Arms to Renewables

Arms fairs such as the DSEI are the oil in the machinery of the international arms trade – and the sales it facilitates fuel conflict, support repression and make the world a more dangerous place for all.

The UK government supports and promotes this devastating industry, while other sectors that could make us safer are neglected. Shifting priorities from Arms to Renewables would help us tackle one of the biggest threats we face: climate change.

Research shows that  a move towards offshore wind and marine energy would provide alternative employment for arms trade workers and could produce more jobs than the entire arms industry.

Get involved in creative action on Wednesday 6th September to call for jobs which create a safer, rather than a more dangerous world.

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Arms, oil and Algeria – Are EU gas supplies more important than human rights?

30 August 2013
This September, a delegation from Algeria is expected to attend the DSEI arms fair in London at the invitation of the UK government. The country has a long record of carrying out human rights abuses against political dissidents and human rights defenders. Here is an article by Hamza Hamouchene, currently researching the UK’s energy interests...
Title reads Arms to Renewables, above two illustrations: on the left, in red, illustration of planes dropping bombs on houses and people, with natural world devastated and text 'stop the arms fair'; on the right in blue, an illustration of birds swoooping over the same landscape but with trees flourishing, houses intact and wind turbines in distance, text ''Weds 6th Sept'

Arms to Renewables

6 September 2017
10:00 - 18:00
ExCeL east entrance, Royal Albert Way London