…the arms trade fuels fascism.
Stop DSEI because the men, women and children who survived the weapons sold at DSEI are starving to death in Yemen, in Gaza and all over the world, so a tiny number of rich people can get richer.
Stop DSEI because the global arms trade maintains an unstable, unsafe and unfair world for profit.
Stop DSEI because those able to seek refuge from the conflicts fuelled by DSEI’s weapons are persecuted and exploited if they’re lucky, or they’re abandoned to rot in detention centres, to drown in the sea and worse.
Stop DSEI because the revolving door between UK Gov. Plc and the arms industry reveals the absolute depth of hypocrisy to which our democracy has sunk.
Stop DSEI because Government ministers brazenly giving keynote speeches at DSEI this year include International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and Security Minister Ben Wallace.
These men will almost certainly pass back through the revolving door to lucrative careers in the euphemistically described ‘defence’ industry.
Stop DSEI because their wars are fuelling the ecological crisis, through the war machines’ insatiable addiction to toxic energy sources and the politicians’ fear of the petrodollar’s inevitable demise.
Stop DSEI because the weapons manufacturers and deep states should be focusing their combined energies on mitigating the unfolding climate collapse, rather than facilitating unnecessary conflicts in an increasingly unstable world.
Stop DSEI because it is simply wrong to make vast profits from the unnecessary and indiscriminate murder, torture, censorship, surveillance and suffering of others.
Stop DSEI because even though London Mayor, Sadiq Khan; incumbent PM and peace activist, Jeremy Corbyn; the only green voice in Parliament, Caroline Lucas and many other decent MPs deplore the arms trade, WE are the ones with the power to actually stop it from taking place.
Stop DSEI because there’s another madman in the whitehouse, talking about thermonuclear armageddon while the world burns and floods.
Stop DSEI because we may not get another chance.
Stop DSEI because another world is possible.
Solidarity with everybody taking action to shut down this grotesque carnival of death and suffering.
In case you missed it, Aaron Bastani’s list of reasons to Stop DSEI are well worth reading.
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