Participants can download the reader and practical information below
For antimilitarists, disrupting war profiteering means knocking out the economic pillars that make war inevitable. It goes far beyond the arms trade (although that is an important part of it), and includes all those who fund and profit from war and militarisation.
Disrupting war profiteering takes a whole range of activities, from research, lobbying and legal challenges to mobilisation, direct action and creative campaigning techniques.
This seminar will provide a space for activists using a whole range of different methods to gather together, learn how a spectrum of tactics interlink and help each other to be more effective. It'll answer questions like 'How can we make our direct action more strategic using research? 'How could a public campaign support our lobbying work?' 'What tools or methods can help my campaign be more effective?'
To explore the connections between different methods, we'll use case study campaigns and themes from around the world, including: arms fair disruption from South Korea to Britain, Adu Dhabi to Czech Republic; extractive industries and militarisation; war profiteering and gender; 'civilian' companies that profit from war and occupation.
Info for participants
- Programme info: speakers and workshops
- Lead a campaigns clinic
- WRI Council Meeting info
- Taking action against the ADEX arms fair
- Registration fees
- 13 (afternoon) - 15 October: War Resisters' International Council meeting
- 16 - 17 October: Stopping the War Business - International Seminar
- 18 October: Nonviolence training for action
- 19 October: Nonviolent direct action at the ADEX arms fair