Call to action by Rheinmetall Entwaffnen. August 29 – September 4, 2018: Camp with actions workshops and a demonstration in Unterlüß, Germany. Unterlüß is in the German state Lower Saxony (between Hannover and Hamburg).
Release of the last activist who took part in the five days of action against Eurostatory, an arms fair set up close to Paris, France.
On Tuesday February 13th activists protested in front of arms manufacturer Northtrop Grumman Litef GmbH in Freiburg Germany.
This is the third of a three-part Ceasefire series of essays on the war on Yemen, published ahead of next week’s DSEI,the world’s biggest arms fair, which will take place on September 12th-15th. In part one, Tom Anderson writes on the geopolitical roots of the crisis. In part two, Safa Al-Shamy offers a personal firsthand account of the impact of the war on her country’s civilian population.
This is the second of a three-part series of Ceasefire essays on the war on Yemen and the role of the UK’s Arms Trade industry, published ahead of next week’s DSEI arms fair in London. In the first essay, Tom Anderson writes on the geopolitical roots of the crisis. In the third essay, Paul Cudenec writes about the upcoming protest action planned against DSEI.
Image: Aftermath of an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on Sa’ada, in northern Yemen. (Photo: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/Guardian)
In the first essay of the three-part #StopDSEI series by Ceasefire Magazine, Tom Anderson reviews the roots of the crisis in Yemen, where the civilian population has been enduring a brutal bombing campaign by a Saudi-led coalition, supported by the UK, since 2015.
Image by Amnesty International.
If your response to the army preying on poor communities and communities of color, using poverty as a new draft, is to use that to legitimize the existence of the institution as an escape from poverty rather than to call for abolition of using poor kids as cannon fodder for the wars of the rich, you might have some fucked up priorities.
From the 31th of july to the 6th of August the War-Starts-Here camp will set up in Potzehne (close to Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt,Germany). For several years now the War-Starts-Here camp has brought together lots of different people close to the modern and important military training site in Germany, the “Gefechtsübungszentrum Heer”, abbreviated as GÜZ. Antimilitarist discussions as well as practical resistance left a persistent mark on both the participants of the camp and the surrounding region.
Campaigners are holding a day of protest on March 28th against controversial Cardiff event DPRTE, which they say “totally blurs the boundary between government and the arms trade.”