DSEI – one of the world’s largest arms fairs – returns to London in September 2023 Get ready to join in the resistance to DSEI 2023. Every two years, the global arms trade comes to London. This is where those who profit from war, repression and injustice do business. This is where we can stop them. 1,700+ arms companies plan to set up shop, marketing their lethal wares to an expected 36,000+ attendees from around the world.
Each day of the week of action there will be talks, music, art, workshops, actions and more. Local groups put on events throughout the week of action both online and at the gates of the arms fair – check out Stop The Arms Fair Coalition events page for details! https://stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/
There will be food, welfare support and a space to pop your tent – as well as actions that you can take locally or from home – so get involved and join the week of action to #StopDSEI from 12-15th September 2023!
In the past we have done many SPEAK Days of Action outside the DSEi Arms Fair including in 2015 and in 2019 and 2021
DSEi Action SPEAK member and Vicar Matthew Harbbage talks about how we must resist the Arms on BBC News 2021 and serious respect to the long term SPEAKies blockading the entrance on this footage:
DSEI 2021: BBC London: September 14th 2021
Rhyming Guide to the Arms Fair | by Potent Whisper
Speak Peace Festival TalksOn Arms Trade
Andy Flannagan Getting Arms Trade Song for a Previous SPEAK gathering
Previous Actions From SPEAK Sister Groups
Protesting at the DSEI Arms Fair
Many other Partner Groups including Put Down The Sword and No Faith in War have done lots of radical work to stop DSEi. We have also taken part in the past by performing at Art Against The Arms Fair so look out for and stay tuned for all these events!!
Put Down The Sword Twitter= https://twitter.com/putdownthesword
No Faith In War https://www.facebook.com/people/No-Faith-in-War/
Stop the Arms Fair Coalition Events= https://stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/