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Pledge “ShutdownDESO”

"I will demonstrate to stop the influence of arms companies on government policies but only if 20 other people will come and join me in central London."

— Sara Hall

Deadline to sign up by: 7th March 2007
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Country: United Kingdom
Place: London (view map)

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I am campaigning to shut down DESO (Defence Export Services Organisation). DESO is a government agency that identifies potential opportunities for arms sales, then works with the companies and other elements of government to push for deals.

Join me and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) for a peaceful protest outside DESO's annual conference, at 11am on 7 March outside the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in Central London (Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE).
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  • This is an excellent idea. Unfortunatley I can't make that week but would love to take part in future. Please let me know if you do something again in the future or change the date.
    Kevin Vickeers, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Hi Kevin,

    shame you can't make it to the protest but it's great to have your support on this.

    Unless DESO changes the date of its' annual conference (which is very unlikely) the protest will go ahead on 7 March.

    To keep up to date with the Shut DESO campaign and other Campaign against Arms Trade (CAAT) activity you could sign up to our monthly e-mail bulletin:

    If you are based in London maybe you would like to get campaigning and join our London CAAT group. The next meeting is this Monday 12 February. contact: london(AT)

    Hope to see you in future.
    Thanks for your support,
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Sara Hall, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Stephen Hall
  • Sam Loy
  • Chris Brody
  • Hannah L
  • Symon Hill
  • Daniel Estermann
  • Georgina Lansbury
  • Sam Dent
  • Anna Jones
  • Wayne Scanlan
  • Hanna Lohijoki
  • Sarah Winborn
  • Robin Yu
  • Matthew Lake
  • Ian Pocock
  • Ian Prichard
  • Anne Carroll
  • 3 people who did not want to give their names

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