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.
In 2022 we gave a War Abolisher Award to Italian dock workers for blocking weapons shipments.
In 2022 we organized, with Groups Against Arms Fairs and other organizations, a global protest of Lockheed Martin.
In 2021 our annual conference focused on opposing weapons fairs.
The latest news on efforts to end weapons dealing:
100+ Groups Urge Congress to Back Sanders’ Yemen War Powers Resolution
An effort to stop the US from committing war efforts in Yemen. #WorldBEYONDWar
When Merchants of Death Visited Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon, and General Atomics: Photos and Videos
They were delivering subpoenas to Washington, D.C.-area offices of Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, and General Atomics. #WorldBEYONDWar
Peace Groups to Protest at Government Arms Fair at Aviva Stadium
An arms fair organised in Ireland, entitled ‘building the Ecosystem’ is subject to much controversy from Peace activists.
Banned: MWM Too ‘Aggressive’ for the Merchants of Death But We Won’t Shut Up
This article condemns the Land Forces expo, an event held in Brisbane to develop a network of weapons trade.
Open Letter to Canadian Workers in Defense Technology
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.
VIDEO: Canadian Arms Exports and Militarization of Territory
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.
The Pentagon Is Protecting and Funding the Same Gun Makers Democrats Want to Regulate
Daniel Defense, the company that made the gun used by the Robb Elementary shooter, has been handed over 100 federal contracts.
To Get Into Canada’s Weapons Fair, You’ll Have to Walk Through an Anti-war Protest
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 Protest, Block Entrances to North America’s Largest Weapons Fair
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.
Protest Denounces CANSEC Arms Trade Show
World arms manufacturers have been raking in record profits this year thanks to conflicts around the world which have brought misery to hundreds of thousands. They will be gathering in Ottawa next week for Canada’s largest trade show.
Protests Around Globe Target World’s Biggest Weapons Company Lockheed Martin
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.
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