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DSEI: A supermarket for state surveillance and border wars

As borders are increasingly militarised and their operation privatised, migration, more than ever before, is also an anti-militarist struggle, write Amy Hall and Sara Woods of Shoal Collective.

The revolving door between the government and the arms trade

The involvement of high-ranking Tory ministers at the DSEI arms fair highlights the thin line between government department and the arms industry, writes ELIZA EGRET

‘War starts here, let’s stop it here’: Anger as death-dealers head for London

In the final essay of a three-part #StopDSEI series, originally published by Ceasefire Magazine, Paul Cudenec reports on the toxic politics at the heart of DSEI, the world's largest arms fair, and the protest action set to greet it in London's Docklands next week, with opponents aiming to physically to stop it being set up.

All out! Birmingham bin strike back on

Bin workers in Birmingham are back on the picket line after the council went back on the agreement they reached with the union only two weeks ago.

Don’t let the world’s biggest arms fair turn 20

Once again, Docklands’ ExCeL Centre will host the DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) arms fair next month. 1,600 exhibitors will showcase equipment including drones, tanks, guns, bombs, warships, crowd control weaponry and covert surveillance equipment.

Original article at http://www.redpepper.org.uk/dont-let-the-worlds-biggest-arms-fair-turn-20/

Picturehouse workers vote more than 90% for more strike action

Picturehouse workers have voted over 90% for further strike action in their dispute over pay, conditions, and union recognition.

London women tram workers: equal pay strike 1918

Photos of the strike

Interesting additional information about the 1918 strike of women workers on London transport.

London mass strike, 1889

Dockers on strike, London 1889

A short account of the mass strike in London which spread from the great docks strike in the East End and peaked on 1 September with up to 300,000 strikers.

Second open letter to those concerned with the progress of our enemies

TPTG respond to Aufheben's and some Libcom poster's critiques of their first open letter. They present further evidence to back up their accusation against Aufheben member JD and reiterate the importance of dealing with such enemies who hide within our own ranks.

Mosley's fascists and the narrative of victimisation

A look at a common point of divergence on the effectiveness of anti-fascist action and its wider implications.