Newham Against the Arms Fair is a campaign group set up by people living and working near the DSEI arms fair at the ExCeL centre in Newham.
Put together by local activists, Labour Party members and councillors, faith groups, community groups and supported by East London Against the Arms Fair (ELAAF), The Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) and Stop the Arms Fair.
We aim to raise awareness of the arms fair and the issues around it and campaign locally with protest, music, art, film, discussion to oppose and ultimately stop the arms fair from happening.
DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is the world’s largest arms fair. It allows arms buyers and sellers to network and make deals. It happens once every two years, in the second week in September, at ExCeL – the huge exhibition centre in London Docklands.
We say: no more bloody arms fairs in Newham or anywhere