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.
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.