Our resistance is as international as the arms trade!

May 25, 2015
Grim reapers outside arms fairs in Brno, London and Seoul
Grim reapers outside arms fairs in Brno, London and Seoul

Take action against one of the world’s largest arms fairs on 7-12 September 2015

The Defence & Security Equipment International arms fair (DSEI) sells everything from bullets to battleships, bringing together 1500 arms companies and representatives from over 100 countries. The results of DSEI are felt around the world as people are killed, economies are devastated, refugees are traumatised and peaceful protest is crushed.

When the world’s arms industry arrives in London in September, Stop the Arms Fair coalition will do all we can to stand in its way. We’ve called a week of action at the venue to stop the arms fair being set up. The week will culminate in a mass day of action on Saturday 12th September, the weekend before the arms fair begins.

We hope you can join us.

In person: If you’re coming from abroad, please get in touch with us and we’ll give you any help we can.

If you can’t come: You almost certainly have one of the exhibitors not far from you. During the week of action, show them that our resistance is international! Or you could challenge the British government’s massive support for the arms fair with a visit to your local UK Embassy.

If you’re based in the UK: We’re keen to make links with international solidarity groups in the UK too. Come along to our meeting on 15th July or get in touch!

Let us know how we can show you support too!

DSEI isn’t the only arms fair in the world. There was impressive creative action at IDET in the Czech Republic in May 2015 and we know there are plans to challenge ADEX in Seoul on  20-25 October 2015 and Eurosatory in Paris on 13-17 June 2016.

If you’re challenging an arms fair near you, send us a message and be in touch.

1 Comment

  • Anna Botwright says:

    Please could you send me details of when and where to meet in London on Sept. 12 th. We are coming down from Yorkshire but only get back from holiday the day before so need to get our plans for travel etc in place before we go away. I plan to bring a placard saying
    DON’T
    PLOUGH
    SHARES
    INTO
    SWORDS
    If you line up the words right you can get NO, NO in a colour reading downwards!
    Very best wishes,
    Anna Botwright

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