Yemen

Posters go up as DSEi arms fair nears

As the September 4th start date of DSEI, the world’s biggest arms fair, edges closer, early actions to draw attention to protests against the annual gathering of the merchants of death have begun to filter in.

Posters have been put up around London by activists using the increasingly popular method of hijacked bus hoardings this week, and have been charting some of their efforts via the Protest Stencil handle… Continue reading

As Yemen starves, Britain is arming Saudi bombing runs

Campaigners are challenging British complicity in the Yemen carnage, writes Campaign Against Arms Trade spokesperson Andrew Smith.

March 26th marked two years since the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen began. Since then, 10,000 people have been killed and millions have been left without access to vital infrastructure, clean water or electricity. An estimated 17 million people are food-insecure and require urgent humanitarian assistance

For decades now, Saudi Arabia has… Continue reading

Breaking BAE: Direct Action Against the Arms Trade

In the early hours on Sunday 29th January two men, Leeds-based Methodist minister Daniel Woodhouse and Quaker activist Sam Walton issued the following statement:

We intend to enter BAE Systems Air Base Site in Warton, to locate warplanes bound for Saudi Arabia, and disarm them. We take this action in order to prevent the export of weaponry that will almost certainly be used in war-crime.

They subsequently entered the BAE… Continue reading