RDEZ is the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone.
It is the body responsible for all businesses in the area, including the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. With enough public pressure, they could force the ExCeL to say NO to hosting events that violate human rights, like arms fairs that promote weapons used to commit torture and oppression.
We will be assembling from 10am outside Newham Council offices at 1000 Dockside Rd, London E16 2QU
The meeting of the RDEZ programe board starts at 11am … We will be handing in a letter and notice of our petition to the board which calls on them to put pressure on the ExCeL Exhibition Centre to cancel the DSEI Arms Fair, and declare the Royal Docks as an Arms Trade Free Zone.
The petition already has nearly 4,500 signatures. you can sign here https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/no-arms-fair-in-newham
Please note … the petition will not be presented until September. We are simply making the RDEZ aware of our petition and its demands at this lobby.
Please arrive as close to 10am as possible. A press photograph and statement will be taken at approx 10.45am.
Our letter to the meeting and our press statement will be available here