Weapons shipments should be blocked, arms fairs closed, blood profits protested, and the business of war made shameful and disreputable. World BEYOND War works to protest, disrupt, and reduce the arms trade.
World BEYOND War is a member of the War Industry Resisters Network, and works with organizations and coalitions around the world on this campaign, including Groups Against Arms Fairs (which we co-founded), CODE PINK, and many others.
Pictured: Rachel Small, World BEYOND War Canada Organizer. Photo credit: the Hamilton Spectator.
The latest news on efforts to end weapons dealing:
Laurel Thompson recently attended Canada’s largest defense industry trade show CANSEC. What she saw left her with questions for those who work in the industry.
VIDEO: Arms Fairs Uncovered: Data Set Launch & Panel 8 Jun 2022, Joint Event with Omega Research Foundation
Join Omega Research Foundation and CAAT as we launch a new data repository with information on hundreds of arms fairs around the world and tens of thousands of attendees.
On the eve of the CANSEC arms show in Ottawa, this webinar sought to build awareness of militarization of territory in Mexico, Colombia, and Dene lands in Canada.
Daniel Defense, the company that made the gun used by the Robb Elementary shooter, has been handed over 100 federal contracts.
Under the watchful eye of local police, more than 100 anti-war protesters obstructed access to Canada’s largest weapons and defence fair Wednesday to condemn war profiteering.
Hundreds of people have blocked access to the opening of CANSEC, North America’s largest weapons and “defense industry” convention at the EY Centre in Ottawa.
From April 21st to 28th crowds and small groups of people in locations around the world have brought petitions, banners, and posters to the offices of the world’s largest weapons dealer, Lockheed Martin.
Japan for a World BEYOND War conducted protests against Lockheed Martin at two locations on the 23rd of April.
Anti-war organizers in Toronto just put up a billboard of a “corrected” Lockheed Martin ad on Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office building.
Montréal for a World BEYOND War gathered downtown on Friday, April 22 as part of the Global Mobilization to #StopLockheedMartin.
Global Mobilization to #StopLockheedMartin kicks off with Protest & Petition Delivery at Lockheed Martin HQ during its Annual General Meeting
World BEYOND War and allies protested outside Lockheed Martin’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland during its Annual General Meeting and delivered a petition with thousands of signatures calling on Lockheed to convert from weapons manufacturing to peaceful industries.
Plans for Annual Meetings of Weapons Dealers in 2023:
Raytheon — two years ago it was 2nd week of April — Arlington, Va
Lockheed Martin — tends to be 4th week of April — Bethesda, Md
Boeing — this past year it was at end of April — Arlington, Va
Northrop Grumman — this past year it was 3rd week of May — Falls Church, Va
General Dynamics — tends to be first week of May — Reston, Va
BAE — this past year was first week of May in Farnborough, Hampshire, UK