No to Nuclear Weapons: No to the Arms Fair

Nuclear weapons don’t make us safer: they threaten all our lives. Trident is estimated to cost the UK over £205 billion and is draining vital public resources away from the things in which we need to invest: schools, hospitals and social services. We are spending billions to kill millions. The arms companies that profit from nuclear weapons and drain our resources away from us plan to be present at the arms fair. Join Trident Ploughshares and regional CND groups on Wednesday 6th September to stop military equipment from being moved into the arms fair during the set-up and for fun, family-friendly activities including a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and singers.

As well as nonviolent direct action, there will be a lot to get involved with including demonstrating, creative stunts, media work and general support. Just let us know what you are up for.

There will be accommodation available in East London (bring a sleeping bag) with the opportunity to attend training and form affinity groups and transport is being arranged from the North of England and possibly Scotland. Please get in touch if you are likely to need accommodation or to book your place on a bus down from the North.  Buses leaving in the afternoon of Tuesday 5th September from Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield Meadowhall and returning on Wednesday evening can be booked directly online.

If you’d like to get involved, please fill out this quick survey, join our Facebook event or get in touch at nonuclearday@riseup.net.

Use the Royal Victoria Docklands Light Railway station for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and singers (people will gather from around 10 am somewhere in the vicinity of the West Gate of the ExCel Centre) and the Prince Regent Docklands Light Railway Station for other anti-nuclear actions at the East Gate of the ExCel Centre, where we will be joined by Arms to Renewables.

If you are joining the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party you may wish to come dressed as a playing card or other character from Alice in Wonderland.

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Infographic: Military spending is twice the total cuts to the NHS.

Who pays for high military spending?

20 August 2013
We need to make explicit the choices our politicians are making: They are choosing to protect military spending from the cuts and to keep the UK’s spending on weapons the fourth highest in the world, while subjecting public services to vast cuts.
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Nuclear weapon makers at the arms fair

9 August 2013
Sara Medi Jones, CND Campaigns Officer writes about the companies at the arms fair which are pushing for the UK to renew its nuclear weapons system: Weapons companies are due to descend on London in September for the world’s largest arms fair. This ‘fair’, a pleasant sounding term for what really is a market for...
A large group of people sit in a circle in the road. Behind them there are more people standing up and a line of police in flourescent yellow jackets. Some are holding Palestinian flags and in the foreground is a brown placard bearing the CND symbol and reading 'homes not Trident'. On a fence at the other side of the road many different banners have been hung.

No to Nuclear Weapons: No to the Arms Fair

6 September 2017
09:00 - 21:00
ExCeL Centre (East & West Entrances), Eastern Entrance & Western Entrance, ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London
A nuclear explosion showing mushroom cloud in monochrome

No Nuclear Day (Day 3 – Week of Action, Stop the Arms Fair 2019)

4 September 2019
10:00 - 16:00
ExCeL Centre (East & West Entrances), Eastern Entrance & Western Entrance, ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London