DSEi (Defence Systems and Equipment International), the world's largest arms fair, takes place biennially at the ExCeL centre in London's Docklands, sponsored by the British Government.
THIS IS A CALL TO BLOCKADE THE ExCeL CENTRE BY ROAD AND RAIL.
MASS PUBLIC ACTION: OCCUPY CUSTOM HOUSE STATION, 11AM SHARP!
We recommend you travel by Docklands Light Railway or Silverlink trains to this action so that you are already inside the station. Dress smart and blend in with the delegates! If you can't get there by train find another route...
Destroy DSEi is a supporting group of DISARM DSEi. DISARM DSEi is an umbrella organisation and does not organise any protests. However their website at www.dsei.org has excellent resources for people wishing to take action.
DSEi 2005 is due to take place from 13-16 September at the ExCeL centre in London's Docklands. Selling guns, bombs, bullets and bloodshed - fueling conflict, repression, exploitation and war.
From Africa to Asia, America to here, you and I never see the
benefits, we only bear the costs. The cost of the arms fair is
phenomenal and paid for by us; DSEi 2003 cost the British taxpayers over £4 million. Just as money is drained from public services here to finance war and the arms industry, so is money diverted from food and water supplies, health care and other social programmes in poverty stricken areas elsewhere in the world. No food, no water, no education, no health care - but plenty of weapons. We pay in poverty, destruction and bloodshed whilst the rich and powerful continue to dominate, accumulating wealth on the backs of our suffering.
Governments and corporations use the arms trade for their own ends, with arms being sold to tyrannical regimes who 'protect' powerful corporate interests by refusing human and worker's rights, ecological protection and self-determination whilst brutally smashing social movements that dare to resist this oppression.
Our only hope is resistance and self organisation. People around the world come face to face with guns, bombs and violence because of greed and power, but rebellion is spreading. This is a call out for massive direct resistance to DSEi centered around blockades of the ExCeL centre using diverse and effective tactics in strategic locations from lock-ons to barricades including a mass public occupation of Custom House Station at 11am
...2003 WAS JUST A WARM UP, THIS TIME WE WILL SHUT 'EM DOWN!