UK Smash EDO Newswire Archive
10-07-2012 09:20Airborne military recon and surveillance technology being adapted in the USA by ITT Exelis for domestic security agency use.
09-07-2012 11:12With only one week to go Smash EDO activities this week are all about the upcoming mass-action on Monday the 16th of July. We need as many of you as possible to get involved in the weapons inspection of EDO.
09-07-2012 10:17On the 16th July Smash EDO will be meeting at 1pm for a mass demonstration against the EDO MBM Brighton arms factory
The meeting point will be the Level.
04-07-2012 10:50We've got a few things coming up in the weeks leading up to the weapons inspection on the 16th.
03-07-2012 10:54Phone 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
29-06-2012 12:03Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM
In Brighton, our fair city, Conservative opposition to long-running anti-arms trade campaign Smash EDO is something of a given. They support the dealing of weapons to human-rights abusing regimes and we oppose them. Recent tactics from their side have included tabling motions condemning Smash EDO's (non-existent) plans to target Jubilee celebrations or Olympic Torch ceremonies. Nothing outside the usual hurly-burly of local politics.
But something nastier has bubbled up from inside the Tory cauldron. Back on April 30th Robert Nemeth, Deputy Chairman (political) of B&H Tories (and co-incidentally manager of the office of Mike Weatherley, Tory MP for Hove) posted a claim that Smash EDO had put anti-semitic graffiti on the inside of a squatted building (since evicted). The date of the 'revelation' was well chosen – the evening before a major demonstration outside EDO MBM's factory.
An abstract and PDF of a powerpoint presentation confirm EDO are at the heart of the global killer drone industry as developers of micro bomb racks for US parent company ITT Exelis.
ITT Exelis already supply the bomb racks for the MQ-9 Predator B/Reaper drone used by the CIA and US Special Forces to carry out extra-judicial assassinations. These attacks that have murdered hundreds of civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere.
25-06-2012 09:21On Monday 16th July 2012 at 1pm a group of concerned citizens from Brighton and beyond will be attempting to inspect the EDO MBM factory in Moulsecoomb to further highlight the factory's complicity in the murder of innocent civilians around the world.
24-06-2012 20:39Smash EDO are half way through a Summer of Resistance against EDO/ITT
Exelis. The aim of the summer is to intensify the pressure on the weapons
factory, with as many actions as possible taking place between the 1st of
May and the 1st of August. The more groups that take part the more effective it will be, so we need your help!
21-06-2012 19:20Due to adverse weather (i.e shitty) we are postponing the lantern release. See you next time though!
21-06-2012 08:24tonight - 9pm The Level, Brighton (weather permitting)
18-06-2012 22:02Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM – From 1st May to 1st August 2012.
17-06-2012 20:27We would love to get you all to Brighton for the 15th and 16th of July.
On Sunday the 15th Smash EDO are hosting a convergence to start building resistance to next year's G8 which will take place in the UK, and on Monday the 16th there is a planned summer of resistance mass action where we'll need as many of you as possible.
Below are the callouts for both.
16-06-2012 09:55Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM – From 1st May to 1st August 2012.
13-06-2012 10:09Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM - From 1st May to 1st August 2012.
12-06-2012 18:42There will be an affinity group direct action training tomorrow, Wednesday, 6.30pm at the Cowley Club Brighton.