Today started early as I was invited to join the SPG and Dismaland crew. The main objective was to inform the public of what was going on in London today. The Arms dealers where in town 30,000 of them and we wanted to let people know what that exactly meant.
On the first day of the DSEI Arms Fair we see David Cameron visiting a refugee camp .Cameron claims to care, but in the last five years alone, the UK has sold arms to 19 of the 23 countries that the UN lists for grave violations against children.
61 countries have been invited by the UK government to the arms fair in London.
14 of these have authoritarian regimes; 6 are at war and 4 are identified by the UK government as having wide-ranging human rights concerns.
So we it was decided to do some advertising for them. One thing you can be sure of is you won’t see the Arms Fair advertising itself or the death and destruction it creates.
Having met up with the activists the instructions were given out with “military” precision. Where, how and what to. We all went off in our different directions with the sole purpose of subvertising the city. With over 300 posters by guerrilla artists from Banksy’s Dismaland & Strike Magazine in hand activists set off across the capital.
The bus stops were chosen for their location and the amount of passing traffic that would actually get to read it. The weather didn’t work in our favour but as the high vis jackets were donned the rain was the last thing on our minds. It was all about the delivery.
From this to this
Wishing for a peaceful world
The Hampstead mum