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You Can Run But You Can't Hide - Droning On!

26-06-2012 18:58

Activists from Bristol Against the Arms Trade and Bath Stop The Drones claim a victory as Drone conference moved away from Bath.

Following a raucous protest in Bristol, and a packed out public meeting in Bath, the Clarion Events UAV conference had to be moved to deepest darkest Wiltshire.

The Defence Acadamy near Shrivenham is managed by Clanfield University and the MOD. Safely protected by barbed wire and a police presence the conference commenced whilst members of BAAT unfurled their banners and made, what has become a trade mark of theirs, lots of noise.

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Bradley Manning back in court today. Banner drop in Wrexham, Wales

25-06-2012 12:15

Bradley Manning, accused WikiLeaks whistleblower, is back at Fort Meade, Maryland, USA today for another pretrial 'motions' hearing. He has now been incarcerated for 25 months in circumstances that make a fair trial impossible. Solidarity actions are taking place around the world today. In Wrexham, banners were put up over the main A483 by-pass this morning.

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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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CIA Arming Syrian Insurgents

24-06-2012 13:58

On June 21, The New York Times headlined "CIA Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition," saying: Operating covertly from southern Turkey, CIA operatives are "decid(ing) which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers." Weapons supplied include "automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition, (and) antitank weapons...." They're smuggled across Turkey's border through "a shadowy network of intermediaries...." They're also entering through Lebanon.

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Decision (not now) expected any time on Assange asylum application

22-06-2012 16:55

supporter outside the Ecuador Embassy, London
Reports from supporters outside the Ecuador Embassy in London are that a decision is expected any time on Julian Assange's asylum application.

Update 6.30pm: no decision now expected today.

Supporters welcome at ongoing vigil outside the embassy.

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Reflections on the Tory smear campaign against Smash EDO

22-06-2012 14:06

Smash EDO is a grassroots response to the EDO MBM factory in Mouslecoomb's complicity in war crimes - a banner under which people opposed to those crimes can rally. Towards that end Smash EDO is currently organising a Summer of Resistance against EDO MBM.

Over the past few months Brighton and Hove Conservative Party (B&HCP) and, in particular, Robert Nemeth, Deputy Chairman (political) of B&HCP and manager of the office of Mike Weatherley, Tory MP for Hove, have engaged in a smear campaign which has attempted to label our campaign as anti-Semitic.

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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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Activists blockade Faslane Naval Base

19-06-2012 10:35

Today at 7 o’ clock in the morning activists of the Faslane Peacecamp blockaded the Trident Naval Base. Three people locked on in front of the South Gate. From the original five people at the North Gate two were arrested immediately while the rest were able to blockade one lane of the road. The blockade lasted about 90 minutes.

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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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The Boy Who Shot the Queen of England

18-06-2012 20:07

“Your Majesty. Don’t go to the Trooping the Colour ceremony because there is an assassin set up to kill you, waiting just outside the palace.”

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Gone but not forgotten - one year since Brian Haw's death

18-06-2012 14:14

A brief tribute to a great man of peace whose legacy continues today.

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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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One week, Two actions: Vigil For Bradley Manning & Rally for Julian Assange

17-06-2012 20:05

Vigil for Bradley Manning at US Embassy
Mon 25 June, 3pm: Vigil for Bradley Manning at US Embassy.
Thu 28 June, 3pm: Rally for Julian Assange at Swedish Embassy.

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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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Faslane Peace Campers Trespass at Coulport Nuclear Weapons Depot

15-06-2012 19:53

explosives handling jetty coulport
Two Peace Campers entered the the Explosives Handling Jetty area at RNAD Coulport in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Supreme Court rejects application to reopen Julian Assange's extradition appeal

14-06-2012 20:46

The UK Supreme Court today rejected the application to reopen Julian Assange's extradition appeal.

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Banner drops for Bradley Manning in Liverpool

14-06-2012 20:33

outside John Moores Uni
I had a couple of hours to kill in Liverpool this afternoon, and two big banners in my rucksack...

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Veterans blockade Faslane nuclear weapons base in Scotland

14-06-2012 12:27

Trident Ploughshares

Press Release
14 June 2012

Two Pensioners blockade Faslane

This morning two Trident Ploughshares activists sat in the road at the North Gate of Faslane Trident Submarine base, stopping any traffic from entering the base for 15 minutes as part of the Faslane Peace Camps call for 30 Days of Action.

For details of other actions to mark the anniversary, see:

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Report of Critical Mass against EDO

14-06-2012 11:12

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