Future Actions

September 4–8
DSEI arms trade fair, London
Nonviolent direct action at the September DSEI arms trade fair in London will build on past experience with the strategy “if we can stop the set-up, we can stop the arms fair.” The Campaign Against the Arms Trade is coordinating five days of themed disruption of the exhibitors’ delivery and set-up, September 4–8 at the National Pavilion. This will frame a narrative leading into a Big Day of Action on Saturday, September 9, the eve of the world’s largest exhibition for the business of war. Trident Ploughshares will be working with other groups to organize the No to Nuclear Day on Wednesday, September 6. Trainings for direct action begin this summer. To get involved, visit tridentploughshares.org.uk, caat.org.uk or email Lucie at events@caat.org.uk.

October 10-11
Wellington Weapons Expo
Stop the Arms Trade alliance is conducting trainings and planning for nonviolent direct actions to shut down the NZDAI Weapons Expo on October 10-11 in Wellington, New Zealand. For more information, email peacewellington@riseup.net or visit stopthearmstrade.nz.

November 16
Jesuit Universities ROTC
Catholic peace activists are invited to join in united nonviolent action at each of the 17 Catholic Jesuit Universities that host U.S. military training centers (ROTC, NROTC, AFROTC), with major emphasis for action on November 16, the anniversary of the political assassination of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador in 1989. Since the end of the selective service draft system the US military has invested money and time in areas of education from 5th grade through University preparing men and women for war and teaching, at university level, for war and killing, killing without conscience. If you live near a Catholic Jesuit university that hosts military training, contact Bob Graf at 414-379-4162 or bobsyouruncle@sbcglobal.net for more details.