a publication to explain the reasons behind the Fiesta
THE ONLY ARMS WE NEED
On 11-14 September 2001 the Defence
Systems and Equipment international (DSEi)
arms fair will be held at the newly built Excel
centre in Docklands, London. It's the largest
arms fair in Europe. In response a group of
activists Disarm DSEi have called for a
Fiesta for Life against Death on the first day.
The Fiesta is just one of many actions
planned against DSEi, from Campaign
Against Arms Trade (CAAT)'s march and vigil,
to "affinity group" actions.
This text explains
the reasons behind the Fiesta, and why the
struggle against the arms trade should not
be seen as a single issue. Further to that, it
is a tool for action. The point is not to wait
around for an organisation or party to
arrange things for you, but to take control
over your own life.
You can download the entire guide as a PDF file.
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Affinity groups are small groups built on trust and face to face relationships. Their history is often traced to the Spanish civil war, and they have been a key part of successful Direct Action campaigns for years.