Tag: war & peace (page 1 of 3)

Stop the Arms Fair

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.

The world’s arms industry arrives in London in September 2019, Stop the Arms Fair coalition will do all we can to stand in its way.

Veggies will provide campaign catering at some point during the campaign. We hope you can join us. Reports from Veggies in 2013 & 2007

See events in support of the fortnight of action at https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/

Wednesday 7th September No Nuclear Day with Food By Veggies

Join CND and Trident Ploughshares for a day of protest against the nuclear arms industry! 10am – 4pm.
We will Veggies Food is Herebe at the gates near Royal Victoria and Prince Regent DLR stations between 10am and 4pm. There will be speeches, entertainment and activities and you are welcome to join us for all or part of the day.
Drop off space near the DLR station at Royal Victoria; if the road blocked The Crystal Centre has drop off points and is nearby.
For parking, the paid car park at the Church of the Ascension, Baxter Road, London E16 3HJ is suitable for minibuses: £7 per day, paid via mobile app.
Anyone can park there, even arms dealers going to ExCel (!) This is about a mile away from Royal Victoria: people parking there can walk to Prince Regent station (5-10 mins) and ride the DLR for 2 stops back to Royal Victoria. “

 

Stop the Arms Fair defendant solidarity – court support

Stop the Arms Fair has had huge success this September, with hundreds of people taking action to block the set up to the DSEI arms fair. Over 100 people were arrested during the week of action, and we need your help to support them as they face charges.

Court Solidarity Demonstrations

Join us outside Stratford Magistrates Court to support the defendants at their plea hearings at the following times:

21-23rd February 2018
7-8th March 2018
11-12th April, 2018
18th April, 2018

**DID YOU WITNESS AN ARREST OR POLICE VIOLENCE AT THE STOP THE ARMS FAIR PROTESTS?**

WE NEED YOUR WITNESS STATEMENTS!

The sooner you can send in an account and any photos/video of arrests to Green and Black Cross (GBC), the better. Key information to include for a witness statement is:

– When, where, who
– What else was happening on site? E.g. was the road closed by
police, were other people/actions blocking the road?
– Any photos or videos of arrests or immediately before/after

You can find a witness statement template and some advice on drafting statements on the GBC website here:

https://greenandblackcross.org/guides/witness/

Please send all materials to gbclegal@riseup.net.

Stop the Arms Fair defendant solidarity – court support

Stop the Arms Fair has had huge success this September, with hundreds of people taking action to block the set up to the DSEI arms fair. Over 100 people were arrested during the week of action, and we need your help to support them as they face charges.

Court Solidarity Demonstrations

Join us outside Stratford Magistrates Court to support the defendants at their plea hearings continue at the following times:

1st – 8th February 2018, 9am
14th-16th February 2018, 9am
21st – 23rd February 2018, 9am

**DID YOU WITNESS AN ARREST OR POLICE VIOLENCE AT THE STOP THE ARMS FAIR PROTESTS?**

WE NEED YOUR WITNESS STATEMENTS!

The sooner you can send in an account and any photos/video of arrests to Green and Black Cross (GBC), the better. Key information to include for a witness statement is:

– When, where, who
– What else was happening on site? E.g. was the road closed by police, were other people/actions blocking the road?
– Any photos or videos of arrests or immediately before/after

You can find a witness statement template and some advice on drafting statements on the GBC website here:

https://greenandblackcross.org/guides/witness/

Please send all materials to gbclegal@riseup.net.

Saudi Prince Not Welcome – protest Mohammad bin Salman visit

#SaudiPrinceNotWelcome

Theresa May has invited the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to visit Britain. Bin Salman is the second most senior member of the Saudi regime. He currently oversees the bombing of Yemen, which has caused what the UN has called “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world”. The Saudi regime has supported repression in Bahrain, imposed a blockade on Qatar, and detained the Lebanese Prime Minister.

Join us at Downing Street to tell May and bin Salman that he is not welcome in London!

We don’t yet know the date: it will be confirmed as soon as we hear.

WATCH THIS SPACE: Our petition will soon go live!

