UK Government Sold Weapons to 22/30 Countries on Their Own Watchlist. Occupy the Arms Fair [meme]

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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.

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UK Gov. plc.’s own export statistics report shows that it’s principle customer is Saudi Arabia and it’s largest market (63%) is the middle east, where these weapons are escalating multiple deadly conflicts. Arms are free to cross borders, while refugees fleeing them are not.

DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is the world’s largest arms fair, where arms buyers and sellers get together to network and make deals, profiting from the death and suffering their weapons cause worldwide.

Every two years since 2001, the DSEI arms fair has taken place at London’s Excel exhibition centre and the peace movement has mobilised to oppose them.

This year the arms dealers will once again be blockaded by a massive coalition of civil society, who are determined to shut them down.

Another world is possible.

The Asia-Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition (APDSE), the Australian equivalent of the British Defence and Security International (DSEI), has been scuppered three times, in 1991, 1986 and 2008.

Let’s make 2017 the year we finally turn this brutal industry the way of sustainable peace.

Join Occupy The Arms Fair‘s direct action camp to stop the DSEI arms fair.

You can read more about Stop The Arms Fair‘s upcoming week of action, 4th-11th September 2017, here.


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FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR PEOPLE NOT WEAPONS – Occupy The Arms Fair [meme]

OTAF2017_fedbookbannerEvery two years, the DSEI arms fair takes place at the Excel centre in London docklands and they are greeted by a massive coalition of civil society, determined to oppose them.

DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is the world’s largest arms fair, where arms buyers and sellers get together to network and make deals, profiting from the death and suffering their weapons cause worldwide.

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3 year old Aylan Kurdi was just one of thousands of refugee kids killed while fleeing weapons which are free to cross borders. His father, Abdullah Kurdi has said that the attention paid to his family’s tragedy changed little.

“Everyone claimed they wanted to do something because of the photo that touched them so much. But what is happening now? People are still dying and nobody is doing anything about it.”

As Caroline Lucas pointed out in 2015, the global arms trade fuels the conflicts which are responsible for the ongoing, harrowing refugee crisis.

 

You can read more about Stop The Arms Fair‘s upcoming week of action, 4th-11th September 2017, here.

Join Occupy The Arms Fair‘s direct action camp to stop the DSEI arms fair.

Let’s make 2017 the year we shut this murderous industry down for good.

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Introducing The Arms Trade’s Secret Weapon [Video]

SOURCE: Campaign Against the Arms Trade. Sign the petition here.

Join the week of action against DSEI, the world’s largest arms fair 4th-11th September 2017, London docklands.

Join Occupy The Arms Fair‘s direct action camp to #StopDSEI.

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Video by Ann Narkeh for the Occupy News Network and Occupy The Arms Fair.

Music: ‘Just War’ by Angry Band.

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SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP – Occupy The Arms Fair [meme]

OTAF2017_fedbookbannerEvery two years, the DSEI arms fair takes place at the Excel centre in London docklands and they are greeted by a massive coalition of civil society, determined to oppose them.

DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is the world’s largest arms fair, where arms buyers and sellers get together to network and make deals, profiting from the death and suffering their weapons cause worldwide.

SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

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You can read more about Stop The Arms Fair‘s upcoming week of action, 4th-11th September, here.

Join Occupy The Arms Fair‘s direct action camp to stop the DSEI arms fair.

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Stop The Arms Fair release schedule for week of action against #DSEI

Every two years, the DSEI arms fair takes place at the Excel centre in London docklands and they are greeted by a massive coalition of civil society, determined to oppose them.

DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is the world’s largest arms fair, where arms buyers and sellers get together to network and make deals, profiting from the death and suffering their weapons cause worldwide.

The arms fair has been taking place at the docklands since 2001, opening it’s doors there for the first time the same day as the 9/11 atrocities. DSEI has always been met by opposition and resistance. By 2011, a network of groups and individuals called Stop The Arms Fair had emerged, united by their campaigns to put a stop to arms fairs in the UK.

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Every two years, the arms dealers are forced to negotiate actions designed to make them reconsider their line of work and to prevent them from being able to set up their exhibition. Stop The Arms Fair have just published the schedule for this year’s blockade, 4th to 11th September 2017 and it looks more action packed than ever, with multiple actions planned for each day.

Last time round in 2015, hundreds of people blocked the entrance for six consecutive days and nights, preventing the arms fair from setting up properly. Occupy the Arms Fair activists and others livestreamed from a small camp throughout the week of action and conducted a night raid on the exhibition centre. A hardcore few remained for the duration of the exhibition. Some dressed as the grim reaper to greet the arms dealers as they arrived. They were compelled to step over bodybags as they avoided probing questions from activists, all livestreamed – broadcast live to the internet.

There is a camp planned again this year, so remember to bring a tent!

Activists all over the country have been holding training sessions, planning meetings and running workshops, film screenings and other events to prepare for this year’s resistance. If you haven’t already, get trained up!

Let’s make 2017 the year we finally shut this murderous industry down and usher in a lasting era of peace and enlightenment!


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Another World Is Possible – Stop The Arms Fair 2017 [Video 2/2]

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Another world is possible

Another world is NECESSARY

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Music: ‘Instrumental’ by Adam Kidd.


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It’s not about ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ – Stop The Arms Fair 2017 [VIDEO 1/2]

annnarkehmedia.com fully endorses Stop The Arms Fair‘s week of action against the DSEI arms fair, Sept 4th-12th, 2017.

