In case you don't know DESO (Defence Export Services Organisation) is a Government Department with 500 civil servants promoting arms sales around the world ; it's a freebie for Arms Companies and puts them at the heart of Government. On this day we formed a human chain around the Department, did street polling and lobbied our mp's to SHUT DESO!
Here a protester reading the Holborn and Bloomsbury Gazette, a spoof newspaper *
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Anna and Beccie from the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), the main organisers of the day *
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CAAT was supported by a number of other groups and we had more than enough to link hands around DESO's building *
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hazard tape around the Global Danger Zone *
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Amonst other groups present, Bath CND
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Arms account for 2% of exports but get 13 times the support of civil exports *
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Mark Thomas, comedian, on the megaphone, raising our spirits and cheering us on *
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DESO is in a triangular building in Bloomsbury, London *
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DESO supports exports to countries with poor human rights such as Libya, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia (remember those hawk jets used for genocide in East Timor?)
Permanent, Faslane,6 miles NW of Helensburgh, Scotland on A814:
Faslane Peace Camp sited close to Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base. Also 1st Saturday in every month noise demo, workshops, free cafe and kids space. Tel:01436 820901
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Permanent for 'woodland maintenance workers', near Garelochhead, Scotland:
Peaton Glen Wood Peace Camp sited opposite Coulport Nuclear Weapons
Base For more info click here
Every Tuesday evening, 6 - 8 pm, Main Entrance at NSA/USAF Menwith
Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire: Peaceful
protests/witnesses against the proposed US 'Star Wars' systemThe
demonstration is focussed on the people who work at USAF Menwith Hill
- for example - we are protesting at the roles this base has ie in the
American Missile Defense System ("Star Wars"), the specifically the
continuing role re the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict, the policy of
'pre-emptive strikes', the ECHELON system We are also calling for Independence
FROM America. Please come and voice your concerns at the presence of
this American base on UK land.For more info click here
2nd weekend of every month: Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp clickhere or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday, 4-6pm Brighton, Smash EDO,noise demo against the arms manufacturer for more information click here
3rd weekend of every month, North Yorkshire: Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp contact email@example.com
last weekend of every month, Cumbria: Sellafield Women's Peace Camp contact 0113 262 1534
First Mondays of every month 5-6pm Warton, on A584 7 miles west of Preston, Lancashire. Vigil and leafletting of workers at arms makers BAE Systems site contact Jan Harper 0151 2636578 firstname.lastname@example.org
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