Disarm is joining with other peacemakers and groups to continue a tradition of protesting against the Avalon arms fair.
A convergence camp and actions will be held from Monday 27th Feb until March 5th 2017. With actions, workshops and activities planned throughout. All people wanting to resist the arms fair are welcome.
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The Australian International Aerospace and Defense Exposition and Australian International Airshow will make deals in death and destruction, in February and March 2017.
The Avalon Air Show is located in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria Australia.
Billed as a family friendly event to let your kids climb aboard a tank or watch fighter jets zoom past to give kids a firsthand experience of the joys of war.
Behind the smoke lies the dark underbelly of the International arms industry. “AVALON 2017 is strongly supported by the Royal Australian Air Force, Airservices Australia, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, the Defence Science and Technology Group and the Departments of Industry, Innovation & Science and of Infrastructure & Regional Development.” From the Avalon website
The previous Avalon trading days saw over 33,000 of the worlds arms dealers making deals in excess of over $1billion.
“If you round it down, you’re looking at $100 billion worth of business opportunities from the Defence Integrated Investment Program at Avalon,” Ferguson pointed out. (source)