Stop Arming The Arms Fair Starts Here

UK weapons are being used in Saudi Arabia’s devastating attacks on Yemen – attacks which have killed thousands and created a humanitarian disaster.

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CAAT is taking legal action to stop the sales, but every day that the government refuses to act is another day of death and destruction. As we put the arms trade in the spotlight, please contact your MP to make sure Parliament knows that as long as the UK keeps arming Saudi Arabia, we have blood on our hands..

Contact Kat on outreach@caat.org.uk to book a workshop.
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22 & 23 July: It Starts Here

When London plays host to one of the world’s largest arms fairs then war, repression and injustice start here. But so does our resistance: Join us in July and get involved.

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Get the arms trade out of government

CAAT’s Political Influence Browser exposes the extent of the intimate and compromising relationship between arms companies and government. Read more and take action.

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Security and Jobs

Military spending and bombing don’t make us safer. Join us in calling for a new approach to security, and for a shift from arms to renewables – a change that would create more and better jobs, and a safer world.

https://www.caat.org.uk/

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/it-starts-here-tickets-32928933326

DATE AND TIME

Sat, 22 Jul 2017, 10:00 –

Sun, 23 Jul 2017, 17:30 BST

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LOCATION

Human Rights Action Centre

25 New Inn Yard

London

EC2A 3EA

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When London plays host to one of the world’s largest arms fairs…

WAR, INJUSTICE & REPRESSION START HERE.

BUT SO DOES OUR RESISTANCE.

The weekend of 22 & 23 July is where you can get involved too:

  • Saturday 22 July: 10am – 5.30pm at Human Rights Action Centre
    Hear from powerful speakers, take part in workshops and learn from the inspiring groups who are taking action already.
  • Saturday 22nd July: From 7:30pm at Rich Mix
    Join us for Dance to Disarm at Rich Mix, for an evening of thought provoking spoken word, politically conscious live music, and DJs dropping floor-filling beats from around the world. Tickets for this evening event need to be made directly through Rich Mix, and are available at:www.richmix.org.uk/events/music/dance-disarm-awate-resisdance-more
  • Sunday 23 July: 1 – 5:30pm at Human Rights Action Centre
    In-depth training to prepare for September’s action. Build the confidence and skills you need to start legal observing, taking direct action and get stuck into prop making!

Follow us on facebook and twitter for further information and exciting announcements on the programme of workshops, speakers and events at It Stops Here.

Book Your Tickets

Free entry on Saturday and Sunday daytime* and £5** suggested donation for lunch on Saturday.

* Free entry includes access to workshops, speakers and training opportunities, and tea and coffee on Saturday and Sunday daytime. Donations welcome during the online registration process, or on the day!
(Separate tickets for Dance to Disarm will be available soon from www.richmix.org.uk
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** There’s a suggested donation of £5 towards the cost of lunch. But if you can afford to give more, please donate £10+ to pay for lunch for someone else and help to cover the costs of running the event.

A huge and diverse movement is building to shut the arms fair down in September, before it even gets started.

Event organised by Campaign Against Arms Trade for the Stop the Arms Fair network, and supported by Investing Ethically and Make Wars History.

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