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Call to action: Ban BAe from the NEC careers exhibition (Nov 26th & 27th)!

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) | 19.11.2010 10:21 | Anti-militarism | Education | Terror War | Birmingham

Come and protest the presence of arms companies, including BAE Systems at the NEC National Engineering and Construction Exhibition on November 26th & 27th!

Are you free and could you be at the NEC in Birmingham on the 26th and/or 27th November?

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) are calling all interested students and graduates to join is in protesting against the presence of BAE Systems, (the worlds largest weapons producer) at the National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition.

BAE Systems will have a stall at the event on both days. For more information and to book a place please visit .

The actions we are planning are going to be lots of fun, and as always super effective in letting students know what companies like BAE really do (as opposed the the glossy spiel that is promoted by the companies and careers services). It's also going to be yet another really powerful stand to say that arms companies and education don't mix!

If you are interested in coming please email universities(at) and details of the event will be sent to you. Please forward this to anyone you know who'd like to get involved also.

What to do:

* Email universities(at) for details of the event
* Request to be in the planning conference call on the 24th November
* Sign up for a place at the event (this is not required but will speed up entrance into the fair)
* Send details of this event to anyone you know who might be interested

Which are the main arms companies are coming?

* BAE Systems
* Boeing
* General Dynamics
* Jaguar Land Rover
* Cummins

*For more information about CAAT universities network and the arms trade click here.
*For more information on BAE Systems click here.


The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) in the UK works to end the international arms trade. The arms business has a devastating impact on human rights and security, and damages economic development. Large scale military procurement and arms exports only reinforce a militaristic approach to international problems.

In seeking to end the arms trade, CAAT's priorities are:

* to stop the procurement or export of arms where they might:
* exacerbate conflict, support aggression, or increase tension
* support an oppressive regime or undermine democracy
* threaten social welfare through the level of military spending
* to end all government political and financial support for arms exports
* and to promote progressive demilitarisation within arms-producing countries.

CAAT considers that security needs to be seen in much broader terms that are not dominated by military and arms company interests. A wider security policy would have the opportunity to reallocate resources according to actual threats and benefits, including addressing major causes of insecurity such as inequality and climate change.

CAAT values the diversity of opinion amongst its supporters and is committed to nonviolence in all its work.

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