Stop the Arms Fair week of action: 7 – 12 SeptemberAugust 4, 2015
The DSEI arms fair is where arms companies showcase their weapons and make deadly deals with buyers from across the world, including those from countries with serious human rights problems. The arms fair, due to take place on 15-18 September, involves more than 1000 companies and 30,000 attendees.
We have to stop these companies profiting from conflict and repression. Join us from 7 September for a week of action in the run up to the arms fair to make it as difficult as possible for it to go ahead. Each day different groups will be organising actions highlighting the different impacts of the arms trade and repression.
Exhibition equipment and military hardware will be rolling (or sailing) into ExCeL – let’s stop it getting to its destination.
- Monday 7 September: Stop Arming Israel
- Tuesday 8 September: No Faith in War
- Wednesday 9 September: Environment day of action: Arms to Renewables
- Thursday 10 September: Welfare not Warfare!
- Friday 11 September: Freedom of Movement for People not Weapons
- Saturday 12 September: Big day of action!
On Saturday 12 September there will be a big day of action on the weekend before the arms fair begins to stop the arms dealers going about their deadly business. Join the Facebook event and invite others too!
See the full list of actions taking place.
Getting to the ExCeL Centre
By London underground and DLR:
The Excel Centre is on the Dockland Light Railway (known as the DLR), which connects to the London underground (and you can use your oyster card, just as with all other transport systems in London).
You will probably want to join the DLR either at Bank station (which connects with Central and Northern line) or at Stratford station, which connects with Central and with London overground).
(handy hint: if you get on the DLR at Stratford, there are lots of different platforms: you need platform 17).
An alternative way to go is to take the Jubilee line all the way to Canning Town, and join the DLR there.
Whichever of the above routes you take, you will need to travel on the DLR line to Prince Regent station (final destination will be marked as: Beckton).