Faith

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Joint statement from DSEI 2015 defendants

11 November 2015
Please support the DSEI defendants solidarity fund to help cover costs of the campaign such as childcare and travel. In mid September 2015 we were arrested for seeking to prevent the setting up of the DSEI arms fair. DSEI (“Defence Security Equipment International”) is one of the world’s largest arms fairs. Operating every two years...
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Day 2: Armoured vehicles turned away by ‘No Faith in War’

8 September 2015
Today’s faith-based day of action, ‘No Faith in War’, saw both entrances to the ExCeL Centre blocked for nearly four hours and several armoured vehicles turned away!

Christian activists found not guilty

5 February 2014
The five Christians whose action blocked the Custom House entrance to the arms fair on 10th September have been found not guilty of aggravated trespass. It was the video evidence supplied by the police for purposes of prosecution which helped the five win the case, ironically. They had not received clear instructions as to what...

In support of Christian activists on trial

1 February 2014
Whatever happens in court, it’s the arms companies and the UK government who are the real criminals. The activists from the Occupy vs the Arms Fair day of action stand in solidarity with the Christian activists charged with similar offences who are first to have their trials on 3 and 4 February 2014.

Arms fair challenged with daily direct action

14 September 2013
See photos of many of the week’s actions here. A key event for the international arms trade took place in London from 9-13 Sept: the DSEI arms fair which hosted 1500 arms companies and 30,000 arms buyers and sellers. The UK government’s invite list was a roll call of authoritarian regimes and human rights abusers....
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Day of Prayer for an end to the arms trade

13 July 2011
This year’s Campaign Against Arms Trade Christian Network Day of Prayer marks the beginning of the week in which the world’s largest arms fair (DSEI) takes place in the UK, and a poignant date ten years from the attacks on the twin towers: Sunday 11th September 2011. Many will already be reflecting on the legacy...
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Silent vigil on the eve of the arms fair (12th Sept)

15 June 2011
A silent vigil to protest against the DSEI exhibition (Arms trade fair) 2011 at the Excel Centre, London (the DSEI arms fair is taking place on 13th-16th September 2011). Meeting at Tidal Basin Road next to Royal Victoria DLR station at 6.30pm and moving onto the ExCeL Centre (where arms companies will be setting up...