Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to expose and oppose Canada's role in the international arms trade, particularly where there is trade to governments which are engaged in war or which violate human rights. (more about us).  COAT gathers information and conducts research on various international efforts by NGOs, governments and businesses to promote the economic conversion of military industries, bases and other facilities to civilian alternatives. Attention is focused on promoting conversion programs which are socially useful and environmentally sound.  Press for Conversion! is our quarterly publication. It is a comprehensive magazine which brings together material from a wide variety of international sources on the subject of economic conversion of military production and infrastructure. It is the only periodical in Canada devoted to the coverage and promotion of conversion.  For more information: Richard Sanders, COAT Coordinator, 541 McLeod Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 5R2, Canada.  Email: ; Phone:  (613) 231-3076; Fax: (613) 231-2614; web site

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