Bristol is home to many of the UK’s major arms companies, with over 20 arms company sites in the city alone. Bristol also played host to the local DPRTE arms fair, until activists chased it out of the city to Cardiff, where this March local activists are planning to show the arms dealers that there’s no welcome for them in Wales either.
Join Bristol Against Arms Trade for an open planning meeting and social, and find out what’s going on locally and how you can join action against the arms trade. We’ll also be planning for action against the DPRTE arms fair in Cardiff in March, with friends from Stop the Cardiff Arms Fair.
Bristolians played an active part in abolishing the slave trade, despite the economic benefits it had for the city. Now Bristol’s wealth is tied to military aerospace and weapons industries, which are profiting from the current endless wars. Time to call for conversion?
The meeting will be followed by some short films and a social. There’s no need to rsvp, and all are welcome- just come and join us!
2.00pm – Open Planning Meeting and speakers
4.00pm – Films “Not in our Name” and others
6.30pm onwards – The Legendary Kebele Sunday Dinner
You can find out more about Bristol’s arms companies using the CAAT map, and there’s more information on the Bristol Against Arms Trade website. You can also find Bristol Against Arms Trade and the planning meeting on facebook.