Craftivism and the Arms Fair
Carlton Hill Friends Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane Leeds
Monday 4 September 2017
10:00 - 20:30
ExCeL east entrance
Royal Albert Way
This September, London is hosting one of the world’s biggest arms fairs, DSEI. We need your help to shut it down before it starts!
Israel has a massive presence at DSEI. They use the mass murder of Palestinians as a selling point, calling weapons “battle tested”. The Palestinian voice is clear: until there are sanctions against Israel, we need to take matters into our own hands.
If they can’t get the weapons in, then they can’t have an arms fair. London Palestine Action are kicking off this ‘week of action’ to block the set-up with a day to Stop Arming Israel! With music, workshops, and bucket-loads of food, we are using our creativity to shut down their destruction.
Everyone is welcome to come, and we need as many people as possible taking action. As you can see from the timetable of events below, whatever your age or activist experience, there will be something for everyone so please come and join us! You can also help us spread the word by sharing the Facebook event, and check out the action report from 2015 to see what we did last time DSEI came to town!
How to get involved:
We’ve got some great workshops and events lined up, as well as a craft space and kids space running all day!
10.00 Arrive! ‘Why are we here? An introduction to the issues & groups present.’
11.00 Workshop: Social cleansing and colonialism: Custom House to Palestine
11.30 Workshop: Learn to dabke dance
12.30 Picnic Lunch *please bring food to share!*
13.30 Workshop: Banner making
15.00 ‘Why are we here? An introduction to the issues & groups present.
15.30 Sheffield People’s Tribunal
16.00 Workshop: BDS 101
16.45 International Jewish Anti Zionist Network: Israel’s Worldwide Role in arming repressive regimes worldwide
17.00 Discussion: Why Cultural Boycott?
18.00 FOOTBALL GAME!
19.00-20.30 Live music and DJs featuring…Dave Randall (Faithless), Katiba 5, Some F*cking People & Efa Thomas! Check the Gig vs. Arms Fair facebook event and webpage for more info.