Week of Action against DSEI!

Sat, 07/09/2013 - 00:00 - Sat, 14/09/2013 - 00:00
Regular event?: 
This is not a regular event

The government is welcoming the world’s worst human rights abusing regimes to shop for weapons in London. WHAT WILL YOU DO?

A massive arms fair is planned to take place in the UK in September 2013. The UK government plans to invite human rights abusing regimes, such as China, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Bahrain, Russia and Saudi Arabia, to the London arms fair to court them and sell them weapons.

The arms fair brings together 28,000 international buyers and sellers. The deals that begin here fuel the arms trade the world over. Death, injury, fear and repression are exported from the arms companies on our doorstep.

We can make a difference.

When the fair took place in 2011, we challenged the opening night arms dealers’ reception at the National Gallery. One year later we put an end to an arms company's sponsorship of the National Gallery.

Start taking action now!

Book a workshop on the arms fair for your town or campaign group.
Find your nearest arms fair exhibitor and let them know that their business will not go unchallenged.
Come along to the action-planning event on 13 July.
Get in touch if you'd like help planning transport to London for the fair, or arranging somewhere to stay.

Take action to stop the arms fair.

A massive week of action from 7-14 September is planned to expose the arms fair and make its business as difficult as possible.

If you only do one thing, join us on Sunday 8th September for a huge protest as arms companies try to set up their stands at the fair.

Saturday 7 September – Musical protest at the ExCel centre
Sunday 8 September – Huge protest as arms dealers arrive and try to set up at the arms fair
Monday 9 September – Say no to Drones and a Silent Vigil
Tuesday 10 September – creative 'greet the arms dealers' actions on the first official day of the arms fair!
Wednesday 11 September – Laying a wreath for the victims of the arms trade
Thursday 12 September – Arms dealers plan an expensive dinner, we want to be there to stop them.
+ whatever exciting action you'd like to plan!

Learn more about these and other upcoming actions:

Organised by: 
Stop the Arms Fair, CAAT
Organiser is an NFP member
info@stopthearmsfair.org.uk enquiries@caat.org.uk