London, London, England

Stop DSEI 2019 Arms Trade Fair in London

Every two years, the global arms trade comes to London. DSEI, one of the world’s largest arms fairs, returns in September 2019.

This is where those who profit from war, repression and injustice do business. This is where we can stop them. #StopDSEI

More than 1,000 arms companies plan to set up shop, marketing their ware to more than 30,000 attendees from around the world.

A full programme of resistance is planned!

Join the week of action (2nd – 8th September 2019)!
(Excel Centre, London, E16. DLR: Prince Regent; Royal Victoria)
Monday 2nd September: Stop Arming Israel
Tuesday 3rd September: No Faith in War
Wednesday 4th September: No Nuclear
Thursday 5th September: Conference at the Gates
Friday 6th September: Climate Justice
Saturday 7th September: Festival of Resistance
Sunday 8th September: Borders & Migration

Join the vigils!
(Near Victoria Dock at Excel Centre, London, E16. DLR: Royal Victoria)
On Monday 9th September: Eve of the Arms Fair Silent Vigil
On Tuesday 10th September: Wreath Laying in Victoria Dock

Art the Arms Fair (3-13th September)!
(Maverick Projects, Peckham, London. SE15.)



Last time, as lorries and trucks transporting armoured vehicles, missiles, sniper rifles, tear gas and bullets attempted to get on site, people from around the world were there to put their bodies in the way.

Dabke-dancing, aerobics, an academic conference, a gig on a flatbed truck, abseilers dangling from a bridge, theatre, military veterans undertaking unofficial vehicle checks for banned weapons, Kurdish dancers, rebel clowns, religious gatherings, hip-hop artists, radical picnics, a critical mass of cyclists, Daleks, political choirs, and lots of people in arm-locks all blocked the entrances to the DSEI arms fair repeatedly over the course of a whole week.

Thousands more amplified the protests by signing petitions, lobbying decision-makers, speaking out online and in their own communities, and helping in diverse ways to make the protests possible.

Will you help make 2019 even bigger?

* Put 2-13 September in your calendar, and click attending!
* Tell us you’re taking action and why. We’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest plans, events and training: caat.org.uk/stop-dsei-2019
* Share the video: https://www.facebook.com/campaignagainstarmstrade/videos/2080208322293349/


** IMPORTANT: **

It is crucial that everyone joining this wonderful day of action adheres to the Stop the Arms Fair safer spaces policy: https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/safer-spaces-policy/. Please also have a look at the Campaign Against Arms Trade action guidelines: https://www.caat.org.uk/about/action-guidelines.

>> Access & transport info: <<
https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/accessibility-information/

Information on welfare and keeping safe on the day will be posted soon.

War starts here - let’s stop it here.
#StopDSEI

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