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:
PRESS RELEASE: Activists Block Trucks at Company Transporting Weapons to Saudi Arabia, demand Canada stop fuelling war in Yemen
BREAKING: Activists in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada block trucks at company transporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, demand Canada stop fuelling war in Yemen.
Coalition celebrates cancellation of CANSEC; demands permanent ban on weapons shows
By World BEYOND War, April 2, 2020 (En français ci-dessous) In response to the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ (CADSI) March 31 announcement that CANSEC 2020 has been
WAIT ‘TIL NEXT YEAR: CANSEC 2020 equipment show cancelled over COVID-19
David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen, published by Ottawa Sun, April 1, 2020 Organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries or CADSI, the show had been scheduled for the
PBI-Canada welcomes cancellation of CANSEC arms show, seeks peace and health for all
By Brent Patterson, PBI, April 1, 2020 Peace Brigades International-Canada welcomes the announcement by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) that it has cancelled its CANSEC arms
Coalition calls for cancellation of CANSEC, citing public health threat
(En français ci-dessous) March 31, 2020 In anticipation of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ announcement on April 1 on the status of CANSEC, a coalition of Canadian
Mobilization To Cancel CANSEC Arms Show Grows Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
By Brent Patterson, March 19, 2020 It’s still not known for sure if the annual CANSEC arms show will take place as planned from May 27-28 in Ottawa. Despite the
Open Letter to #CancelCANSEC
UPDATE: Sign the petition to send an email to Trudeau, Defence Minister Sajjan, Foreign Affairs Minister Champagne, Ottawa Mayor Watson, and CADSI to #CancelCANSEC immediately! Contact Info: David Swanson, Executive
Business is booming as Canada’s largest arms fair comes to Ottawa
By Brent Patterson, Rabble.ca, March 8, 2020 The business of war is coming to Ottawa on May 27-28. CANSEC, North America’s largest arms fair, will bring together arms manufacturers, cabinet
Broad coalition escalates campaign against London arms fair
by Andrew Metheven, September 13, 2017, Waging Nonviolence. In London, thousands of protesters have been taking direct action to shut down one of the world’s biggest arms fairs. The Defence
Lockheed Martin-Funded Experts Agree: South Korea Needs More Lockheed Martin Missiles
The THAAD anti-missile system sure is great, say analysts whose salaries are partly paid for by THAAD’s manufacturer. BY ADAM JOHNSON, FAIR. As tensions between the United States and North
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