Roots of Resistance, action day against the Arms Fair in London
Roots of Resistance – Resisting the DSEI arms fair – September 2019. Every two years a huge trade show in East London brings together 1,500 arms companies with representatives from militaries from around the world. At this Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair some of the world’s largest companies market tanks, planes, drones, rifles, ammunition, surveillance technology, training and a huge array of other weapons. The countries invited include some which are currently in conflict and some which have terrible human rights records.
Quakers have been involved in action against DSEI for many years. This year a community of Friends called Roots of Resistance is building a creative, vibrant and radical Quaker response to the (DSEI) arms fair. The ambition is to mobilise 1000 Quakers to build an unprecedented Quaker presence at the 2019 arms fair. focusing on joining in action with other faith groups on Tuesday 3rd September.