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Meditate for peace at the arms fair

7 August 2017
Wake Up London are a group of young adults inspired by the peace work of the Buddhist teacher, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. We will be present at the DSEI arms fair again this year to show our belief in peace and a more compassionate world. The Wake Up movement began around 10...
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“It is up to each of us to stop the killing where it starts”: No retrial for Stop DSEI activists

27 July 2017
In 2015, a group of eight activists were arrested while taking action against the DSEI arms fair, and later acquitted as a judge ruled they took action to prevent a greater crime. The Winter Oak reports on the CPS challenge to their acquittal- you can read a longer version of this article at winteroak.org.uk. In a judgement handed...
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Camping at DSEI 2017

25 July 2017
The week of action to #StopDSEI involves days of talks, events and direct action. Alongside the themed days of action, there will be a tent based occupation running from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th September. If you have to travel far to join the week of action you might want to bring a tent and...
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War, repression and injustice start here: Let’s stop them here

27 March 2017
This page refers to the 2017 Week of Action. For 2019, follow this link for details of what is planned: 2019 Week of Action, Vigils and Art the Arms Fair. When London plays host to one of the world’s largest arms fairs, war, repression and injustice start here. That’s why a huge and diverse movement...
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One Year to Stop the Arms Fair

23 August 2016
As part of an international month of action against arms fairs, CAAT is launching “One Year to #StopDSEI”.
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Activists found Not Guilty on the grounds of trying to prevent a greater crime

25 May 2016
The eight activists from Peru, Chile, Bahrain, Belgium and the UK who were arrested for taking action at the DSEI arms fair last September were found not guilty on the ground of trying to prevent a greater crime.
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Activists on trial for trying to stop DSEI

13 April 2016
Eight people are on trial this week (11-15 April) for trying to stop one of the world’s biggest arms fairs. The trial is taking place at Stratford Magistrates Court from 10am each day and anyone can watch the trial from the public gallery.  Join and share the Facebook event for updates and follow #StopDSEI. Media...
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Security & Policing: the public face of an increasingly repressive nation

7 March 2016
The government is capitalising on public fear to hold back peaceful dissent in the UK and deepen its ties to repressive regimes around the world. In liberal-democracies like the UK, conservative state powers face a potential barrier: how can they advance militarist agendas, and hold back effective protest movements that challenge their power, whilst still...