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DSEi 2005

September 2005: International arms trade fair London.

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Mobilisations around DSEi 2005

12-08-2005 18:34

Every two years east London plays host to DSEI, the worlds largest arms fair. Every two years thousands attempt to shut it down. Here is a collection of reports, articles, video, audio and photo's from when DSEI 2005 took place.

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SouthCoast Perspective on the DSEi Action

26-09-2005 09:35

The South Coast had a contingent present at the recent succesful blockades of the DSEi Arms Fair held at the ExCel centre in East London. A critical mass bike ride left the Bank of England shortly after 9 o'clock and held up traffic throughout East London for 2 hours before managing to clog up one of the main roundabouts and routes to the ExCel centre.

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DSEi Quick Links

16-09-2005 23:00


DSEi 2005: There have been 57 arrests in relation to the DSEI policing operation to date +++ Convergence Centre +++ For full list of anti-DSEi actions, protests and events see: [ Disarm DSEi - CAAT Listing ] +++ Legal Advice Card (pdf) | Legal Briefing (pdf)

Full Timelines of DSEi Events: Sat 10th | Tues 13th | Wed 14th | Thurs 15th

Disarm DSEi | Campaign Against Arms Trade | Beat the Bombers - Party for Peace

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DSEi Protests Continue - Thursday 15th September

15-09-2005 23:58

Thursday evening saw noisy protests outside the DSEi arms fair luxury dinner at the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane in London. With hundreds of police deployed around the hotel, protestors gathered to 'unwelcome' the arms industry guests with banners and placards reading "Death Goes Shopping" and "Dinner of Death: Carnage Soup with Cluster Bomb Croutons". A critical mass bicycle protest left Eros statue to also join the demonstration outside the dinner. There was some aggressive police action as police sought to move protestors from the road and some violent arrests - at least 5 people were arrested. Despite a high level of stop and searches and police surveillance, one person there said "The arms dealers can't ignore this, they had to walk right through it - we've made it clear we oppose their dealing in death for profit."

Reports and Pictures 1 | 2 | 3 | Security breached at gala dinner
Video | Audio coverage
See [Full Timeline of Events]

More News and Comments: Banned stun guns and leg irons were advertised at DSEi arms fair | Why cops failed to prevent disruption to DSEi | Anarchists ‘passed off’ Advertiser, claims editor | article

Earlier in the day anti-arms fair protestors protested outside Reed Elsevier's offices in london, the DSEI organisers, while others staged a humorous action on the Docklands Light Railway - armed with numerous sex toys they embarassed the mostly male arms fair delegates over their liking of 'boys toys' and big rockets, as well as handing out anti-arms fair leaflets to other passengers [Photos and Report]

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DSEi delegates told: "Stick your bloody arms up your bum !"

14-09-2005 08:06

Critical Mass - 6

Actions and protests for the second day of the DSEi Arms Fair included a Critical Mass bike ride, a mass action at Custom House Docklands Light Railway Station, and affinity group actions targetting the fair. The day also saw the commencement of the trial of some Corporate Pirates, following an action against Windrush Communications, promoters of the Iraq Procurement events.

During the day's actions many delegate's journeys in and out the arms fair were disrupted, whilst major delays were caused to transport into the area. After the day's protests at least 27 people were reported arrested (we have 15 confirmed and named). Further affinity group actions are planned for tomorrow,as well as a protest and critical mass during the arms dealer's gala dinner.

More news: Reports of banned cluster bomb on sale at DSEi | Custom House Station: Attempt to intimidate journalist | Lower Lea Crossing: Van used to road block | Video advert of DSEi exhibitor | Video solidatity demo in Bristol.

Critical Mass and Demo: Pictures: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Blockades: Pictures: 1 | 2 | 3
Videos of Demo, Blockades and Actions: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Animation

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DSEi 2005: First Day Of Action

12-09-2005 19:42

The world's largest Arms Fair [official website] opened its doors for business at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands. Protets took place throughout the day which included a march, a Diaper Bloc and affinity group actions.

Around 400 people marched from East Ham central park towards the Excel exhibition centre. When the demonstration reached near Prince Regent DLR station, police blocked the road to prevent the march from going further. Several speeches were made by local groups, and eventually the crowd dispersed.

