Help Us Stop the World's Largest Arms Fair

    The ExCeL Centre plans to host the world's largest arms fair, DSEI, from 12 to 15 September 2017

    East London Against Arms Fairs plans to stop it.

    Sign our petition to cancel DSEI

    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.


    Upcoming Events

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    • Saturday 9 September 2017

    • Musical Protest - No More Arms Fairs


      outside ExCeL

      MUSICAL PROTEST - NO MORE ARMS FAIRS This will be outside ExCeL London which has been the site of previous "DSEi" Arms Fairs and where another is threatened in 2017. More musicians and singers (all styles) are welcome to join us. You can also join in if you are not musical. We need people to collect a petition, hold up posters, give out leaflets etc. From Prince Regent DLR Station just follow the signs to ExCeL. We will be at the end of the walkway near the East entrance to the ExCeL centre.

    • Monday 11 September 2017 - Tuesday 12 September 2017

    • Candlelit Vigil (subject to confirmation)

      Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL, United Kingdom

    • Tuesday 12 September 2017

    • Wreath laying in memory of all victims of the arms trade


      South Dockside, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL, United Kingdom

      You are invited to come with supporters of EAST LONDON AGAINST ARMS FAIRS to float a wreath for victims of the arms trade on the Royal Victoria Dock. You may like to wear black or white, or a black arm band as a sign of mourning. At 2pm meet outside South exit from Royal Victoria DLR station to float a wreath on the Royal Victoria Dock opposite the site of the “DSEi” Arms Fair.

    • Wednesday 13 September 2017

    • ELAAF Meeting


      The Garden Community Café, 7 Cundy Road, London, E16 3DJ

      Anyone who wants to help to get the arms fair cancelled will be welcome at a meeting of East London Against Arms Fairs. This meeting will decide about place and frequency of future meetings. From Prince Regent Station, Docklands Light Railway, go up Prince Regent Lane. Cundy Road is first turning on the left.

  • ACT

    Act now!

    Three things you can do:

    • Sign our petition to cancel DSEI on Change.org.

    • Write to your MP direct telling them what you think of the Arms fair and ask them to take a stand against it.

    • Contact us. To stay in touch with us about future actions where you can call on ExCel, Arms Dealers and the Government to stop the arms fair, please e-mail elaaf@hotmail.co.uk and ask to be added to the e-mail list.

  • FILM


    • Where is the Love?

    • Peaceful Protest, part 1

    • Peaceful Protest, part 2

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