*
More information:

Bin Salman is the second most senior member of the Saudi regime, which has one of the worst human rights records in the world. Torture, arbitrary detention, and other appalling abuses are widely documented. In 2017 alone, Saudi authorities executed over 100 people.

The Crown Prince has overseen the war on Yemen, creating tens of thousands of deaths and injuries. He has created, in the words of the UN, “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world”. British made jets and bombs have played a major role in destroying civilian targets and the poor nation’s infrastructure. UK personnel, from the armed forces and BAE Systems, are present in the Saudi operations centre, aiding this catastrophe.

The Saudi regime has also supported repression in other states, notably Bahrain where its military supported the crackdown on peaceful protestors in 2011. Recently, the Crown Prince has established a blockade of Qatar, and held the prime minister of Lebanon in custody. Both of these latter acts were failed attempts to impose regime change on sovereign nations.

It shames us as a nation to support and associate with a brutal dictator who uses hunger as a weapon, and has allowed the largest cholera epidemic in history to develop in Yemen. The interests of the people of Britain, and the peoples suffering from the Crown Prince’s adventurism, are not served by this visit. The invitation must be withdrawn.

While the government has confirmed Bin Salman’s visit, we don’t yet know the date, so we will update this page as soon as we hear.

Stop the Arms Fair defendant solidarity – court support

Stop the Arms Fair has had huge success this September, with hundreds of people taking action to block the set up to the DSEI arms fair. Over 100 people were arrested during the week of action, and we need your help to support them as they face charges.

Court Solidarity Demonstrations

Join us outside Stratford Magistrates Court to support the defendants at their plea hearings at the following times:

10th November 2017, 9am
7th December 2017, 9am
10th – 12th January 2018, 9am
24th – 25th January 2018, 9am
1st – 8th February 2018, 9am
14th-16th February 2018, 9am
21st – 23rd February 2018, 9am

**DID YOU WITNESS AN ARREST OR POLICE VIOLENCE AT THE STOP THE ARMS FAIR PROTESTS?**

WE NEED YOUR WITNESS STATEMENTS!

The sooner you can send in an account and any photos/video of arrests to Green and Black Cross (GBC), the better. Key information to include for a witness statement is:

– When, where, who
– What else was happening on site? E.g. was the road closed by police, were other people/actions blocking the road?
– Any photos or videos of arrests or immediately before/after

You can find a witness statement template and some advice on drafting statements on the GBC website here:

https://greenandblackcross.org/guides/witness/

Please send all materials to gbclegal@riseup.net.

The Closing Night of Art the Arms Fair

Fex Urbis + more TBC. After party at The Greenwich Pensioner round the corner until 1am.

Suggested donations for Campaign Against Arms Trade on the door – £5 unwaged/£10 waged/£20 loaded.

There will be a bar. We reserve the right to give your ticket to someone on the door if you are not in the venue by 7.45pm.

Conference at the Gates: Academics Against the Arms Fair

This September, arms dealers from around the world will congregate in London’s ExCeL Centre for the DSEi arms fair. As one of the world’s largest arms fairs, DSEi brings together over 1,500 arms companies and military delegations from over 100 countries. On display will be everything from crowd control equipment to machine guns, tanks, drones and even battleships. It is a crucial event in the business of the international arms trade, and the deals done here play a major role in reinforcing Western militarism, fuelling conflict, repressing dissent and strengthening authoritarian regimes across the world. The Stop the Arms Fair coalition have called a week of action at the venue to disrupt the setup of the arms fair.

Building on the successes of Conference at the Gates 2015, on Friday 8th September there will be an open air conference-action at the gates of the ExCel centre. The aim is to build networks of solidarity in opposition to the arms trade, to explore forms of academic practice that don’t stop at the university walls, and to directly disrupt the setup of the arms fair. Blurring lines between theory and practice, academics from a range of disciplines will gather at this event to explore issues and ideas relating to contemporary militarism and global politics. In addition to papers and presentations, there will be interactive workshops, performances, and creative activities exploring themes including the militarisation of police and security forces, contemporary imperialism and colonialism, the gendered politics of conflict and militarism, the militarisation of education, militarism and popular culture, and the purpose of radical theory.

