UK Smash EDO Newswire Archive
Last summer’s assault on Gaza, which killed over 2,200 Palestinians, was one of the most brutal effects of Israel’s ongoing occupation and colonisation of historic Palestine. The massacre was carried out using drones manufactured by Israeli arms company Elbit Systems. In response, activists occupied Elbit’s factory in Shenstone, causing its operations to grind to a halt and costing Elbit over £100,000.
On 6th July, to mark the first anniversary of the assault on Gaza, groups and campaigners from across the UK are going back to Elbit’s factory to demand that the UK stops arming Israel. Join us for a day of creative action in solidarity with Palestine!
Supporting organisations have endorsed the call and will be there taking collective action to block the factory from making these weapons.
04-03-2015 21:26This morning John Catt lost his case in the supreme court to have his details removed from the 'domestic extremist' database. Smash EDO have issued the following statement in response to the verdict. For more info see Network for Police Monitoring's analysis here: https://netpol.org/2015/03/03/catt-judgment-supreme-court/ and http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/04/secret-police-file-90-year-old-campaigner-lawful-court-rules for mainstream coverage.
One person was arrested, who had glued himself to the front doors of the bank. He was dressed as Santa wearing a placard which read 'Santa says you've been a very naughty bank this year'.
Here's the initial press report from the Argus http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/11678702.Santa_arrested_after_gluing_himself_to_doors_of_Barclays_Bank/
17-03-2014 19:50View some pictures at http://smashedo.org.uk/1676
08-09-2013 22:27URGENT CALL OUT John Kerry is at the UK Foreign office 9th September
30-08-2013 10:41DEMONSTRATE Tues 3rd September - 4-6pm, EDO Arms Factory, Home Farm Rd, Brighton
John Eaton has previously attended confrences in the US to present research being carried out at EDO MBM in Brighton into miniature weapons systems used on unmanned drones.
The latest UK conference was restricted to UK nationals with classified security status.
15-04-2013 12:25Workers at EDO in Brighton arrived to work today to find the front gates drenched with red paint, symbolising the blood of the victims of the weapons manufacturer.
A group of activists arrived at the EDO MBM factory at 6am and three of them affixed themselves to the gates using bicycle d-locks and superglue.
The action was held this morning to mark the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003.
11-03-2013 12:46Tom Woodhead, who is currently being held by Israeli immigration authorities has pledged not to answer questions if British authorities attempt to misuse the Terrorism Act 2000 when he is deported to the UK.
04-03-2013 12:40PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UK peace activist faces deportation by Israeli occupation authorities and is set to be detained by Special Branch under anti-terror powers upon return
16-11-2012 22:04A quick Smash EDO update about things going on this weekend in Brighton.
16-11-2012 11:11the next demo is 12 noon on Saturday
16-11-2012 11:0412 noon - Saturday 17th November 2012 - Victoria Gardens
15-11-2012 01:47links available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Iq4XZx9Vj0BDIiWzlHi2mUS0VUOn_t-prgtGGCzatQw/mobilebasic?pli=1
15-11-2012 00:18There will be an emergency demonstration in defence of the Palestinian people on Thursday 15th November 2012 at 5.30pm in Brighton at Victoria Gardens in Brighton in response to renewed Israeli air strikes on the Gaza strip today which have already claimed the lives of at least seven people, up to many as many as 12, including a seven year old girl and an 11 month old baby. The bombing looks set to escalate with Israel calling up reservists and deploying the navy.
31-10-2012 13:21Time for Smash EDO's Halloween noise demo. Today 4pm outside EDO, Home Farm Road, Brighton.
29-10-2012 13:30It's almost time for the yearly Smash EDO Halloween demo. Dress in your scariest mask and come prepared to haunt some arms dealers.