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Shutting down the DSEI arms fair for good

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.

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Resisting police militarisation: shut down ‘Security and Policing’

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.

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Resisting police militarisation in the US

The lines between policing, the army and ‚Äėsecurity‚Äô are becoming blurred and 'counter-terrorism' is being used to clampdown on civil liberties. In the US, a coalition has been taking action against the militarisation of police and institutionalised racism by targeting a major arms fair: Urban Shield.

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Stopping the War Business

This time last month we were taking action against one of the world's biggest arms fairs in London. This week, we are in South Korea getting ready for the International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition. Many of the same arms companies and military delegations, including the UK government's arms promotion's unit, will be

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Inside DSEI

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:

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