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East London Public Meeting against the DSEi arms fair

NOWAR | 10.08.2005 11:59 | DSEi 2005 | Anti-militarism | Anti-racism | Social Struggles | London

Newham Opposition to War and Racism (NOWAR) has organised a public meeting in Stratford on Monday 5 September as part of the growing campaign against the world's largest arms fair that will be held in Custom House in September.

Monday 5 September
St Francis of Assisi RC Church
Grove Cresent Rd, Stratford E15 . 7pm

Who Supplies the Weapons ?
for bombing Iraq and Afghanistan . fuelling civil wars that force people into exile . repression . torture . maiming civilians

More information including directions for venue at

Invited speakers: East London Against the Arms Fair, Campaign Against the Arms Trade, Disarm DSEi, Newham Monitoring Project

The horrifying attacks on London in July have led to an growing backlash against Muslims living in Britain, with enormous pressure to accept 'collective responsibility' for the actions of a few extremists.

But the Blair government, which refuses to acknowledge any link between the attacks on Londoners and the terrifying slaughter of its war in Iraq, is willing to encourage and support the armourers of state terror to operate freely in our borough.

DSEi (Defence Systems and Equipment International) is the world's biggest weapons fair, selling everything from battleships and attack helicopters to cluster bombs and machine guns. This year it runs from 13-16 September at the ExCeL Centre in Custom House.

In the borough of Newham, where refugees from all over the world live in exile from armed conflicts that kill around 35 people every hour, representatives from countries including Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the US, Colombia, China and Russia will be buying and selling weapons, products and services used for repression and terror.

Arms sales increase the likelihood of fighting and prolong conflicts once they begin and sales of small arms, the weapons that produce actual mass destruction, kill more than 500,000 people every year.

Anyone interested in helping to promote the meeting, please e-mail

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Display the following 7 comments

  1. Good idea but . . . — Mick
  2. Disgusting — ALAN
  3. To ALAN — political
  4. To "political" — sch
  5. re poverty — m
  6. Poverty — not m
  7. Re: Good idea but... — NOWAR