(Re)Thinking the Arms Trade

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(Re)Thinking the Arms Trade
The gun lock, pictured here, is designed to increase gun safety by blocking the trigger. The key to the lock is often held by a female household member. Hargeisa, Somalia, November 2012. ©DRC
by Anna Stavrianakis   September 2015, ExCel Centre, London: Stop The Arms Fair activists block the road and prevent military vehicles entering the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition. They are protesting against one of the largest arms fairs in the world – sending a message to the UK government and arms companies that “inviting representatives of repressive regimes and their armed forces to hob-nob and do dodgy deals at DSEI … with representatives from the UK government and unscrupulous arms companies from around the world IS NOT OK.” Two weeks previously, Cancun, Mexico: Control Arms activists build a...

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