At the arms fair, arms companies don't just promote weapons of war that fuel conflict and oppression, they also show off the latest in technology that governments can use to toughen up their borders when people are forced to flee - warships to patrol the seas, surveillance equipment and security fencing.
Our fight to stop the DSEI arms fair is inextricably linked with other intersecting struggles for justice – struggles that It Starts Here called to put front and centre of our action in 2019.
Donald Trump is about to take office in the USA, and activists are challenging the regime of racist borders, unbridled corporate power and militarism that he heralds. This Friday, we're joining the #BridgesNotWalls to drop banners from bridges across the country calling for a more peaceful and just world, free from oppression and hatred. Come
CAAT will be protesting outside the 'European Custody and Detention Summit' taking place at The Tower of London. The summit poses as a forum to share best practice and discuss the future of custody and detention but, in reality, it is a trade fair for prison builders and some of the world's biggest security companies.
Activists from several groups including the Network for Police Monitoring, Global Justice Now, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, London Mexico Solidarity, London Campaign Against Arms Trade and Stop the Arms Fair protested outside the Home Office to call for an end to the 'Security and Policing' arms fair.
Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, the French government has declared a national state of emergency; giving exceptional powers to security services and police. This is being used to suppress dissent and civil disobedience during the UN climate talks which started yesterday. Big events such as Christmas markets and football matches have been allowed to