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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...
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Stop the Cardiff Arms Fair

9 February 2016
On 16 March, a big UK arms fair is being held in Cardiff, and people are planning to resist it. According to its website, DPRTE (the Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability exhibition) is the “UK’s Premier Defense Procurement Event” and is now being hosted annually at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena. They hosted the arms fair...
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DSEI ‘Stop Arming Israel’ court case dropped

2 February 2016
An activist arrested for taking action on the ‘Stop Arming Israel’ day of action at the DSEI arms fair has had their case dropped.
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Resisting police militarisation and state repression

17 December 2015
What is is: In March 2016 the Home Office, along with the arms industry trade body ADS, are organising “Security and Policing 2016”. They are offering a “discreet environment” for 400 companies who supply police, prisons and the Ministry of Defence to exhibit “the latest developments in the UK security market”. The government’s arms sales...
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Activist due to appear in court for Lockheed Martin protest

18 November 2015
An activist is due to appear in court on Tuesday 24 November for an action at Lockheed Martin’s London offices during the DSEI arms fair. There will be a solidarity presence outside the court from 9am Where: Westminster Magistrates Court, 181 Marylebone Road NW1 5BR When: Tuesday 24 November, 9am
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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...