Nearby, a Diaper Bloc action took place outside Custom House station, where kids donned police helmets and riot shields whilst imposing a S60 on adults inside the designated protest zone. Meanwhile a batallion of the Clandestine Insurgent Clown Army toured central London visiting companies involved in arms trade and DSEi. At least 1 arrest was reported during the day's protests and, as it is becoming common place in London, police forces continued with their tactics of surveillance and harassment.

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CAAT demo: pictures: [1] [2] [3] [4] Pictures and report: [1] Audio: [Speeches mp3] Videos: [1] [2] | Baby Bloc [pics 1 | 2 ] [comment] | Rebel Clown Army detained | Protestor blocks the east entrance to the ExCel centre.

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A Week Of Protests Against DSEi Arms Fair Has Started

09-09-2005 23:24

The much criticised bi-annual DSEi (Europe's largest arms fair) runs from 13-16th September in London, sparkling protests in and around the East End docklands. This year condemnation of the arms fair has also come from Newham Borough Council and the Mayor of Newham. Events against the arms fair include two counter conferences, press briefings, direct action trainings, a Reclaim the Streets Party, candlelit vigils, marches and blockades. A delegate's dinner protest and critical mass have also just been announced for Thursday 15th evening.

Is spite of police intimidation, harassment and relentless surveillance, actions and protests started ahead the opening of the fair. On Thursday 8th, anti arms trade campaigners paid a visit to the offices of DSEi organisers Reed Elsevier in Kidlington, Oxford, to raise awareness of the companies involvement in organising and promoting the arms fair. See [report and pictures] [video] Also see The Lancet Medical Journal Attacks its Owners Reed Elsevier | Corporate Watch on Reed Elsevier | CAAT on Reed Elsevier [Reed Leaflet + Action]

On Saturday the 10th, a Beat The Bombers - Pary for Peace took place in the streets of east London. Some of those who turned out were subjected to somewhat questionable but predictable police tactics against lawful protesters. See Timeline of Events and photos [1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5] [Videos 1 | 2]

On Sunday 11th, companies in the south-east of England involved in exhibiting at the arms fair were targetted with disruptive actions against their premises. On Monday 12th evening a Candelit Procession and Prayer Vigil took place outside Excel centre, while a noborder meeting was held in the convergence center.

Aberdeen: activists hung a banner outside an Offshore Europe oil and gas exhibition. Nottinghamshire: arms manufacturers at east Midlands expo. Netherlands: Reed Elsevier targetted.

Background to DSEi:
"DSEi Arms Fair 2005: The global arms trade comes to London", an in depth 30 page CAAT report (pdf) | SchNEWS on DSEi | The Arms Fair is Coming to Town a Red Pepper article | Indymedia UK DSEi Protest Archives [2003 | 2001- incomplete]

Website Links: Disarm DSEi | Campaign Against The Arms Trade | CAATs Armsfairs.Com | Newham Opposition to War and Racism | RTS Party for Peace | Mobilising The Mediators

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'Stop the Arms Trade, Shut Down DSEi, Stop Making Murder Profitable'

17-08-2005 08:03

DSEi suits

Bombs on the underground, bombs in Iraq, guns in Harlesden, Euston, Kings Cross, in the car and under your pillow, destroying the lives of men women and children, and destroying the world in which we live, all sold to you by these nice men and women in suits, who only do this job because, "if I didn't, someone else would"..

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Text Judge praises DSEI train blockers!
22-09-2006 13:11 | 2 comments

Text ASBO sentences given to DSEI protestors.
26-05-2006 13:54 | 4 comments

Image Guilty of opposing the arms trade
27-01-2006 15:01

Text Relations algero-américaines.
29-10-2005 11:07

Text DSEI arrest witness appeal
13-10-2005 21:12 | 3 comments

Image Dsei Latest (better late than never) Photos
08-10-2005 16:32

Text DSEi Official Visitor Survey
30-09-2005 14:10

Text Reed Elsevier in Oxford targeted again
29-09-2005 17:20

Image Review of the DSEi arms fair last week with pics.
20-09-2005 10:20 | 3 comments

Text Audio - DSEi delegate dinner demo coverage
19-09-2005 23:37

Text Great Reporter on DSEi demo and arrests
19-09-2005 11:16 | 1 comment

Video Video of DSEi demo - The Dorchester
18-09-2005 22:26

Text Anarchists ‘passed off’ Advertiser, claims editor
18-09-2005 18:27 | 6 comments

