As part of an international month of action against arms fairs, CAAT is launching "One Year to #StopDSEI".
Vyara Gylsen was one of the campaigners who was arrested for protesting outside DSEI last year. Her charges were eventually dropped, but not until after two court dates and seven hours in a police cell. In this piece she reflects on the reasons she protested and the recent acquittal of eight other anti-DSEI activists.
In August, Liverpool activists began planning an ambitious event - screening an anti-arms trade film onto the side of their local arms factory. But when they arrived to set up, they ran into a series of problems which nearly scuppered their plans. That is, until their audience pulled together to make
Last week, despite the 'five security checks' and the 'defensive ring' to keep unwanted guests out, anti-war activist Martin Powell managed to infiltrate the DSEI arms fair and live tweeted photos from inside. https://twitter.com/spokenwordnerd/status/644179512872316928 Martin is also a performance poet and wrote this poem about his experience inside the arms fair:
The Stop the Arms Fair tour of the UK will be coming to Manchester on Saturday 22nd August. Join activists from across the North to find out more about the arms fair, and share ideas to take action against it!
We're on tour across the UK in the run up to the DSEI arms fair. Join activists from across the West Midlands on Tuesday 25 August for an interactive workshop to find out more about the DSEI arms fair, and link up with others interested in taking action against it. Whether you’re new to campaigning
The aim is to build networks of solidarity in opposition to the arms trade, to explore forms of academic practice that don’t stop at the university walls, and to directly disrupt the setup of the arms fair. Blurring lines between theory and practice, academics from a range of disciplines will gather at this event to
Our friends at Arms Dealers on Trial have made this excellent and inspiring film about their attempts to hold arms dealers from the DSEI arms fair to account for the promotion of illegal torture weapons. https://player.vimeo.com/video/122144971