Although arms fairs are likely to be reduced in (physical) size this year due to Covid, many are still expecting to take place, and so local resistance is building. If you would like to get involved with these campaigns, details are below!
DPRTE 23 June – Farnborough, Hampshire: Greater Rushmoor Action for Peace (GRAFP)
DPRTE arms fair has been chased out of Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham. Local group GRAFP now want to stop it in Farnborough. Find out more by watching Julia, from GRAFP interviewing veteran DPRTE protester Fr. Martin Newell,
To get involved, please email GRAFP: GreaterRushmoorActionForPeace@gmail.com.
3CDSE 8 July – Malvern, Worcestershire: Three Counties CAAT
3C CAAT have been busy with a well supported letter writing campaign and petition to say no to the fast-growing arms fair in Malvern. If you’d like to add your voice to these campaigns, or join protests planned for the day, email 3CCAAT firstname.lastname@example.org
DSEI 14-17 Sept – London: Stop the Arms Fair
Despite reports, DSEI the world’s worst arms fair plans still plans to return to the Docklands in September. Thousands said no to it in 2019, and many of the London Mayoral candidates said no to DSEI in May 2021.
Stop the Arms Fair are organising to resist it! If you would like to help, email: resistDSEI@protonmail.com
AOC Europe (Electronic Warfare) 11-13 October – Liverpool: Stop Liverpool Arms Fair
Chased out of Liverpool in 2020, then Seville in May this year, this arms fair is trying to sneak back into Liverpool in the Autumn. If you would like to help stop it, contact CAAT at email@example.com and we will put you in touch with Stop Liverpool Arms Fair.
If you have any queries, please contact Kirsten Bayes, CAAT’s Local Outreach Coordinator, via firstname.lastname@example.org