Image Even more Dsei pics
18-09-2005 15:42 | 6 comments

Text Full List of DSEi protest Arrests
18-09-2005 14:10 | 2 comments

Text Banned stun guns and leg irons were advertised at DSEi arms fair
17-09-2005 21:56 | 9 comments

Text Why cops failed to prevent disruption to DSEi
17-09-2005 19:13 | 9 comments

Video Video: DSEi solidarity demo in Bristol 14.09.05
17-09-2005 17:50 | 1 comment

Text Advert (video) of DSEi exhibitor
17-09-2005 16:02 | 1 comment

Video DSEi Wednesday Demos Part Three
17-09-2005 12:25 | 1 comment

Video DSEi Wednesday Demos Part Two
17-09-2005 12:05

Video DSEi Wednesday Demos Part One
17-09-2005 11:33

Image Arms Dealer Sex Toy Party
17-09-2005 11:23 | 6 comments

Image The DSEi Thousands
17-09-2005 00:10 | 3 comments

Image OAP Block!
16-09-2005 23:32 | 3 comments

Text DSEi arms traders serenaded
16-09-2005 18:51 | 1 comment

Image More Pics and Report of Protests at DSEi Gala Dinner
16-09-2005 18:31 | 2 comments

Text DSEi Video - KinoKast
16-09-2005 17:25 | 3 comments

Image some pics from dorchester dinner protest
16-09-2005 14:52

Text DSEi gala dinner
16-09-2005 14:22 | 3 comments

Text Weapons inspectors visit Norwich factory
16-09-2005 13:12 | 1 addition | 1 comment

Video Disarm DSEi march - Tuesday
16-09-2005 10:04 | 2 comments

Image dsei photos from the critical mass cycle, street dancing & on the river
16-09-2005 08:23 | 2 comments

Image Fashion Show DSEI Style
15-09-2005 23:32 | 1 comment

Image Report and pics from protest outside arms dealers banquet
15-09-2005 23:17 | 24 comments

Text Train Delays at DSEi
15-09-2005 19:41 | 2 comments

Image CO11 - Official Statement: 'We got it wrong'
15-09-2005 14:56 | 2 comments

Video DSEi 05 loop animation
15-09-2005 14:37 | 1 comment

Text DSEi Reports - Thursday 15th Sept
15-09-2005 13:31 | 6 comments

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Image Cop watch
14-09-2005 23:23 | 4 comments

Text Yet more dirt on BAE murderers
14-09-2005 22:32 | 7 comments

Image Waterside Anti-Arms Fair Protests - Opposite DSEi (pics)
14-09-2005 20:25 | 4 comments

Image Blockade Pics from DSEi - Tidal Basin West Entrance
14-09-2005 19:45 | 5 comments

Text Witnessing arrests outside the DSEI
14-09-2005 19:03 | 2 comments

Image Dsei Pix: Custom House Critical Mass - Clowns Pretty MET Parade - FIT in Boats
14-09-2005 18:59

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Image Silvertown Way Flyover - DSEi Lock-on Road Blockade Pics
14-09-2005 17:03

Text Custom House Station: Attempt to intimidate journalist
14-09-2005 16:35 | 2 comments

Image Pics from Canning Town DSEi Train Action
14-09-2005 16:18 | 10 comments

Text Meditation For Peace ~ This Evening!
14-09-2005 14:25 | 1 comment

Text Hell
14-09-2005 13:55 | 4 comments

Text DSEi arrest Wednesday at Convergence
14-09-2005 12:29 | 10 comments

Image DSEi related photos
14-09-2005 09:08

Audio Anti-DSEi CAAT March Speeches (mp3)
14-09-2005 07:37

Text Independent Reports Cluster bombs on offer at DSEi arms fair despite sales ban
13-09-2005 23:45 | 6 comments

Text Baby Bloc Action (Comment)
13-09-2005 23:24 | 3 comments

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Image Rebel Clown Army detained on tour of arms dealers in Central London
13-09-2005 21:40 | 1 comment

Text DSEi Timeline - Tuesday 13th Sept (CAAT demonstration + Diaper Bloc)
13-09-2005 21:27 | 1 comment

Image DSEI March. Tuesday. Pictures.
13-09-2005 20:39 | 3 comments

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Image DSEI RTS Saturday. Pics.
13-09-2005 19:35

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Image Baby diaper bloc confront arms dealers
13-09-2005 18:46 | 2 comments

