Keep arms companies out of the BBC

The BBC must not use its position as our national broadcaster to legitimise arms companies

BAE Systems is Europe's biggest arms company and has armed dictatorships and human rights abusers around the world, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Israel. Now its chairman, Roger Carr, will be paid £70,610 a year of taxpayers money as Vice Chairman of the BBC Trust.

The BBC is supposed to be run in the public interest. Arms companies don't care about culture, broadcasting or the public good. All they care about is arms sales and gaining legitimacy while they line their pockets.

Campaigning can work. Last year BBC Political Editor, Nick Robinson, was forced to pull out of speaking at the ADS Annual Dinner, a banquet for arms dealers, following a high profile campaign by CAAT. Now we must make sure the BBC isn't used as a vehicle to promote BAE Systems.

Please sign the  petition and demand the BBC cuts its ties with Carr and the arms trade.

(Note - this will take you to the CAAT website in a separate window)

Thank you for taking action!

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