Arms fairs

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Two activists hold a 'Stop the Arms Fair' banner in front of a dark green armoured vehicle

War, repression and injustice start here: Let’s stop them here

27 March 2017
When London plays host to one of the world’s largest arms fairs, war, repression and injustice start here. That’s why a huge and diverse movement is building to shut the arms fair down on 4th – 11th September before it even gets started. For four days in September 2017, the international weapons industry plans to...
A crowd of activists hold a banner in front of the Excel centre. It says When only 0.2% of jobs in the UK are related to arms exports #stopDSEI

Manchester activists plan to disrupt weapons sales at DSEI, the world’s biggest arms fair

8 August 2017
Military delegations from around the world will head to London for Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) – the world’s biggest arms fair – on the 12-15 September. Many of these delegations will be from countries with abominable human rights records. At DSEI, they will meet weapons industry salespeople who will have filled the ExCeL...
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One Year to Stop the Arms Fair

23 August 2016
As part of an international month of action against arms fairs, CAAT is launching “One Year to #StopDSEI”.
A group of people stand with banners saying 'BDS is here to stay' in front of red smoke

Security & Policing: the public face of an increasingly repressive nation

7 March 2016
The government is capitalising on public fear to hold back peaceful dissent in the UK and deepen its ties to repressive regimes around the world. In liberal-democracies like the UK, conservative state powers face a potential barrier: how can they advance militarist agendas, and hold back effective protest movements that challenge their power, whilst still...
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DSEI ‘Stop Arming Israel’ court case dropped

2 February 2016
An activist arrested for taking action on the ‘Stop Arming Israel’ day of action at the DSEI arms fair has had their case dropped.
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Joint statement from DSEI 2015 defendants

11 November 2015
Please support the DSEI defendants solidarity fund to help cover costs of the campaign such as childcare and travel. In mid September 2015 we were arrested for seeking to prevent the setting up of the DSEI arms fair. DSEI (“Defence Security Equipment International”) is one of the world’s largest arms fairs. Operating every two years...
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Round up: an amazing week of action to challenge the arms fair!

17 September 2015
This September saw daily blockades and creative protest by a wide range of groups to try and stop one of the world’s biggest arms fairs from taking place in East London. Read reports on actions taken so far below: Monday 7 September: Day 1: week of action launched with a blockade! Tuesday 8 September: Day 2: armoured...

Arms fair blocked! Report on Saturday’s big day of action

12 September 2015
Following five days of disruption to the set up of DSEI, Saturday 12th September brought together the different themes from throughout the week, and a huge range of groups and individuals, to stand united against the arms fair. It was a packed day of workshops, speeches, performance, and effective action. There was far too much activity...