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After the Paris attacks: militarisation and the suppression of protest

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 go ahead, but all protests and marches have been banned. Squats have been raided, activists have been placed under house arrest and have had possessions seized.

A line of police stand in front of an HGV lorry

Police clear the road of activists trying to stop military equipment from being delivered for the DSEI arms fair

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Activists disrupt European arms trade conference

Last week activists in Brussels disrupted the European Defence Agency’s annual conference by pouring blood-red paint at the entrance. Around 30 people were arrested for the action.

A security guard talks to a protester who is sitting in a pool of red liquid

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Exposing the arms trade: cycle tour of Southampton

Join the Southampton CAAT cycle pack for a bike-ride tour of Southampton’s arms trade!

Thursday 10 December, 6pm. Meet outside the Student Union, University of Southampton Highfield campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

southampton bike ride flyer

Bring your bike and come bright for the night! Join Southampton CAAT and find out what the arms trade is up to in our city. Touring local arms company offices, we’ll expose the deadly business taking place on your doorstep. Read more »

Hundreds of activists disrupt New Zealand arms fair

Hundreds of activists are blockading a weapons conference in Wellington, New Zealand.

A line of protesters sit on the floor in front of a line of police

Peace Action Wellington activists blockade the venue hosting the weapons conference

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The arms trade is global. So is our resistance.

In the UK, South Korea and New Zealand, activists have been taking action against the global arms trade.

I had barely recovered from the marathon of activism against the DSEI arms fair in September, when I found myself on a plane to Seoul, South Korea: to take action against the ADEX arms fair. I joined activists from five continents for a gathering organised by the Korean anti-militarist group World Without War and the international network War Resisters International.

Tara from War Resisters League speaks on a panel in front of a presentation on police militarisation

Tara Tabassi from War Resisters League presents their campaign to end police militarisation

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