Why We Must Stop Fuelling War

Photos inside Eurosatory arms fair

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Photo credit: Marc Javierre Kohan

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Welcome to our press page

The largest land and land/air arms fair in the world, Eurosatory, scheduled for June 8 – 12 2020 in Paris is cancelled!
With Covid-19, we can now all see that the threats facing humanity - health crises, degradation of the environment, conflicts over resources, rampant inequality - CAN'T be solved by highly expensive weaponry. Rather, governments should redirect resources to enable scientists and researchers to find solutions to protect the lives, health and livelihoods of all.

Please find here our op-ed from 11th June 2020 on why Eurosatory should be cancelled and investments should be turned towards healthcare and the climate emergency: Why eurosatory should be closed for good - and for the good of the world. Oped english

However, we know that arms deals are still being agreed behind closed doors and ‘defence’ budgets increase.
We see that so many events in 2020 wild fires, Covid 19, flooding, locusts and various disasters caused by the climate emergency cannot be solved by the military industrial complex and excesses of the arms industries. While recognising the role that emergency services play, including the army, we need to take this opportunity to REWRITE OUR FUTURE.

Transform Eurosatory into a place to showcase peacebuilding or cancel it forever!

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Please find here our informational brochures, articles and press releases

Stop Fuelling War's brochure on the myths about the arms trade: 


Joint Global Day Against Military Spending (GDAMS) and European Network Against Arms trade (ENAAT) press release on funding for peace not armamements. (Stop Fuelling War is a member of both ENAAT and GDAMS). 

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War in Yemen – Made in Europe: Online protest against European arms sales to the Saudi-let coalition - press release

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Find here a link to our interviews with Holly Spencer

- on Radio France International at the time of the Eurosatory arms fair 2018


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-on Al Jazeera at the time of the Eurosatory arms fair 2018 



Postcards from 2016 (click to download the PDF)

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Whilst still in the midst of its controversial arms exports to the Yemen, France prepares to welcome one of the world's biggest arms fairs.  pdf icon 150x150

biggest arms fair<< download PDF of this release

Paris, 4th June 2018 :
A few days before the opening of Eurosatory, the world's biggest international land and aerial defence and security fair which will be held from 11th to 15th June 2018 in Paris. Eurosatory will welcome hundreds of arms dealers and official delegations, including countries currently under an arms embargo or mired in controversies. The aim of the fair is to present the latest innovations in military equipment. The organisation, Stop Fuelling War, together with other peace movements and NGOs, is opposed to this event and is underlining the dramatic impact that arms sales have on peace and human rights. France's arms exports to war-torn countries, notably the Yemen, is facing intense criticism.

Controversial arms dealers and repressive regimes are coming next week to Eurosatory. 

controversial arms dealers << download this release

Paris, 7 June 2018 – Next Monday will see the opening of Eurosatory, the world's largest land and aerial weapons fair. In 2016, 1571 exhibitors came to Paris, among them very controversial companies notorious for their weapons sales to repressive regimes or countries already at war. This year, the event will again welcome big defence names linked by civil society to murderous conflicts. Eurosatory presents itself as an exceptional opportunity to meet the industrialists of air and land defence and security. These more or less household names come to promote the latest trends and innovative technologies in arms and war supplies : tanks, combat helicopters, firearms, knives, grenades, missiles ....

Where Eurosatory happens


Headquarters : Centre Quaker International
114 rue de Vaugirard
75006 Paris
Association loi de 1901 No. W751238358


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