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Smash EDO: Naming the dead, Phone blockade and critical mass

Smasher | 09.06.2012 22:00 | Smash EDO | Afghanistan | Anti-militarism | Palestine | South Coast | World

Here's an updates with summer of resistance event coming up. Get involved!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the 'Don't attack Iran, No to the arms trade' demo on the 4th. For our report of the day see .

You can find reports from the last few weeks' summer of resistance events on the web-site, including surprise demos, an art demo and workshops at the lovely Palestine Place. We have also received an enorsement of the campaign for the Israeli Group 'Boycott from Within'. See

Here are the events coming up next week:

Monday 11th, 1pm: The Brighton and Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign are doing a 'Naming the Dead' event outside EDO where they will read out the names of the victims of Israeli air strikes. Come along to help reading the names or to support.

Tuesday 12th, all day. Phone and twitter blockade of EDO. The one last month was a real success so we're having another one! You can participate from wherever you are. Call EDO on +44 (0) 1273810500 and tweet EDO's parent company @ITTExelis with questions and comments about their trade. There are examples of sample tweets you can copy and past from the last time at the bottom of this email or -even better- come up with some new ones. Please hashtag your tweets #SmashEDO

Wednesday 13th, 3pm. 'Bikes not Bombs' critical mass from the Level and to EDO. The last time was a bit wet so we're hoping for better weather this time around.

Wednesday 13th, 6.30. After the critical mass, come along to an affinity group direct action training open session to prepare you for action. At the Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton.

We'll send out other upcoming event on a weekly basis, or they can all be found on the web-site, but there are a few special ones we want you all down for:

July 15th: We'll host a first gathering to plan resitance to the G8 which will be held in the UK next year.

July 16th: Mass action against EDO! Put the date in your diary now.

Sample tweeets for the twitter blockade on Tuesday. Thanks to everyone who tweeted these last time (and sorry of we've nicked your tweets for the samples!). Please hashtag your tweets #SmashEDO

@ITTexelis Those FRCS cables have also been used by US and Dutch F16s to kill civilians in Afghanistan. How do you justify?

@ITTexelis the Gazan and Afghan civilians on the recieving end of your weapons would appreciate you changing business

@ITTexelis How can you justify civilian death toll from CIA drone attacks in Pakistan?

@ITTexelis develop drone bomb release units software and hardware for US drones used in extrajudicial assassinations

@ITTexelis What do your shareholders think of company's complicity in illegal US dronestrikes?

@ITTexelis The FRCS cables your company supplies for Lockheed Martin F-35s will be used by Israel to commit war crimes

@ITTexelis I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you madeWill never buy back your soul.

Gaza burns @ITTexelis earns - How do you live with yourselves? What do shareholders think of ITT's complicity in assassination?

@ITTexelis Brighton factory makes components for the Paveway missile system for Afghan war. What's the war done for Afghan people?

@ITTExelis Your company supplies FRCScables for the A-10 plane bombrack which carries clusterbombs

Does @ITTExelis condone the use of cluster munitions by the US military?

@ITTexelis You are complicit in the deaths of thousands of innocent people - where is your conscience?

"We've been awarded $238 million" says @ITTExelis Awarded, like they are being honoured for good deeds not paid to help kill people.

@ITTExelis Selling devices intended to kill innocent people just to line your pockets is the lowest of the low.

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