From 16th to the 19th October, activists from across the world were gathered in Seoul for the Stopping the War Business seminar, co-hosted by World Without War and War Resisters' International, which was followed by a training in nonviolent action, and a direct action designed to challenge the arms dealerswho had travelled to Seoul for the ADEX arms fair.
During the NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 the alliance will practice military interventions in North Africa
Marines from the US train in la Sierra del Retin, Barbate
The NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 will take place during October 2015 and until early November in Italy, Portugal, and the State of Spain. According to a variety of sources, this will be the “largest exercise of NATO since the end of the Cold War”1, “largest exercise conducted by the Alliance since 2002” (…) and “the Alliance’s most important exercise in 2015”2, or “the largest deployment of the Alliance in the last decade”3. The exercise consists of two clearly distinguished phases, a command post exercise (CPX, 3-16 October) and a phase of real action (Live Exercise, LIVEX, 21 October-6 November).
The United Nations has released a damning report into the operations of Canadian mining company Nevsun Resources in Eritrea, which accuses the company of using conscripted labour at it's Bisha Mine in the country. Nevsun estimated that the mine held over a billion pounds of copper and 2.7 billion pounds of zinc.
In London, activists have spent early September taking direct action against the DSEi arms fair. Every day, the entrances to the Excel Centre have been blockaded and deliveries disrupted by activists sat in roads, locked to trucks or pouring paint on the floor.