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War starts here

Thank you for your support, we reached our target!

Seoul actions against the ADEX arms fairSeoul actions against the ADEX arms fairThank you!

We made it to our crowdfunding target, raising £2045 towards our campaign to make resistance to the DSEI London arms fair international. Thank you so much to the 52 people who donated (your perks will be in the post!), and the hundreds of people who supported by sharing it.

Part of this resistance is taking place on 10th September, when we'll be gathering to shine a light on the international impacts of the arms trade. Take a look at the event below, and come if you can or spread the word!

War Stops Here: public education day on the arms trade

Aktionen gegen die NATO in Brüssel

Diese Woche finden Aktionen in Brüssel gegen den NATO-Gipfel statt. Am Montag, dem 23.5., hat eine Gruppe von Friedensaktivist*innen die Büros der Europäischen Kommission besetzt. Mit ihrer Aktion wandten sie sich dagegen, dass die EU ein militärisches Forschungsprogramm startet, das von der Rüstungsindustrie durchgeführt werden soll. Die Aktivist*innen stellten Zelte auf und waren den ganzen Morgen über da.

Hier geht es zu einem Video der Aktion.

War Stops Here: support international resistance at the London arms fair

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In September 2017, thousands of arms dealers will descend on London to market their wares to militaries from across the globe. Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) - is one of the biggest arms fairs in the world, and it takes place in east London every two years, exporting death and destruction around the world.

We are the international resistance to DSEI, and we need your help.

WRI Ratstreffen: September 2017

Activists - including members of WRI - celebrate being found not guilty after actions against DSEI in 2015Activists - including members of WRI - celebrate being found not guilty after actions against DSEI in 2015

Der Rat der WRI trifft sich einmal im Jahr, um die künftige Arbeit des Netzwerks zu besprechen. Dieses Jahr findet unser Treffen im September in London statt. Gastgeber sind unsere Mitglieder Peace Pledge Union, der britische Versöhnungsbund, Campaign Against the Arms Trade und Trident Ploughshares. Das Treffen fällt mit der Mobilisierung gegen die DSEI Waffenmesse statt.

WRI Ratstreffen, London

Start Datum: 
11 Sep 2017 - 12 Sep 2017

Frühere Aktionen gegen DSEIFrühere Aktionen gegen DSEIDas diesjährige Ratstreffen der WRI wird im September in London stattfinden, gleichzeitig mit der DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International), der größten Waffenmesse der Welt. Wir werden vor und nach dem Ratstreffen an Aktionen teilnehmen, um die Messe zu stören. Hier ist der Zeitplan:

  • Freitag, 8. September: Ankunft und Vorbereitung
  • Samstag, 9. September: Beteiligung an dem großen Aktionstag zusammen mit der Campaign Against Arms Trade
  • Sonntag, 10. September: Eine öffentliche Veranstaltung über internationalen Militarismus und den Rüstungshandel
  • Montag, 11.September – Dienstag 12. September: Ratstreffen.

WRI in 2016

As we approach the end of 2016, we're looking back on what WRI has been up to this year - we thought we would share some of the highlights,as we look towards a 2017 of radical action against war and it's causes!

Bram, Luis and Javier, outside courtBram, Luis and Javier, outside courtEarly in the year, we were excited to hear the news that several members of WRI affiliates in Europe were found "not guilty!" in a trial that exposed the criminality of the DSEi arms fair. Javier, Bram and Luis travelled from Belgium to London in September 2015 to help blockade the entrances of the huge weapons fair alongside activists from the UK. At the end of the year, we were also relieved to hear that members of Spanish group AA-MOC had their charges dropped, following an action to disrupt a NATO training event in 2015.

In April, members of the WRI network travelled to Turkey to take part in a delegation, visiting Diyarbakir and towns effected by the curfews and armed conflict that has gripped the region. The delegation inspired a petition to the EU, and a speakers tour of European cities.

Calais: Who profited from the eviction of the Jungle?

Text originally sourced from the Corporate Watch website, with some adaptations for brevity. The original article was published under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.
The eviction of the Calais "jungle" migrant camp took place in early November 2016, and saw thousands of migrants who had gathered in the port town moved across France. The camp had become one of the best-known examples of how free movement in Europe is only an option for some, and shows us how a militarised border regime functions. New research by the Calais Research Network has found over 40 companies profiting from security guards, walls and fences, border technology, deportation and detention systems, police support, and police weaponry.

a research group formed in August 2016, and has compiled an expanded list of over 40 companies profiting from the border regime. These companies have an interest in building up A Combined Systems Penn Arms PGL-65 tear gas launcher, used by the CRS police in CalaisA Combined Systems Penn Arms PGL-65 tear gas launcher, used by the CRS police in Calais‘security’ in Calais and beyond, part of a flourishing industry surrounding everything from the privatization of lorry inspections to the manufacturing of tear gas canisters, and the constantly proliferating fences and walls along the highway.

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