War Resisters' International Council and DSEI actions!

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Our phone number: +447459 823556 If you need anything over the weekend, you can reach us on this number by calling, texting or using WhatsApp. Or email info@wri-irg.org

Schedule

Friday 8th September, 4pm

Gathering together, and briefing for the weekend

Venue: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

The Rag Factory is a short walk from Liverpool Street, Aldgate and Aldgate East underground stations.

Route from Aldgate Station to The Rag Factory

Map from Aldgate Station

Route from Aldgate East Station to The Rag Factory

Route from Aldgate East to The Rag Factory

Route from Liverpool Street to The Rag Factory

Route from Liverpool St to The Rag Factory

You can either reach The Rag Factory by yourself, or we will be at Aldgate station at 3.45pm, and can walk to the venue together. Afterwards we will be going for dinner in Brick Lane – the best place in London to eat curry!

Saturday 9th September

Big day of action against the DSEI arms fair

Venue: East Entrance to ExCeL, 2 mins from Prince Regent station (ExCeL East, Victoria Dock Road, E16 1SL)

We'll meet at Prince Regent station at 9:45am, or you can reach the site whenever you like.

Evening: we'll be gathering for dinner from about 6:30pm at the pub and social space The Greenwich Pensioner, 28 Bazely St, Poplar, London E14 0ES. We can travel there together from the ExCeL centre. It's run by our friends at SET space and we're grateful for their support!

Sunday 10th September

War Stops Here: public education day on the arms trade

Venue: outside the ExCeL centre – see Saturday! (Unless the situation outside the ExCeL centre makes it impossible to gather there, in which case, we will be holding the event at The Greenwich Pensioner.)

Evening: we'll be gathering for dinner from about 6:30pm at The Greenwich Pensioner, 28 Bazely St, Poplar, London E14 0ES.

Monday 11th September

WRI council meeting: 9:30am – 6:30pm

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2BJ

In the evening, we'll be visiting the WRI office, and eating and drinking downstairs in Housmans Radical Book Shop! We will walk together from Friends House, which is just up the road.

Tuesday 12th September

WRI council meeting: 9:30am – 6:30pm

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2BJ

We are booking a nearby restaurant for dinner on Tuesday evening. If you are leaving early and do not want to join us for dinner on Tuesday, please let us know so we can book for the right number of people! Thank you.

Legal info

Green and Black Cross will also be attending our meeting on Friday to give us a briefing on the weekend's protests and your rights. They will especially be focusing on the situation for internationals and those with visas. You are welcome to also read this information in advance if you would like to https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/know-your-rights/

Please note however that the events on Saturday and Sunday will not involve risking arrest – unless you want to.

Travelling around London

The easiest way to travel around London is by using an Oyster card, which works on all forms of transport. You can get one at any London Underground station e.g. Heathrow if you arrive there, or St Pancras if you are coming by Eurostar, etc. You give a £5 refundable deposit, so you can give it back when you leave if you want to. A guide to Oyster use is here: https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/oyster/what-is-oyster

The best way to plan your travel around London from your accommodation to the venues above is to use CityMapper, which you can use either online or download it as an app to your phone.

Accessibility

If you need information on travelling around London, there is a handy map here: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/step-free-tube-guide-map.pdf (Please note that both Prince Regent and Euston stations have step-free routes through the stations and to trains.)

Any questions?

Feel free to write to us in advance, or, if there is anything you would like more information on, we will be giving a full breakdown of what will be happening over the weekend at our meeting from 4pm on Friday!

Attachments

Along with this document, we are attaching:

Appendices for the Council meeting:

  1. Notes from eCouncil October 2016

  2. WRI Annual report to Council – August 2016-September 2017.pdf

  3. Draft Agenda IA 2018-Exec.pdf 

  4. WRI Council election procedures - background notes for discussion.pdf

  5. WRI Constitution - proposed new version.pdf

  6. Abolition of Chair position.pdf

We look forward to seeing you on 8th September!

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