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New arms trade map includes Notts companies and demos

Campaign Against Arms Trade has produced a map of the arms trade in the UK.  The aim of the project is to map the whole UK arms trade, allowing people to find where their local arms companies are and take action against them.  Currently the map only shows companies that exhibited at the latest DSEi arms fair but more companies will be added in the coming months.

At the moment there are eight Nottinghamshire-based companies on the map, including Infrared Security Solutions and Heckler & Koch.  Notts Anti-Militarism’s own Map of Militarism shows a few more arms companies in the area, but the CAAT map is a collaborative project, and people are encouraged to submit information so that the map grows over time.

As well as showing arms companies, CAAT’s map shows demonstrations.  It currently includes information on two protests against Heckler & Koch – the regular monthly picket which will take place on Monday August 13th, and a bike tour in which young Christian activists from SPEAK will ride from RAF Waddington to Heckler & Koch on Saturday August 11th.

The map is still under development.  It should soon be possible to add photos of companies and demonstrations to the map.  If you would like to add a company or a demonstration to the map, you can do so via the CAAT website.


Nottingham Peace Garden

Nottingham Peace Garden flyerA dove-shaped “Peace Garden” is being created in Nottingham at the Lenton Recreation Ground on Derby Road. The garden’s creator, Nottingham university student Giselle Kennedy says “The garden will symbolise community cohesion, which encourages peace and toleration. It could also be a focus for peace events.”

There will be a planting day on Friday 4th June and the organisers are asking for gardeners and volunteers to come along and help out between 10:00 and 15:00. Tools will be provided, but volunteers should bring their own lunch and drink. For more information, contact Giselle on +447948771168.

According to Lynne Richardson from Nottingham Quakers, “There are talks of using the venue for a Peace Festival… so it should be a good focus for peace work in Nottingham.” The Peace Garden will be situated just 1km from Nottingham’s largest arms company, Heckler & Koch.


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