Upcoming events: Stopping the merchants of death // "US Intervention and military expenditure" // Shut DESO Action Day in the UK


Stopping the merchants of death

A Strategic Conference for Grassroots Activists

Calling all organizations working to expose and stop corporations' war making and war profiteering! Drawing upon the spirit, the experience and success of the Honeywell campaign*, the War Resisters League, in conjunction with Alliant Action, Nukewatch, Veterans for Peace-Twin City Chapter, University of St. Thomas Justice and Peace Studies Dept., and the Des Moines Catholic Worker are sponsoring a national networking and strategy conference to build a cohesive local and national anti-corporate movement to develop strategies for stopping corporate merchants of death.

When: Friday, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2006

Where: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
RSVP: Simon Harak, WRL Anti-militarism Coordinator, amc@warresisters.org,
ph: 212-228-0450; Please RSVP by August 15, 2006
(Housing for strategy conference participants available.)


"US Intervention and military expenditure"

A Latin American Conference on antimilitarist initiatives

Organised by Red Juvenil de Medellin Colombia.
24, 25 and 26 of August 2006
For more information redjuvenil@redjuvenil.org


Shut DESO Action Day in the UK

Monday 16 October

The most important day in the Shut the Denfece Export Services Organisation (DESO) campaign calendar. CAAT will be joining other groups for a day of action to shut DESO.

DESO exists to sell arms for companies and to lobby for arms exports within government. It identifies potential opportunities for arms sales then works with the companies and other elements of government to push for deals.

They will encircle the headquarters of DESO, designating it a "global danger zone", and send a clear signal that DESO's place in Government is unacceptable. You'll also have the chance to lobby your MP in the afternoon, as part of our 3-month lobby.

For more information: http://www.caat.org.uk