Meeting for worship at the arms fair

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Sunday 20 July 2014
16:00 - 17:00

Near the pedestrian entrance (Gate B) to the Farnborough Air Show.
Queens Gate Road

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The Farnborough Airshow is best known for its civilian airshow, but its main purpose is the combined arms fair and civil aerospace exhibition. This is a shop window for the world’s arms dealers, where buyers from repressive regimes come to choose weapons.

At the arms fair this year are:

  • Military buyers from unstable or authoritarian regimes: in 2012, Algeria, Bahrain, Indonesia, Libya and Saudi Arabia sent military delegations.
  • BAE Systems whose armoured vehicles were used to support the repression of democracy protests in Bahrain.
  • Rosoboronexport, the main weapons supplier to Syria’s Assad.
  • Ukrainian and Russian arms companies touting weapons side by side.
  • Israeli arms companies, despite Israel’s recent aggression in Gaza.

The family-friendly airshow and ‘Futures Day’ event allow weapons manufacturers a unique PR opportunity. Quakers and other local Christians will be meeting for worship on the last day of the Airshow, on Sunday 20 July. The meeting is open to all.
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