Campaign Against the Arms Trade

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Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) is a UK non-governmental organisation that campaigns against the international arms trade. It was set up in 1974 by a number of peace and other organisations who were concerned about the growth in the arms trade following the Middle East war of 1973. It is a broad coalition of groups and individuals in the UK working to end the international arms trade. CAAT claims that this trade has a negative effect on humans rights and security as well as on global, regional and local economic development. In seeking to end it CAAT's priorities are to:

  • end government subsidies and support for arms exports;
  • end exports to oppressive regimes;
  • end exports to countries involved in an armed conflict or region of tension;
  • end exports to countries whose social welfare is threatened by military spending;
  • support measures, both in the UK and internationally, which will regulate and reduce the arms trade and lead to its eventually end.

"The work of Campaign Against Arms Trade is really great and uplifting. I wish we had something comparable in the U.S." - Noam Chomsky


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