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Report of Smash EDO Phone and twitter blockade

Smashy | 13.06.2012 10:09 | Smash EDO | Afghanistan | Anti-militarism | Iraq

Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012.

On Tuesday 12th July a phone blockade of EDO MBM and ITT Exelis was held.

The Brighton factory was bombarded by calls asking them about the ethics of making arms as well as some unwanted pizza deliveries. Sounds like those on the end of the phones got a bit riled telling callers to "get a job" (although there's no reason people couldn't have been calling from work") and "shoot yourself in the head with a gun", the reply to this was "can you sell me a gun".

Many twitter users @mentioned @ITTExelis asking about the company's complicity in war crimes. ITT Exelis, EDO MBM's parent company, uses its Twitter feed to disseminate PR material about the company, Twitter blockades like this one prevent social networking from being an effective PR tool.

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