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!
25 April 2012, 6.30pm
Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 High Street Kensington
Nearest tubes High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge
Join Disarm DSEi as we confront exhibitors at the so-called Counter Terror Expo — an event showcasing the latest equipment used by states to spy on, restrict and murder their citizens under the guise of “preventing terrorism”.
Today, HMS Dauntless was disrupted en route to the world’s largest arms fair by protesters angry at a trade that inflicts untold misery and death across the planet. Protesters manoeuvred kayaks in front of the ships to prevent them gaining access to Royal Victoria Dock.
10am, Tuesday 13th September 2011
Custom House DLR station (inside the station and on the trains)
Last DSEi we visited the banks, the backers of the arms trade. Offices were invaded and windows smashed.
This year we are returning to the belly of the beast and confronting the arms dealers directly.
Shut down DSEi day of action – 13th September 2011 – details TBA
During the last twelve months there have been massive militant protests against government cuts and austerity measures. Understandably, and rightly, the bankers and tax avoiders have been widely targeted. However, apart from a few mentions of the Trident nuclear weapons replacement (latest figures at £97 billion in case you were wondering), the arms trade has been largely ignored.
Disarm DSEi has produced a pamphlet all about opposing the DSEi arms fair. The pamphlet explains the links between DSEi and various other issues including banking, repressive regimes, the occupation of Palestine, border controls and environmental destruction.
The pamphlet is also a call to take action against the arms fair, and includes helpful advice for first-time activists.
This September, the world’s biggest arms fair – DSEi – will be back at the ExCeL conference centre in London Docklands.
Over 1200 arms companies will be hawking their deadly wares to 25000 buyers from around the world, including military delegations from repressive, human-rights abusing regimes. This year, for the first time, the UK government will be inviting paramilitaries and border security forces.
Make no mistake; this is the big one – the nexus of capitalism, war and repression. Will we let this obscene event pass off unopposed? No we won’t! We are calling on everyone to take part in the Day of Action against DSEi on Tuesday September 13th.