Direct Action Training

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Date(s) - 17/08/2013
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friends House


In Australia, a concerted campaign of direct action stopped their arms fair in 2008. In the UK, a huge arms fair is threatened to take place in September, which would bring together 28,000 arms buyers and sellers. But we too can show that it is not welcome and that we will do whatever we can to stop it.

In the last year, direct action has persuaded the National Gallery to end its ties with the arms trade; it has meant arms dealers events have been cancelled and relocated; and campaigns at factories have disrupted weapons manufacture.

If you are interested in learning more about how you could take direct action to challenge the arms trade, or sharing skills with others who take direct action, then come along to this training day with Stop the Arms Fair coalition and Campaign Against Arms Trade.

This FREE event will explore:

  • Why take direct action?
  • Tactics for blockading and impeding the arms trade
  • Tactics so that arms industry events don’t go to plan
  • Building confidence to challenge your comfort zone
  • Ways we can make our presence felt during the arms fair

This is what people said about the recent training day in Leeds:

“Fun environment to explore blockading / direct action strategies.”

“Reminded of the excitement that is created by NVDA”

“Great day and fun. Feel I achieved my aim for coming.”

The training will also be useful if you are interested in taking direct action on other issues. Please let us know if you’d like to come along!

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