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Stop The Arms Fair

Every two years the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Arms fair takes place at the Excel Centre in London; it is one of the largest arms fairs in the world. The next edition is scheduled for 14-17 September 2021. Although there is uncertainty about whether it will take place relating to COVID19.

FaithJustice opposes this event, we do so in partnership with many other groups and organisation.

"Equipment sold by companies present at DSEI have been used heavily by authoritarian regimes across the world, from Bahrain to Venezuela. It is often marketed as “non lethal” or “less lethal”, ignoring the fact that such weapons can and do kill and seriously injure, and that they are often used to quell legitimate dissent and protest." (Quote from Roots of Resistance)

This is where those who profit from war, repression and injustice do business. (Quote from CAAT)

Photos of resisting DSEI in 2019: DSEI2019

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About the Arms Trade and DSEI

Below are links to information about the fair:

About the Arms Trade and Fairs

Information from Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT)

What is the Arms Trade: caat.org.uk/challenges/the-arms-trade/

What are Arms Fairs: caat.org.uk/challenges/arms-fairs/

About DSEI

What is DSEI (CAAT): caat.org.uk/challenges/arms-fairs/dsei/

What is DSEI (Roots of Resistance): rootsofresistance.org.uk/about-dsei/

The DSEI Website: dsei.co.uk

DSEI on Wikipedia: wikipedia.org/wiki/DSEI

The History of DSEI: stopthearmsfair.org.uk/about/dsei/history/

In the Media

‘Get out of London,’ Sadiq Khan tells organisers of world’s largest arms fair: independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dsei-2019-sadiq-khan-arms-fair-london

Human rights groups protest as world arms fair returns to London: theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/09/human-rights-groups-protest-as-world-arms-fair-returns-to-london

DSEI arms fair has set up shop – we need to shut it down: metro.co.uk/2019/09/10/dsei-arms-fair-has-set-up-shop-we-need-to-shut-it-down