had the chance to contact your election candidates about arms trade issues yet. So far, candidates in just over two thirds of constituencies have been contacted. Can you spare a few minutes to help reach even more potential MPs, and increase the profile of arms tr…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
November 28, 2019 at 6:47 PM

Can you put the arms trade on the agenda?

Can you spare just two minutes to help put the arms trade on the agenda this General Election? Questions about how the UK acts in the world are often overlooked at election time – but you can help ensure they get the attention they deserve. These issues are a matter of life and death: UK bombs an…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
November 5, 2019 at 6:59 PM

24 hours to get arms sales into Labour's Manifesto

Dear friend, On Wednesday at midnight, the Labour Party will close its consultation asking what issues it should prioritise in its 2019 General Election Manifesto. If you are a Labour member or supporter, call on Labour to commit to ending government support for arms sales, which fuel conflict and…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
October 10, 2019 at 7:37 PM

New Scientist promoting arms and oil companies

  BAE Systems is sponsoring New Scientist Live to deflect attention from the devastating impact it has around the world. Take action to stop arms and oil companies buying credibility from science.   Dear friends, Another year and we're very sad to see that the New Scientist is still helpin…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
September 26, 2019 at 6:20 PM

Government breaks court ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia - AGAIN

  The government has shown it cannot be trusted to uphold the Court ruling on arms sales to Saudi Arabia - there must now be a complete arms embargo. Please email your MP This morning in Parliament the Government admitted further breaches of a Court ruling that should have stopped arms sal…
Jon Nott, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
September 12, 2019 at 6:10 PM

Update: powerful action to Stop the Arms Fair!

  The Festival of Resistance to Stop DSEI. Watch and share the films. Credit: Darren Johnson.  Dear friends, What an incredible week of action to stop 'DSEI', the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair in London! Hundreds of activists travelled from across the UK and beyond…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
August 31, 2019 at 3:26 PM

It's time to stop DSEI

  Campaigners will get in the way of more arms deals at next week's protests against the DSEI arms fair. Join in.  Dear friends, The week of action to stop DSEI is here. Starting on Monday, Stop the Arms Fair activists from across the country and beyond will be at the Excel Centre in Londo…
Sarah Waldron, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
August 23, 2019 at 12:22 PM

Stop Arming Saudi Arabia; Stop the Arms Fair

  Campaigners will get in the way of more arms deals at next month's protests against the DSEI arms fair. Join in, and share our film.  Dear friends, I wanted to share the latest developments since our landmark victory this Summer – when the Court of Appeal found that the Government acted …
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
July 12, 2019 at 11:12 AM

Arms dealers off our streets

  Some pictures from our protests outside the Excel Centre.         Support our petition to stop the arms fair now. Dear friend The 'DSEI' arms fair is preparing to set up shop on my doorstep, at the Excel Exhibition Centre in Newham, London, and I need your help. This neighbourhood was ma…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
July 10, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Countdown to DSEI: 2 months to go

  Together we've driven the arms trade out of cities across the UK and beyond. Will you help make 2019 DSEI protests even bigger?  Dear friend, In just two months, one of the world's biggest arms fairs will set up shop in London. In 2017, rolling creative actions and blockades disrupted th…
Caroline Jones, Campaign Against Arms Trade · [email protected]
July 4, 2019 at 5:27 PM

Stop government support for the arms fair

  CAAT protestors inside the 2015 DSEI arms fair, Excel Centre.            Call on Liam Fox to end government support now. Dear friend We may have won in Court - with UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia judged unlawful - but much is left to do. The UK government says it plans to keep fighting us…