9:30 am - 8:00 pm
East End of ExCel Centre, Prince Regent DLR
Take action at the DSEI arms fair to #StopArmingIsrael!
The world’s largest arms fair, Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) returns to London in September.
It’ll host a specially designated area for Israel’s arms companies to display and market their weapons – weapons which are labelled “battle-tested” due to them being tested on Palestinian civilians in Gaza.
Since March 2018, Palestinians in Gaza have been marching to the fence which has entrapped them in the “world’s largest open air prison” to demand their fundamental right to return to the homes from which they and their families were expelled in 1948 &1967, a right enshrined in international law.
Israel has met these protestors with brutal live fire, killing over 250 and injuring and maiming over 30000 in Gaza. This violence and destruction is made possible by Israel’s trade in arms with dozens of countries, including the UK.
Take action at the Excel Centre during the #StopDSEI week of action and demand a two-way arms embargo between the UK and Israel!
On 2 September, we will kick off a week of action in the run-up to the arms fair outside the Excel Centre to #StopDSEI. Join us in a day of creative action to Stop Arming Israel!
The schedule of the day includes:
10.00: Arrive! ‘Why are we here? Introduction to the issues & groups present.’
10.30 onwards: Bannermaking
11.00: Workshop: Know your rights 101
12.00: Speakers on BDS, The Great March of Return and the UK–Israel Arms trade
12.30: Picnic Lunch ***please bring food to share!***
13.30: Performances, street theatre, speakers and more!
16.30: Dabke Workshop by Hawiyya
18.00: Food, and live music and spoken work at Dance to Disarm for Palestine
Bring creativity, energy, banners, flags & drums!