Saudi Arabia’s intervention into Yemen’s civil war has been made possible by British arms sales, British contractors and British political cover of well-documented violations of international humanitarian law.
This session is for activists and Labour Party members to rethink how Britain’s arms sector is configured and how Britain projects power overseas. Attendees will learn about Britain’s involvement in the Yemen war and will deliberate alternative futures to the current national military and industrial model.
Rawan Shaif is an International Humanitarian Law investigator, and a Yemen expert for investigative journalism site Bellingcat.
Ron Smith is a Professor of Applied Economics at Birkbeck University.
Lowkey is a poet, playwright, political activist and award winning hip-hop artist.