Arms trade events

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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...
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...
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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”.
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Activist due to appear in court for Lockheed Martin protest

18 November 2015
An activist is due to appear in court on Tuesday 24 November for an action at Lockheed Martin’s London offices during the DSEI arms fair. There will be a solidarity presence outside the court from 9am Where: Westminster Magistrates Court, 181 Marylebone Road NW1 5BR When: Tuesday 24 November, 9am
A crowd of protesters block vehicle from entering DSEI

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...

Day 4: ‘Conference at the gates’ …and more great action to challenge the setup of the arms fair!

11 September 2015
Thursday’s day of action focused on the theme of “welfare not warfare” with some excellent speakers and some pretty unique creative action! At the centre of the day, ‘Conference at the gates’ brought together a range of academics, students and activists to present their research in the shadow of the world’s largest arms fair. Blurring the lines...
Activists hold a 'Stop the Arms Fair' banner in front of an armoured vehicle

Day 3: Wind not Weapons: great actions inside and out!

9 September 2015
Wednesday was another great day of action at the ExCeL Centre! Deliveries were stopped in the road by a line of wind turbines; Fuel Poverty Action and Global Justice Now ran an engaging workshop on energy democracy, and the members of the Woodcraft Folk blockaded the road. And this was before a cheeky group of...