Actions and Events

Campaign Diary

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Date Event
25 October 2014

Musical Protest outside ExCeL which hosts DSEi arms fair

14:00 - 17:00, ExCel Centre, Western entrance, From Custom House DLR Station or Victoria Dock Road E.16. 3BY, just follow the signs to ExCeL. We will be at the end of the walkway just before you get to the entrance to the ExCel centre.

MUSICAL PROTEST – NO MORE ARMS FAIRS This will be outside Comic Con at ExCeL London which has been the site of previous “DSEi” Arms Fairs and where another is threatened in 2015. 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.

More info.

25 October 2014

World War One Conference: 1914-2014 One hundred years of war

12:00 - 17:00, Bishopgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

Sessions will include discussions on: Dealing in death: how the arms trade spreads chaos, Disability and war, World War One and the colonised world, War and imperialism today.

More info.

29 October 2014

World War One: Arming all Sides

19:30 - 21:30, The Hydra Bookshop, 34 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EZ

Part of Bristol's Remembering the Real World War series of events, this talk will explore explore how the arms trade worked at the time of WW1, and to find out about modern opportunities for action against the arms trade.

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1 November 2014

SHS Conference: Not Such a Lovely War

11.00-16.30 pm, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL

Day conference on the origins and consequences of the First World War that will present a view very different from that officially celebrated by the media and government. Speakers confirmed so far: Kevin Morgan on 'Class cohesion and spurious patriotism: trade union internationalism in the First World War', Stan Newens on 'Imperialist Rivalries and the Origins of the First World War'; Keith Flett on 'So Bloody Much to Oppose - grassroots opposition to World War One', Helen Boak on '"Down with the war! We don't want to starve any longer.": German working-class women and the First World War'. Other speakers to be confirmed.

More info.

8 November 2014

Stop the Arms Fair: info and action-planning day

10:30 - 17:00, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Every two years, one of the world’s biggest arms fairs, DSEi has been held in London. Hundreds of arms companies and thousands of delegates come to do business and buy advanced weapons. These weapons are used to kill and oppress people around the world.

DSEi plans to return to London in Sept 2015: we want to make sure that these plans are resisted, both in the months leading up to the fair, and if it happens, during the fair itself.

More info.

Regular Events


Peace Vigil In Luton

Every Saturday

Weekly peace vigils every Saturday 2-3pm near the Luton War Memorial. For more information email Luton for Peace or call 07810 025818.


Anti-drones vigil outside General Atomics, London

Friday 4.30pm-6pm, 25 Old Broad Street near Bank station.

More information.


Medway CAAT Meeting

7.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Rochester on the last Monday of each month

In Spring 2011, UK weapons were used to suppress pro-democracy protests in the Middle East & North Africa. In September, the world's arms industry arrived in the UK for a huge fair continuing their trade, arming repressive regimes and countries at risk of conflict. Join us on the last Monday of each month to discuss implications of the arms trade and what can be done to prevent further damage.


Vigil and leafleting of the workers at the BAE Systems site in Warton (Lancashire)

First Monday of the month, between 5-6pm

This vigil has been happening for about ten years. All are welcome to join in. Please contact Jan Harper on janharper1(at)yahoo·co·uk or 0151 263 6578.

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East London Against the Arms Fair meeting

After Musical Protests (See for dates)

All opposed to Arms Fairs welcome - help campaign against the return of the DSEI arms fair in East London. For more info contact elaaf(at)hotmail·co·uk or call 07513 792705.

Monthly CAAT

CAAT London Group Meeting

Third Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm at the CAAT office, Unit 4, 5-7 Wells Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JU. (30 seconds from the Wells Terrace exit of Finsbury Park tube station)

The London CAAT group meets monthly to discuss arms trade issues and plan campaigns. For more information about the group or to confirm details of the next meeting, please email londoncaat(at)riseup·net.

The events we can list on this page are generally limited to those related to the arms trade. However, the Network for Peace has an online diary which aims to carry information on all peace movement events and also lists some other social justice events.

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