This is the first WRI-Info in preparation for the upcoming International Seminar: War Profiteering and Peace Movement Responses, which will be held in Barcelona between 29 September and 2 October, 2011.

WRI has teamed up with the European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) to organise this important seminar. The aim of this seminar is to bring together campaigners involved in work against war profiteering from all over the world, to learn from each other and see how we can better cooperate. The seminar will analyse the new trends in this deadly business, but also share tools for our campaigning. We have chosen a programme structure that prioritises participatory sessions and also uses what we call "theme groups", groups which will meet every day of the seminar to work on one particular issue in more depth. We will also look at particular country/region cases such as: Israel, Libya, Afghanistan, Latin America, Africa, etc.

We invite you to register for this seminar, and look forward to seeing you in Barcelona.

Javier Gárate