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UK Smash EDO Newswire Archive

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Noise demo at EDO today

11-07-2012 12:00

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ITT Exelis and the feds looking down on you?

10-07-2012 09:20

Airborne military recon and surveillance technology being adapted in the USA by ITT Exelis for domestic security agency use.

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A call to kettle FIT and police liaison (again!) in Brighton

09-07-2012 12:03

Fitwatch are heading to the Smash EDO demo in Brighton on Monday 16th July, and we'd love people to join us. Smash EDO protests have historically been heavily hit by snoopers from the FIT, Police Liaison and the National Domestic Extremism Unit and action is needed!

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Smash EDO: Meeting point for weapons inspection announced

09-07-2012 11:12

With 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.

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EDO MBM manufacturing parts for US A10 plane as Smash EDO prepares for mass demo

09-07-2012 10:17

On 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.

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Smash EDO: Events and weapons inspection on July 16th

04-07-2012 10:50

We've got a few things coming up in the weeks leading up to the weapons inspection on the 16th.

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Phone and Twitter Blockade of EDO Today

03-07-2012 10:54

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

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EDO in Brighton developing new generation of micro weapons for US assassinations

29-06-2012 12:03

Smash EDO have called for three months of direct action to close down EDO MBM

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Tory Story

29-06-2012 08:11

That controversial graffiti in full

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.

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EDO MBM and the 'Kill Chain'. R&D into New micro weapons for drones.

28-06-2012 22:50

15 May 2012. John Eaton, an EDO MBM Director and weapons system inventor gives a presentation to the National Defense Industrial Association in Washington about EDO MBM's current internal research and development work.

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.

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Bad Music Demo - Smash EDO Summer of Resistance week eight

27-06-2012 20:46

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

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Smash EDO Citizens' Weapons Inspection of EDO MBM

25-06-2012 09:21

On 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.

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Smash EDO: Summer of Resistance Action Callout

24-06-2012 20:39

Smash 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!

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Day of the Dead Lantern release CANCELLED

21-06-2012 19:20

Due to adverse weather (i.e shitty) we are postponing the lantern release. See you next time though!

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Day of the Dead - For the victims of aerial bombardment

21-06-2012 08:24

tonight - 9pm The Level, Brighton (weather permitting)

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Report of Surprise noise demo today at EDO

18-06-2012 22:02

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

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Smash EDO: Mass action July 16th and G8 convergence

17-06-2012 20:27

We 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.

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Surprise noise demo at EDO - Report

16-06-2012 09:55

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

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Report of Smash EDO Phone and twitter blockade

13-06-2012 10:09

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

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Smash EDO direct action affinity group training, Wed 13th

12-06-2012 18:42

There will be an affinity group direct action training tomorrow, Wednesday, 6.30pm at the Cowley Club Brighton.