Say No to the Game of Drones

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Monday 9 September 2013
10:00 - 11:30

Royal Victoria DLR Station, Newham, East London
Royal Victoria
London

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Where: Meet at Royal Victoria DLR station,  Newham, East London. We will be heading to public park opposite ExCeL on corner of Victoria Dock Road and Prince Regent Lane (A112) See Map.

What to Bring: PlayStation and X-Box controllers, Game of Thrones video game memorabilia, toy planes, banners.

DSEI 2013, the world’s largest arms fair taking place in London 10 – 13 September, will have a ‘special showcase’ for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones. In addition, on 9 September, an extra day conference has been added focusing solely on drones. DSEI Exhibition Director, Duncan Reid, said, the showcase “ensures that unmanned systems developers have access to the latest ideas and equipment that this rapidly advancing industry sector can offer.”

Join us for a creative action on Monday 9 September and say no to the Game of Drones

Drones are aircraft remotely controlled by ‘pilots’ from the ground, often at great distance from war zones. While ground troops launch drones from the conflict zone, the operation is then handed to controllers operating missions on video screens. Drones are a new mode of remote control wars in contrast to launching massive on the ground offensives at the risk of losing troops. Drones have become the latest weapon of choice in the so-called war on terror.

Drones are indiscriminate weapons of war that have been responsible for thousands of civilian deaths. Drones should be banned, just as landmines and cluster munitions were banned. Now is the time to stop the rise of drone warfare – before it is too late.

Action called by War on Want, Drone Wars UK, Stop the War, CND, CAAT and Fellowship of Reconciliation.

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Not in London and want to take part? No problem!

  1. Check out Campaign Against the Arms Trade’s brilliant Arms Trade Map and find an arms company near you
  2. Order some consol controller shaped action cards from War on Want (available from Thursday 22 August) by emailing nidle@waronwant.org
  3. Organise your own local action
  4. Email us your pictures!

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