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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...
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Support people arrested during DSEI protests

5 October 2015
People arrested during the protests against the DSEI arms fair are appearing in court this month. Please support the DSEI defendants solidarity fund to help cover costs of the campaign. For each court date, people will be gathering outside Thames Magistrates Court on Bow Road in solidarity with the activists. Join and share the Facebook...
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Round up: an amazing week of action to challenge the arms fair!

17 September 2015
This September saw daily blockades and creative protest by a wide range of groups to try and stop one of the world’s biggest arms fairs from taking place in East London. Read reports on actions taken so far below: Monday 7 September: Day 1: week of action launched with a blockade! Tuesday 8 September: Day 2: armoured...

Arms fair blocked! Report on Saturday’s big day of action

12 September 2015
Following five days of disruption to the set up of DSEI, Saturday 12th September brought together the different themes from throughout the week, and a huge range of groups and individuals, to stand united against the arms fair. It was a packed day of workshops, speeches, performance, and effective action. There was far too much activity...