11:00 - 14:00
Societe Generale, London
DSEI Arms dealers’ “charity” dinner
(You couldn’t make it up!)
Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, London, E1 OHX
Meet Thursday September 12 at 6.30pm
Follow @DisarmDsei on Twitter for updates on the day.
Part of the day of action against DSEI, the world’s largest arms fair with 1,300 arms companies and 28,000 buyers. It’s all taking place at the ExCeL centre in London’s docklands.
We will also be riding to the arms dealers dinner on Thurs 12 Sept.
In 2011 all across the world people took to the streets in from Greece to Spain from Egypt to New York. These uprisings where the first glimpse of a global movement against political and economic injustice. In 2013 the movement continues and has spread to Turkey and Brazil where people face brutal state repression.
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 Algeria, Bahrain, Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, to the London arms fair to court them and sell them weapons.
After an eventful Carnival Against Capitalism on June 11, which had seen a ridiculously over-the-top policing operation throughout central London, including a brutal raid on the Stop G8 convergence space, it was time to show the police and the arms dealers that neither mass arrests nor physical attacks would keep us off the streets.
On June 12th Sussex Stop G8, Smash EDO and Disarm DSEI are calling for a mass Citizens’ Weapons Inspection in the West End. The meeting place will be BAE Systems, 6 Carlton Gardens, SW1Y 5AD. Join Us!