Further info can be found here: https://conferenceatthegates.wordpress.com/

And you can get in touch with the organisers via email at this address: conferenceatthegates@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

Peace News Summer Camp 2017

Peace News Summer Camp, is an annual five-day, family-friendly event that attempts to extol the virtues of a democratic, participatory, renewable-powered and environmentally sustainable society.

The 2017 Peace News Summer Camp will be held at a venue to be confirmed, with local activists – top trainers – revolution – non-violence – learning from other movements – community – glorious countryside.

We have: workshops and discussions, practical skills sessions,delicious vegan food cooked by Veggies, films, fun and DIY entertainment, a bar, campfires, and activities and facilities for kids and families.

Veggies food logo Non-violence begins on your dinner plate. For inspiration read our Peace News Camp 2010 Report.

Field catering by Veggies Catering Campaign, with a Veggies Cafe, tuck shop and cake bakery! To help with the catering, please contact us. Read the history of Veggies, from Peace News, October 2009.

Animated peace doveRemember: Wars Kill Animals Too.

Provisional Menu:

Thurs Lunch: Baked potato, baked beans, Violife cheeze
Thurs Eve: lasagna, garlic bread, green salad, toasted seeds, broccoli

Fri Lunch: Veggie Burgers, wedges, mushy peas
Fri Eve: chick pea curry, rice & salad

Sat lunch: ratatouille & cous cous / quinoa
Sat eve: Veggies Stew with dumplings & pitta bread

Sun lunch: Carrot & coriander soup, hummus, breads & spreads
Sun Eve: Lentil & Veg pie, mash, gravy

Mon lunch: Pot Luck Pot

Dance To Disarm!

***A NIGHT OF SPOKEN WORD, LIVE MUSIC, DJs AND DANCING TO CELEBRATE OUR RESISTANCE TO WAR AND INJUSTICE***

Featuring…
— Awate —
Fresh, soulful, politically charged live hip-hop to move and inspire you.

— Jon More & Matt Black (DJ set) —
Founders of the iconic Ninja Tune label bringing a mash up of jazz, breaks, electro and more.

— Resis’Dance —
Feminist DJ collective coming to rock the dancefloor whilst challenging gender norms in the party and political scene.

— Mizan The Poet —
Spoken word artist using poetry to push for positive change.

Plus more acts to be announced soon!
—————————————————————————————
Tickets £10 advance: https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/music/dance-disarm-awate-resisdance-more
—————————————————————————————

More info:
AWATE is a rapper, producer and activist from North London whose music powerfully tackles subjects like identity, history, racism and pride with depth and lyrical skill. Awate has gained vocal support from some big names, including Lowkey, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Idris Elba and Pharaohe Monche.

Hear Awate’s music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyUU4rZ22Kk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLFejHH9Hjo

DJs JON MORE & MATT BLACK are the founders of Ninja Tune Records. The iconic Ninja Tune label features a constantly growing roster of amazing electronic music from the melodically industrial drum n bass of Amin Tobin to the colorful funk of Mr Scruff and the masterfully textured grooves of Bonobo.

Drawing on this huge range of peers and influences, label founders Jon & Matt will bring their eclectic mash-up of hip-hop, breaks, electro and jazz for a very special DJ set.

RESIS’DANCE are a diverse group of women taking hold of the tech and decks, smashing the patriarchy and supporting under funded radical grassroots organisations. Resis’Dance will be bringing their infectious dancefloor sounds from house and garage to soca and afrobeats.
____________________________________________________________________

This event is organised by Campaign Against Arms Trade and the Stop The Arms Fair network as part of a weekend of music, workshops, speakers and discussions to grow resistance against London’s arms fair.

Get involved in the plans for the rest of the weekend by joining the It Starts Here! weekend event.

See you on the dancefloor!

VFP UK Summer Camp

Veterans For Peace UK is a voluntary ex-services organisation of men and women who collectively have served in every war that Britain has fought since WW2.

 

More details to follow.

Older posts

© 2019 Veggies

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