giovedì 30 giugno 2011

5 July Clarion Events Vigil re DSEi Arms Fair London

This event is part of a series of repeating events. To see all the events, click here.

Tagged as: arms_ arms_trade clarion_events dsei fair
86 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8QQ

Places: holborn

Clarion Events are responsible for organising the DSEi Arms Fair, which promotes the sale of tanks, planes, guns and bombs. Another arms exhibition is planned this September.

We will be holding a monthly vigil to ask them to stop organising arms exhibitions in East London, or anywhere else.

This year's event takes place from 13-16 September and will feature over 1,200 arms companies from around the world, displaying arms ranging from rifles to tanks to fighter jets to battleships.

At the last DSEI exhibition in 2009: Libya, Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia received official invitations to the arms exhibition, Israel exhibited its "battle-tested" weapons - just months after its attacks on Gaza killed 350 children, Pakistan Ordnance Factories advertised cluster munitions at the exhibition, despite a ban on their promotion or display.

This exhibition is where the seeds of conflict are sown, and the violence and bloodshed we routinely hear reported on the news is born.

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