#thegreatarmstradedebate: 1914: the Western world is descending into the bloodiest war it has ever witnessed. Amid the waste of life, the waste of money and the wastelands of Europe, arms manufacturers thrived. What did people do to stop it? What means of protest did they have? And what are people doing now, 100 years later, to stop the arms trade? Join us with your ideas at a public, multimedia event. May 17, Brighton. Stalls, posters, artwork, leaflets, films, music, café… Chair: Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty Speakers and performers include: Davy Jones (Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Kemptown) Lindsey German (Stop the War Coalition) Hannah Hills (Campaign Against the Arms Trade) Naomi Foyle (Spoken word artist) Dr Idrees Ahmad (Pulsemedia.org)   I was recently invited to read a poem at the above event, organised by The Green Party, Stop the War and the Campaign Against the Arms Trade, in conjunction…

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