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THE WORLD’S LARGEST                                                                     THE WORLD’S LARGEST

ARMS FAIR
The ExCeL Centre plans to host the world’s
                                                                                        ARMS FAIR
                                                                                        The ExCeL Centre plans to host the world’s
largest arms fair, DSEi, in September 2011.                                             largest arms fair, DSEi, in September 2011.
East London Against Arms Fairs plans to stop it.                                        East London Against Arms Fairs plans to stop it.
East London Against Arms Fairs (ELAAF) have been opposing the fair since it             East London Against Arms Fairs (ELAAF) have been opposing the fair since it
came to ExCeL in 2001 and will continue to do so until it is cancelled.                 came to ExCeL in 2001 and will continue to do so until it is cancelled.
Exhibitors at the ExCeL Centre include charities, professional bodies and respectable   Exhibitors at the ExCeL Centre include charities, professional bodies and respectable
companies who do not know that they are supporting a venue that helps to trade          companies who do not know that they are supporting a venue that helps to trade
weapons of death and oppression around the world.                                       weapons of death and oppression around the world.
The arms fair invites unscrupulous arms dealers from countries with no gun control.     The arms fair invites unscrupulous arms dealers from countries with no gun control.
Advanced weapons are sold to countries at war with each other. Weapons, tanks           Advanced weapons are sold to countries at war with each other. Weapons, tanks
and missiles are sold to regimes that oppress their own people or attack their          and missiles are sold to regimes that oppress their own people or attack their
neighbours. Delegates from countries that need aid for health services, education       neighbours. Delegates from countries that need aid for health services, education
or agriculture are persuaded to incur debt to purchase weapons.                         or agriculture are persuaded to incur debt to purchase weapons.
While the profits of this arms fair and ExCeL are exported to their owners in            While the profits of this arms fair and ExCeL are exported to their owners in
New York and Abu Dhabi, the shame of hosting the fair remains in London, and the        New York and Abu Dhabi, the shame of hosting the fair remains in London, and the
slaughtered, bereaved and maimed victims are all over the world.                        slaughtered, bereaved and maimed victims are all over the world.

Contact the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to find out how you can help              Contact the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to find out how you can help
oppose the arms trade in your area: 020 7281 0297 - www.caat.org.uk                     oppose the arms trade in your area: 020 7281 0297 - www.caat.org.uk
If you live near East London you can help ELAAF to stop                                 If you live near East London you can help ELAAF to stop
the arms fair. See our website for details of our meetings                              the arms fair. See our website for details of our meetings
and frequent musical protests at the ExCeL Centre.                                      and frequent musical protests at the ExCeL Centre.


           EAST LONDON AGAINST ARMS FAIRS                                                          EAST LONDON AGAINST ARMS FAIRS
               www.elaaf.org - elaaf@hotmail.co.uk - 07513792705                                       www.elaaf.org - elaaf@hotmail.co.uk - 07513792705
                   c/o Durning Hall, Earlham Grove, E7 9AB                                                 c/o Durning Hall, Earlham Grove, E7 9AB

				
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