One Year to Stop the Arms Fair

August 23, 2016

As part of an international month of action against arms fairs, CAAT is launching “One Year to #StopDSEI”.

Activists stand on a military truck waving the Palestinian flag and a "Stop Arming Israel" banner.

One of the world’s largest arms fairs is due to return to London in September 2017. We want to shut it down – but to do so we need to start taking action now.

When the DSEI arms fair took place in 2015, its setup was disrupted by six consecutive days of creative blockades; the London transport system was subvertised with spoof ads which were seen by hundreds of thousands of people and over 10,000 people signed a petition calling on David Cameron to ‘welcome refugees, not arms dealers’.

Take part in September’s month of action: One Year to #StopDSEI

Activists lie in a road, connected to each other by arm tubes, while other protesters stand around them
Activists blockading the road as the DSEI arms fair was being set up in 2015

 One Year to #StopDSEI is part of an international month of action against arms fairs. Actions and events are being planned in the US, New Zealand, Belgium and Australia. Follow #WarStartsHere for updates.

A green tank splashed with red paint on display in a big hall
Activists in France covered an armoured vehicle in paint during the Paris arms fair. Photo: Les Désobéissants

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