Sunday 8th September 2013
Disarm DSEi - Stop the Arms Fair
8th September 2013
At least two Nottingham companies will have stalls at DSEi (Defence & Systems Equipment International) - the world's largest arms fair - in London. Heckler & Koch and Ergo Computing will be exhibiting their wares to military delegations from around the world. H&K, which is based in the Lenton Lane industrial estate, sells assault rifles and submachine guns to repressive regimes such as those in Bahrain and Egypt.|
A week of action against the arms fair is being co-ordinated by the Stop The Arms Fair coalition. This will kick off on Sunday Sept 8th with a mass action called by Occupy London: Occupy vs The Arms Fair (see also on Facebook).
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Arms Fairs allow the weapons manufacturers an opportunity to promote their products to regimes in conflict, those with terrible human rights records, or with human development needs (for example, water and sanitation, health and education). For all the reasons that CAAT opposes the arms trade, we oppose the existence of arms fairs.
The UK government is condemning violence in Syria, just days before inviting other dictatorships to shop for weapons at the London arms fair. Despite having threatened military action against Assad, it will still host his weapons suppliers at the arms fair. The arms fair fuels death, conflict, fear and repression the world over.
The arms fair is also our chance to intervene with alternative visions, and stand in solidarity with people across the world who face its weapons. That's why we're really excited to see so many people are planning to take part in action against the arms fair.
Mass action on Sunday 8th - Occupy vs. the Arms Fair
This looks like it's going to be huge! The nearest DLR stations are closed so it'll be rail replacement buses for the short journey from Canning Town. More info on travel now on this page (under 'how to get there?'): www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/occupy-vs-the-arms-fair/.
For final details of the meeting point, check the stopthearmsfair.org.uk website or call the infoline (07766 323978) from noon on Saturday.
2007 Diary listing . dsei-2007-opposing-the-arms-fair (Notts Anti Militarism report) . Indymedia: Disarm DSEi 2009 timeline
Veggies outside DSEi: No to the Arms Trade
Published: September 17, 2013 21:54 by Tally
Last week saw peaceful days of action co-ordinated by the 'Stop the Arms Fair Coalition' in response to the bi-annual arms fair DSEi (Defence & Security Equipment International) at the London ExCel Centre. DSEi is the world's largest arms fair and it exists so that arms buyers and sellers can come together, network and make deals.
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