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SmashEDO:A few words on sensationalist journalism,protest bans and the local rag

30-04-2012 09:21

Those who regularly follow the news in Brighton inevitably come across the inane ramblings of Brighton’s very own tabloid rag The Argus.

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Finding out about the Armed Forces in Schools

30-04-2012 08:31

Over at ForcesWatch we're building up a picture of the way the Armed Forces engage with schools - to help us do this we've launch a survey for parents, teachers and school students.

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Smash EDO Press Release - The Summer of Resistance begins on May 1st

30-04-2012 08:21

Smash EDO gear up to Summer of Resistance

Smash EDO, the Brighton based campaign to close down arms manufacturer EDO MBM (a part of US corporation ITT Exelis), has been building up to the start of our summer campaign. The Summer of Resistance is billed to start on Tuesday 1st May with a noise demonstration at the factory.

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U.S Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Manual TC 18 01

29-04-2012 20:49

‘The intent of U.S. unconventional warfare efforts is to exploit a hostile power’s political, military, economic, and psychological vulnerabilities by developing and sustaining resistance forces to accomplish U.S. strategic objectives.’

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Picket of Counter Terror Conference - 26/04/2012

27-04-2012 21:24

As “counter-terrorist experts”— better known as armament companies—gathered at the Royal Garden Hotel to guzzle champagne followed by four course dinner. Pausing only to gaze over Kensington Gardens. (At a mere £156 a ticket—guess who isn’t suffering from “austerity”?) – Smash EDO, Disarm DSEi and Campaign against the arms trade held a noise demonstration.

In a surreal twist the protest was joined by 300 Justin Bieber fans, who had heard rumours that Bieber was staying at the hotel.

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Bahrain: on the unintentional eloquence of press releases

27-04-2012 09:45

Local graffiti urging the F1 authorities to cancel the Bahrain Grand Prix

Last weekend's Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix sham has been an object lesson in the political and moral bankruptcy of our age, argues Hicham Yezza.

It takes a lot for something as bland and functional as a press release to make an impression of any sort. So credit is due to the august Bahrain News Agency for releasing one of the most absurd and imbecilic texts ever allowed to see the light.

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The Return of the Drones Clones

27-04-2012 08:55

Following the recent Drones conference in Bristol, details have been announced for a major conference and exhibition in Bath.

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Peace protester hijacks Vince Cable's speech to arms industry

26-04-2012 12:33

This morning, 26 April, Vince Cable's speech to hundreds of representatives of the arms industry was disrupted when a protester took the stage. Cable's speech was to open proceedings at the UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) Symposium. UKTI DSO, a government unit which exists to help arms sales around the world, hosts the event to outline its commitment to arms companies. T

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A24 Solidarity Vigil for Bradley Manning at U.S. Embassy, London

26-04-2012 10:15

April the 24th there has been a vigil at U.S. Embassy, London in solidarity with Bradley Manning.

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Barclays 2012 AGM, Friday, 27 April, London

25-04-2012 12:49

Barclays 2012 AGM will be held at 11:00 (UK time) on Friday, 27 April at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Seems like a prime Target Barclays opportunity for Londoners.

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Target Barclays in Brighton, Sat 28th, 1pm

25-04-2012 11:20

There will be another Smash EDO, Brighton Jordan Valley Solidarity and Brighton and Hove PSC target Barclays demo outside Barclays in North Street, Brighton, this Saturday (the 28th) at 1pm.

Come along to make it as lively as the previous ones.

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Protest & Vigil At Shenstone Drones Factory 3pm Fri 11 May

25-04-2012 11:12

There will be a protest and vigil outside the drones factory in Shenstone, supported by a number of groups, including Friends of Sabeel, Stop the War and WMPSC.

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Smash EDO: The Summer of Resistance starts 1st of May

25-04-2012 10:50

On May 1st we will be holding a big noise demo at EDO/ITT starting
at 12pm.


Please come along and help kick off the Summer with a
bang. Bring pots, pans, musical instruments and sound systems.

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Confront the real terrorists: demo at arms dealers' dinner today

25-04-2012 10:14

April 25 2012, 6.30pm at the Royal Garden Hotel,
2-24 High Street Kensington: nearest tubes High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge.

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Media Scoundrels Promote War on Syria

24-04-2012 15:37

Syria's a battle zone. Western generated violence is to blame, not Assad. America's media scoundrels claim otherwise. They want him ousted by any means, including war. An April 9 Wall Street Journal commentary said "Syrian government forces (keep) bombing and killing...." Assad "reneged on (his) promises to end the bloodshed." Washington "and its allies (are) doing little or nothing to depose (his) regime. (The) illusion of diplomatic progress serves as cover for the Assads of the world to do more killing. Your move, President Obama." Like all scoundrel media commentators, Journal contributors blame victims, not villains. Their readers are betrayed, not informed. Wall Street Journal contributor Fouad Ajami long ago sold out to imperial interests for whatever he gets in return. He showed it in an op-ed headlined, "A Kosovo Model for Syria," saying: "In the Obama world, the tendency to wait has become official policy: It is either boots on the ground or head in the sand." ......

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National Gallery Complicit in Arms Trade - Disarm the National Gallery

23-04-2012 16:19

Our National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
On 31st March 2012, Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) & Stop the Arms Fair (STAF) launched a campaign to ‘Disarm the National Gallery’ in Trafalgar Square, London. A video of this action including never seen before footage of protests & discussions inside the National Gallery and an interview with BBC correspondent & Channel 4 reporter Paraic O’Brien at Stop the Arms Fair 2011 can be viewed here -

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Hands Off Somalia Public Meeting 28 April

21-04-2012 19:20

Somerstown Community Centre
150 Ossulston Street
London NW1 1EE
(Nearest tubes Kings Cross, Euston, Mornington Crescent. Map below)

Meeting starts promptly at 1pm

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Anti-war activists found guilty but police ASBO application thrown out

20-04-2012 18:24

Although found guilty following anti-war action, Judge dismisses application by National Domestic Extremism Unit for ASBO against anti-war activists

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Judge criticises MoD Plod & dismisses charges against Lindis Percy

20-04-2012 15:38

A long drawn out case against Lindis Percy has ended in North Yorkshire with the District Judge dismissing all charges. The Judge was highly critical of the police behaviour in this case, including 'mystery' police statements, failure to record the incident and failure to interview key witnesses. She concluded that the case was weak, vague and contained significant inconsistencies. Lindis was awarded costs.