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STOP THE DSEI ARMS FAIR!

 

CAAT workshop at Hamilton House

80 Stokes Croft Bristol BS1 3QY

Saturday 1st July 2–5 pm

DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is one of the world’s largest arms fairs. It takes place in the ExCeL centre in the Docklands area of London every two years and receives major financial, logistical and political support from the UK government.

Why stop it?

  • The weapons sold here fuel the death, destruction and injustice perpetrated by armed forces and militias around the world.
  • These companies are profiting from the death, maiming and displacement of millions of innocent people.
  • Most casualties in today’s conflicts are civilians – many of them children.
  • Arms fairs encourage governments to spend public money on militarism rather than health and education.

A huge week of action is planned to stop the set-up of London’s DSEI arms fair between 4-11 September 2017.

The workshop will show you how to turn creative action ideas into reality, and meet others keen to take action locally and travel to London to join the national demonstrations. Together, we can create an inspiring and effective week of action to shut down DSEI. It’s free to attend and you can just turn up on the day.

 

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Bristol Arms Walk – Sunday, 4th June, 2017

International Day for Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

10 am to 3 pm approx.

The walk is approximately 4.5 miles and passes close to two dozen arms companies and military organisations in just a couple of hours.

We start at the University of the West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus and finish in Filton on Gloucester Road North. Bring a picnic lunch and we will finish at a pub for those still thirsty.

Meet us at 10 am on the centre at the bottom of Christmas Steps BS1 5BS to get 70/71 bus to UWE
or go directly to UWE Frenchay Campus for 11 am meet at bus stops.

Bristol is home to the MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support Agency (DE&S) and has one of the largest defence/aerospace sectors in Europe. Bristol companies are involved in the design and manufacture of components for missiles and fighter jets used in current conflicts such as Yemen, Iraq and Syria.

Many victims of these conflicts are children and 4th June is International Day for Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

During this walk we will be discussing what security really means and how we can create a safer world for all our children.

 

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