To: Glasgow City Council
Refuse to welcome the UDT conference and arms dealers to Glasgow
Susan Aitken, Leader of the Council in Glasgow, cease sponsoring the Undersea Defence Technology conference immediately, and adopt an ethical policy for future events within our city
Why is this important?
This event showcases corporations like Leonardo and Thales that supply arms to regimes with atrocious human rights records, such as Saudi Arabia.Two of the co-sponsors of the event – BAE Systems and Babcock – are also building the next generation of Trident nuclear-armed submarines.We are appalled that Glasgow Life, a Glasgow City Council 'charity', is extending a welcome to arms dealers and those who facilitate nuclear war. Rather than wasting time and taxpayers’ money on promoting arms dealers, Glasgow Life should be following their own mission statement and enriching the lives of the people of Glasgow by providing much needed services. We call on Glasgow City Council – an administration that includes nuclear disarmament in its manifesto – to cease sponsoring the Undersea Defence Technology conference immediately, and adopt an ethical policy for future events within our city.'