War Profiteers

Economics is one of the key causes of war - wherever there is a military conflict, someone is profiting from it.

WRI looks at war profiteering in a broad sense - all companies and initiatives that benefit financially from military conflict. This includes the arms trade, companies profiteering for the privatisation and outsourcing of the military, companies extracting natural resources in conflict zones, financial institutions investing in arms companies, and many others.

WRI publishes a quarterly magazine called War Profiteers' News (in English and Spanish), and organises events to bring campaigners and researchers together to share strategies against war profiteering. In 2015 we gathered members and friends of the WRI network in Seoul, for a seminar called “Stopping the War Business”, where campaigners shared experiences and strategies of countering war profiteering. The seminar coincided with the ADEX arms fair, where we took nonviolent direct action together.

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29 Mar 2017
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The War Resisters' International network gathers once a year, to discuss the work of the network and make plans for the future. This year's WRI Council meeting will take place in London in September, coinciding with DSEI - Defence & Security Equipment International - the biggest arms fair in the world. We will take part in actions before and after Council to disrupt the fair.

29 Mar 2017
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Textron is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies industrial conglomerate. Textron includes several companies including Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, and Beechcraft, Textron Systems, and has offices across the USA and in the United Kingdom.

29 Mar 2017
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29 Mar 2017
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With the parliamentary approval of the renewal of the UK's “Trident” nuclear weapons system, British activists working for nuclear disarmament and peace are looking for a new way forward.

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