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Arms Dealers Haunted at the Tower

25 November 2013
Arms dealers arriving at the Tower of London for a swanky reception on Wednesday 6 November got a little bit more than they bargained for. Instead of friendly stewards and helpful Beefeaters, they found a ribald collection of ghosts and ghouls. Zombies rubbed shoulders with scythe wielding “Deaths”, masked executioners discussed the finer points of...
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On Trial: Letter of support

11 November 2013
In September 2013 thousands of people took action against the DSEI arms fair and it faced daily direct action. Thirty faced arrest when they placed their bodies in the way of the arms fair’s deadly business. Some have already been cautioned, or issued with fines. Others are set to go to court on 4th November, and plan to put...
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On Trial: Defendants group statement

11 November 2013
We will defend our right to challenge the arms trade! A group of activists (mainly women) were charged after taking part in the ‘Occupy v the Arms Fair’ day of action on 8 September, which was part of the week of action against the DSEI Arms Fair at the Excel Centre, London. Our intention was...
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Putting the arms fair on trial

11 November 2013
The 2013 DSEI arms fair was challenged and impeded with daily direct action. Hundreds of people took part, and thirty faced arrest when they placed their bodies in the way of the arms fair’s deadly business. Some have already been cautioned, or issued with fines. Others have pleaded not guilty – and plan to put...
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The best kind of protest is one where you’ve already won…

8 October 2013
In July, the Chamber of Commerce hosted a Defence Breakfast at the Savile Club in Mayfair. The event promised to help arms dealers “…expand your network of contacts and promote your business…”. It is part of a series of gatherings which let arms dealers meet with each other and their customers, often buyers from repressive...
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Taking action against DSEI 2013

25 September 2013
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Video report: Week of Action 2013

25 September 2013
This short film shows some of the creative and inspiring direct actions that challenged and disrupted the 2013 DSEI arms fair. DSEI plans to return in 2015 but we aim to shut it down for good. Get involved and help step up the pressure. Follow @StopTheArmsFair on Twitter and keep an eye out for #stopdsei #occupydsei #beatdsei...
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Challenging the arms fair on the ground and in the media

22 September 2013
[View the story “Challenging the arms fair in the headlines” on Storify]