Each fall the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space organizes Keep Space for Peace Week: International Days of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space. These events are intended to help educate the public about the need to prevent the arms race from moving into the heavens.
The goal with the campaign Disarm (Avrusta) is to stop the Swedish weapons export. In their manifesto you can read more about the campaign, which is part of the network Ofog and its work for a world without war or militarism.
On Wednesday 15h of October a mass protest against Brighton-based arms manufacturers EDO MBM/ITT took place in Brighton. Organised by the Smash EDO campaign, the event was called Shut ITT! and was the third such demonstration this year. Last June, Brighton saw the Carnival Against the Arms Trade, organised by Smash EDO too. During this last demonstration the 600 or so protesters managed to reach the Brighton bomb factory despite police attempts to stop them.
Mercedes/Daimler – Luxury Limousines for High Society and Military Vehicles for the Battlefields of the World
The Daimler Corporation is known throughout the world for the production of Mercedes vehicles. The Mercedes Car Group sold almost 1,3 million vehicles in 2007, from “Smart” to luxury limousines of the C, E and S class to the “Maybach” as well as more than 467 000 trucks and 328 000 vans and buses. The Daimler Corporation is one of the world’s leading car groups.
The thorn in the flesh of the armaments giant Daimler/EADS is the organisation of Critical Shareholders and with them the activists of the DFG-VK (German Peace Society – United Conscientious Objectors). An armaments producing business which is a corporation offers an efficient basis for their peace work: according to the shareholders’ law, they have the right of speech, the right to obtain information and the right to make motions at the general assembly.