People tend to feel more powerful in a tribe and the longer they affiliate with that tribe, the harder the die casts. Nobody wants to give up their power, so if you associate your power with a tribe you will most likely defend your tribe against all logic.
Making an unsafe, unstable world less stable and less safe
…the arms trade fuels fascism.
As comrades in Australia have demonstrated, it is possible to shut down an arms fair, but only with sufficient numbers of people prepared to seriously disrupt their setup.
The world’s largest arms fair, DSEI returns to London’s Excel centre this September. Occupy The Arms Fair will be joining a massive coalition of civil society for a week of action designed to shut it down.
Trading arms with Israel makes the UK complicit in Israel’s continuing violations of human rights and international law.
Join Occupy The Arms Fair‘s direct action camp to #StopDSEI, the world’s largest arms fair. 4th-11th September 2017, Excel Centre, London docklands.
The world’s largest arms fair, DSEI have set up shop at London’s Excel centre every two years since 2001. Deals are struck at DSEI which destroy the lives of entire civilian populations.
Since 2010, The UK Government has sold arms to 39 of the 51 countries ranked “not free” by Freedom House, and 22 of the 30 countries on their own human rights watch list.