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Against Arms Fairs

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    Custom House
    London E16 3DJ

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Help Us Stop the World's Largest Arms Fair

The ExCeL Centre plans to host the world's largest arms fair, DSEI, from 10 to 13 September 2019

East London Against Arms Fairs plans to stop it.

East London Against Arms Fairs (ELAAF) have been opposing the fair since it came to ExCeL in 2001 and will continue to do so until it is cancelled.

Exhibitors at the ExCeL Centre include charities, professional bodies and respectable companies who do not know that they are supporting a venue that helps to trade weapons of death and oppression around the world.

The DSEi arms fair invites unscrupulous arms dealers from countries with no gun control. Advanced weapons are sold to countries at war with each other. Weapons, tanks and missiles are sold to regimes that oppress their own people or attack their neighbours. Delegates from countries that need aid for health services, education or agriculture are persuaded to incur debt to purchase weapons.

While the profits of this arms fair and ExCeL are exported to their owners in the USA and Abu Dhabi, the shame of hosting the fair remains in London, and the slaughtered, bereaved and maimed victims are all over the world.

Contact Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to find out how you can help oppose the arms trade in your area: 020 7281 0297

If you live near East London you can help ELAAF to stop the arms fair. See our events page for details of our meetings and frequent musical protests at the ExCeL Centre.

Events

Upcoming Events

Musical Protest - No More Arms Fairs

Saturday 8th September 2018 14:30 - 17:30
From Custom House DLR Station, follow the signs to ExCeL. We will be at the end of the ExCeL walkway, on the left, near the glass doors. In the event this location is unavailable, we will be at the Prince Regent pedestrian entrance.

More musicians and singers are needed and welcome to play or sing along with the Red Band or to play or sing your own music of any style. Even if you are not musical you are still needed to give out leaflets, put up banners, collect a petition, etc.

ELAAF Meeting

Saturday 8th September 2018 750
From Prince Regent DLR Station, or Prince Regent Bus Station, cross at the crossing, turn left then right. Cundy Road is first left off Prince Regent Lane.

No more arms fairs at ExCeL or anywhere else!

Anyone opposed to Arms Fairs will be very welcome at this meeting. ExCeL is already advertising and taking registration for another arms fair in 2019. This must not happen! More people, ideas and energy needed.

Musical Protest - No More Arms Fairs

Saturday 27th October 2018 14:30 - 17:30
From Custom House DLR Station, follow the signs to ExCeL. We will be at the end of the ExCeL walkway, on the left, near the glass doors. In the event this location is unavailable, we will be at the Prince Regent pedestrian entrance.

More musicians and singers are needed and welcome to play or sing along with the Red Band or to play or sing your own music of any style. Even if you are not musical you are still needed to give out leaflets, put up banners, collect a petition, etc.

Musical Protest - No More Arms Fairs

Saturday 24th November 2018 14:30 - 17:30
From Custom House DLR Station, follow the signs to ExCeL. We will be at the end of the ExCeL walkway, on the left, near the glass doors. In the event this location is unavailable, we will be at the Prince Regent pedestrian entrance.

More musicians and singers are needed and welcome to play or sing along with the Red Band or to play or sing your own music of any style. Even if you are not musical you are still needed to give out leaflets, put up banners, collect a petition, etc.

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