Dinosaurs at the arms dealers dinner
July 09, 2012 16:00Tagged as: anti-militarism
Natural History Museum, nearest tube: South Kensington
Join us at the Natural History Museum, London, Monday 9th July
On Monday 9th July the Natural History Museum will open its doors to the arms industry, when it hosts the official reception for Farnborough International.
We're asking the Museum not to support the Farnborough Air Show, where weapons sales are promoted to human rights abusers alongside a family-friendly show of civilian aircraft. Our public institutions should not be supporting the arms trade.
The 37 buyer countries invited by the UK government include unstable or authoritarian regimes such as Algeria, Bahrain, Indonesia, Libya and Saudi Arabia. Rosoboronexport, the main weapons supplier to the Assad regime in Syria, is a major exhibitor.
Organisers describe the Farnborough Reception as "the most important event during the Farnborough week, exclusively attended by key industry senior level figures, international delegations and exhibitors ... a must attend event and an unparalleled networking opportunity."
From 4pm: Campaign Against Arms Trade will be raising public awareness with a family friendly demo outside the Museum. Join CAAT - and dinosaurs - to tell visitors about the arms trade dinosaurs that the Museum will be hosting that evening. Please do bring any of your own dinosaurs...
From 6.30pm: Stop the Arms Fair have called a dino demo as arms dealers arrive. The arms trade should be extinct- let's let them know! Come to the museum dressed in your finest dino costumes with placards, music, and energy. Nearest tube is South Kensington.
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