The anti-militarist newspaper, The Newham Adversary, was officially launched last Saturday, with distribution beginning in the borough of Newham in the run up to DSEi 2013.
DSEi, one of the world’s largest international arms fairs, has taken place in the ExCeL Centre for a number of years, in spite of local opposition and a unanimous vote of condemnation by Newham Council.
The Adversary, produced by the Stop the Arms Fair coalition (STAF), is an important part of anti-arms trade campaigners’ outreach to local residents, providing information about the companies and governments expected to attend, the reality of how deals brokered at DSEi result in political repression, injury and death, and (most crucially) how to get involved in shutting DSEi down.
The Newham Recorder covered the launch of the publication, now in its second edition (the first issue coincided with DSEi 2011) earlier this week. The print run of 3,000 is expected to be handed out outside tube stations near the docklands, as well as being posted door-to-door in the coming weeks.
Pluto is happy to host the PDF edition of the paper on this blog. Simply click the banner below. For more information about how to get involved in shutting down DSEi, go to the Stop the Arms Fair website.