Image East End Adversaries
13-09-2005 18:29 | 2 comments

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13-09-2005 16:56 | 6 comments

Image Pics from CAAT Anti-DSEi March (tues 13th sept)
13-09-2005 16:27

Image Diaper DSEi Baby Bloc Invincibility Police Pics
13-09-2005 16:17 | 1 comment

Text Office REED Elsevier targeted in the Netherlands - Destroy DSEi
13-09-2005 14:02

Text Police Searching Flats in Berlin as NATO conference goes on
13-09-2005 12:24

13-09-2005 08:32 | 3 comments

Image DSEi Candelit Procession + Prayer Vigil @ Excel - Pics
12-09-2005 23:18

Video Protest for Peace - Saturday 10 August
12-09-2005 15:51 | 2 comments

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Image Police tactics during anti-arms fair protests
12-09-2005 11:25 | 5 comments

Video FIT at Convergence Centre.
12-09-2005 10:09 | 7 comments

Text DESi Companies targeted on September 11th
12-09-2005 09:46 | 1 comment

Generic media PDF of DSEi/Reed Elsevier leaflet distributed in Oxford
12-09-2005 09:14

Text Diary of Events for the Meditators' Mobilisation
12-09-2005 00:49

Image yet more DSEi pics and comment
11-09-2005 13:58 | 4 comments

Video Video of Street Party for Peace.
11-09-2005 06:32

Image beat the bombers, party for peace, more pics
10-09-2005 23:26 | 6 comments

Image beat the bombers...more pictures
10-09-2005 23:03

Image Pics from "Beat The Bombers Party for Peace!"
10-09-2005 17:40 | 3 comments

Text nano impacts studys conference
10-09-2005 13:43

Text DSEi Timeline - Sat 10th Sept (Beat the Bombers)
10-09-2005 13:03 | 7 comments

Text DSEi radio this week
10-09-2005 10:09

Video Take action against Caterkiller at DSEi
09-09-2005 19:55 | 9 comments

Text DSEi Noborder meeting: Refugees, Migrants and the Arms Trade
09-09-2005 18:18

Video undercurrents video of Oxford DSEi action
09-09-2005 16:49 | 7 comments

Text FIT team harass Disarm DSEi convergence centre
09-09-2005 15:13 | 4 comments

Image This week's SchNEWS - BOMBS AWAY
09-09-2005 13:53

Text The Lancet Medical Journal Attacks its Owners for Organising DSEi Arms Fair
09-09-2005 12:54 | 1 comment

Text Pre-DSEi police intimidation
09-09-2005 12:41

Text DISARM DSEi Convergence Centre Location
09-09-2005 12:16 | 3 comments

Text Latest Corporate Watch news update
09-09-2005 11:38

Text Reed criticised for arms link
09-09-2005 09:20

Image DSEi Death Dealing Reed Elsevier receive a visit at their Oxford Offices.
08-09-2005 19:26 | 8 comments

Text Benefit for Peoples' Global Action at DSEi convergence, 11.9.05
07-09-2005 17:07 | 9 comments

Image indymedia cinema London Thurs 8th
07-09-2005 12:16

Image Dsei Graffiti Adventure!
07-09-2005 11:12 | 6 comments

Text Action Medics Training Dates
06-09-2005 22:53 | 1 comment

Image RECLAIM THE STREETS! - Party For Peace - Sat 10th Sept
06-09-2005 16:18 | 4 comments

Text The arms fair is coming to town - red pepper article
06-09-2005 16:06

Text DSEi rights of way closures
06-09-2005 14:22

Text Shut DSEi - Public Meeting - Reading, 08/09/05, 8pm
06-09-2005 13:48

Text DSEi convergence opening - Friday 9th Septembre
05-09-2005 07:25

Text DSEi freepaper needs your help this week
04-09-2005 09:59 | 7 comments

Text Shut DSEi - Public Meeting - Reading, 08/09/05, 8pm
02-09-2005 23:05 | 1 comment

Text Death Dealing DSEi to be targeted in Oxford.
02-09-2005 20:46 | 2 comments

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Text CIRCA London batallion DSEi communique
31-08-2005 19:50 | 7 comments

Image INDEFENSIBLE – ox-imc screening – Sept 4th
31-08-2005 18:04

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Image Alms and THE MAN
30-08-2005 18:19

Text Campaigners launch arms fair protest plans
30-08-2005 10:47 | 5 comments

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