Voting, direct action and protest alone don’t change anything. We need them all at once.

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It’s not about ‘Left and ‘Right’.
It’s about right and wrong.

War starts here.
Let’s stop it here.

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DISARM AVALON 2017 [The Occupied Sun, Straya Edition]

The Occupied Sun [Straya Edition]

END Global Terrorism.

DISARM AVALON 2017

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 #DisarmAvalon #Avalon #Avalon2017

#StopDSEI #DSEI #DSEI2017

#StopWars

  • JOIN peace activists mobilising from Melbourne to London!

  • Let’s make 2017 the year we shut down the arms trade for good!!

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Seize The Memes of Production!

In the current Orwellian, TrumpistaniPost-BREXIT, Post-Truth, Post-Satire, Post-Apocalyptic socio-political cultural landscape, it is vital right now that we netizens of all backgrounds and persuasions engage in rational, truthful discussion with each other – as difficult as this can often be.

Humanity has been gifted the most awesome communications tool ever created, but thus far we have been using it mostly to share pictures of cats and other funny but pointless memes…

meme

/miːm/

noun

noun: meme; plural noun: memes
  1. 1.
    an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.
  2. 2.
    an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.

Memes (especially funny ones) are powerful.

The internet offered us all the ability to express ourselves with unprecedented nuance, which we were woefully underprepared for. This new technology has revealed an overwhelming plethora of beliefs, ideas and perspectives, challenging everything we thought we knew about the human condition.

Hence cat pics, trolls, meme wars and now, ‘Fake News’…the latest phase of the establishment resisting our rising consciousness.

The difficult conversations which need to happen right now are being made yet more difficult by the phenomenon of ‘ideological echo chambers’. Harmonious group of people developing tunnel vision by virtue of social media marketing algorithms. filterbubbles

Overall awareness suffers when people have a narrow information base. The longer we spend in our safe little bubbles reinforcing our beliefs about the nature of reality, the harder the conversations which we urgently need to have outside those bubbles become; the more entrenched and dogmatic we become in our beliefs and the more we resist engaging in anything but vitriolic expressions of fear and hatred towards those who would dare disagree with us.

As Adam Curtis puts it, people have come to thinking that the point of it all is to simply agree or disagree with things.  So, we either hide in our ‘safe spaces’, or argue with people who disagree with us, within prescribed parameters of a controlled debate.

Constantly.

Meanwhile, multiple apocalyptic, extinction level crises are still converging.

***If you’d rather keep your head in the sand, stop reading now***

 

Continue reading Seize The Memes of Production!

PROTESTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, ACTIONS!

Firstly, a quick rant…

Followers of this site may or may not have noticed that recently Ann Narkeh Media has refocused on promoting upcoming actions and demonstrations, rather than commenting on the partly political pantomime. Things were getting a little bit silly…

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And that’s without mentioning all the Post Satire

The allure of the parliamentary spectacle is hypnotic. We suspend our disbelief, forgetting that the system is inherently corrupt. Even if by some miracle a decent group of people managed to ‘get into power’, very little would actually change because we would still be ruled by banks and mega corporations.

It’s worth fighting for that little sliver of change, sure. Every sliver is worth fighting for, but if we put all our eggs in one basket – particularly a basket as broken and corrupt as Westminster, we are setting ourselves up for a fall. Just imagine being a Bernie Sanders supporter now…or an Obama supporter on the day he received the nobel peace prize while bombing a wedding in Afghanistan…I don’t think Corbyn, or Lucas are corrupt, or corruptible – but the game they’re playing most certainly is.

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We should not be kidding ourselves that a regime change alone would lead to a positive system change. We urgently need to be taking action outside of the stale, divisive party politics of the past. It’s time for real unity.

“They’re not afraid of Corbyn, they’re afraid of YOU

Ann Narkeh is proud to have produced what the Canary recently described as “some of the most brilliant front pages in Britain right now”  and will still be taking the piss out of the establishment for pure lulz if and when appropriate. It would be too easy and relatively ineffective to just keep creating populist memes commenting on a controlled narrative though.

It’s time to own the narrative.

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Here are a few upcoming and ongoing happenings to get on your to do-list and in your diary. Please help distribute this content, cheers.

RIGHTS NOT GAMES

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4th-10th September 2016 Disabled People Against Cuts want RIGHTS NOT GAMES. WEEK OF ACTION for disability rights. Solidarity Not Charity.

STOP AIRPORT EXPANSION

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1st October 2016 Reclaim the Power and others are calling for safe and peaceful action against the aviation industry, with a family-friendly flashmob and critical mass bike bloc at a London airport, (to be announced nearer the time).

TORIES OUT! 

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People’s Assembly and others have called for a national #ToriesOut demonstration at the Tory Party Conference, 2nd October 2016 – Birmingham.

ONE YEAR TO STOP THE ARMS FAIR, DSEI 2017

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Campaign Against The Arms Trade are rallying for a full year of action to make 2017 the year we shut the arms dealers down. Get involved here. #StopDSEI #DSEI2017

#DeAdvertise Climate De-Advertisement Campaign

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***ONGOING*** Britain’s Corporations must stop funding climate sceptic propaganda with the advertising they buy in the Mail, Sun, Times, Star, Express and Telegraph. These papers are currently the biggest threat to Britain’s future. #Deadvertise to Save Britain…AND THE PLANET!

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