War Stops Here: Public Education Day on the Arms Trade

Join us for “War Stops Here” – an all-day seminar designed to support and encourage activism against the arms trade led by members of War Resisters’ International‘s network of activists.

In September 2017, thousands of arms dealers will descend on London to market their wares to militaries from across the globe. Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) is one of the biggest arms fairs in the world and exports death and destruction around the world. But resistance to the arms trade is as international as their business! War Resisters’ International are bringing activists from across the world to London, including those from countries where the repercussions of the weapons marketed at DSEI will be felt, to share their work resisting the arms trade. This is a great chance to hear from antimilitarist activists from countries including South Sudan, Nepal, Germany, Turkey and South Korea.

There will be talks and workshops on campaign strategy, nonviolent direct action, creative campaigning and using legal mechanisms to disrupt the flow of arms to conflict zones.

Where? We’re planning to hold the seminar in an outdoor location very close to the venue for DSEI but we’ll have a back-up option too.

When? Sunday 10th September, 10.30 am to 4 pm

How do I take part? The seminar is free to attend and there is no need to book, just turn up on the day. For more information, and for updates, join the Facebook event. Get in touch at info@wri-irg.org.

We are happy to be hosting the seminar alongside our partners Campaign Against Arms TradePeace Pledge Union , Trident Ploughshares and Fellowship of Reconciliation.

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Jungmin, wearing a white patterned shirt, stands in front of a black, metal garage door set in a brick wall behind several plants growing in pots

Jungmin from South Korea on why she will be joining the action against the London arms fair

18 August 2017
Jungmin from South Korea’s World Without War on why she will be joining the action against the London arms fair this September.
Four people facing the camera link arms in a darkened room

Solidarity from New Zealand with everyone shutting down the London arms fair this September

18 August 2017
Solidarity from activists from Auckland Peace Action and Peace Action Wellington organising against October’s weapons expo in Wellington with everyone shutting down the London arms fair this September.
A crowd of protesters block vehicle from entering DSEI

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...
A crowd of international activists stands outside a building in the dark behind a yellow banner with hazard tape marking at the top and writing that says ADEX in English plus more in Korean. They are smiling and several of them have their hands raised in the air. One is holding a scythe. They are holding placards written Korean, Arabic and English. The English writing that can be fully seen says #stopADEX and War Starts Here.

War Stops Here: Public Education Day on the Arms Trade

10 September 2017
10:30 - 16:30
ExCeL Centre, ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London