Demilitarize Education is working to end the militarization of universities and is building the world’s biggest database of UK universities’ investments and partnerships with the global arms trade. Together in solidarity, we can work to see a world where universities champion peace, not war.
So far, dED has uncovered £619,686,663.57 worth of investments, research funding, and consultancy between arms trade companies and universities – and we’re just getting started!
We’re reaching out to you to ask for help in signing and sharing our petition, as we build on the national movement to demilitarize our education.
These arms companies – including the likes of BAE Systems, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, and MBDA – involve themselves in universities for research and development, recruitment, and PR purposes. The universities then turn a profit from arms-trade research and investment income.
But all the while these companies’ activities contribute to enormous carbon emissions, destabilize global relations, and facilitate war crimes by morally bankrupt regimes. That’s why we’re calling on universities to sever their ties to the global war machine, and invest in peace – not war!
If you are interested in giving your voice to this campaign to demilitarize education, please support dED with the following:
➡️ Check out their petitions: https://actionstorm.org/petitions/demilitarise-education/
➡️ Visit their website: https://ded1.co/