What an end to the week of action – the end of a week packed with resistance and solidarity, and energies were still high. There were so many amazing actions to disrupt the set-up of the arms fair. Roads were blocked, and there were creative actions from games to drag aerobics, all saying loud and clear to the UK government: #Nohumanisillegal #FreeMovementForPeopleNotArms.Continue reading “Stop the Arm Fair Week of Action Day 7: Borders & Migration”
War Starts Here. This is where we stop it. One of the world’s largest arms fairs, DSEI, takes place on our doorstep at the ExCel Centre in Newham, East London. The Festival of Resistance brought local and global activists together to #StopDSEI.Continue reading “Stop the Arms Fair Week of Action Day 6: Festival of Resistance”
The struggle for climate justice and the struggle to end the arms trade are closely intertwined. When fossil fuel resources are extracted, land captured, and communities displaced by governments and fossil fuel companies, it is arms that make it possible.Continue reading “Stop the Arms Fair Week of Action Day 5: Climate Justice”
It’s an academic conference with a difference!Continue reading “Stop the Arms Fair Week of Action Day 4: Conference at the Gates”
Day three of the #StopDSEI protests saw a morning of back-to-back successful blockades of both entrances to the DSEI site, meaning vehicles carrying weapons and equipment were blocked from getting in.Continue reading “Stop the Arms Fair Week of Action Day 3: No Nuclear”
Day two of the #StopDSEI week of action and the roads to the arms fair were blocked for hours at a time.
Today Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Quaker, Sikh, yogis, people of all faiths and none gathered to call for an end to the DSEI arms fair and all profiting from war.Continue reading “Stop the arms fair week of action Day 2: No Faith in War”
What a incredible start to the Stop DSEI week of action. Huge kudos to the efforts of Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK, War on Want and all their friends who created a beautiful first day of direct action, workshops, dance and music, to protest and disrupt the set up of the London arms fair and say Stop Arming Israel.Continue reading “Stop the Arms Fair Week of Action Day 1: Stop Arming Israel”