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Good Energy ditches G4S over ethical concerns

07-08-2012 01:11

Good Energy has decided to drop G4S as its meter reading contractor following complaints from customers that its contract with the notorious security giant flies in the face of its ethical policy.

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Smash EDO: End to the summer of Resistance & August break

04-08-2012 21:40

We've had an intense few months with the summer of resistance and will be taking a break from the noise demos in August to build up energy for the autumn. If any of you out there have any actions planned August might be a good time to carry them out! Below is a summary of what's been going on during the summer.

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Smash EDO trial runs out of time

04-08-2012 19:39

The crime reporter of The Argus does his best to cover the drama and technical complexities of the latest Smash EDO protest trial in Brighton.

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One World Festival Supports EDO

01-08-2012 14:10

One World Festival supports EDO

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Speech Chris Nineham

29-07-2012 15:06

Speech from Chris Nineham at the counter olympic demonstration.

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Brighton arms trade corruption challenged in court

29-07-2012 10:07

Smash EDO Press Release

4:PM Friday 27 July 2012

Contact: Andrew Beckett or Sam Hayward - 07526557436

Smash EDO website:

CASE NAME: R-v-Nero and Pidwell

VENUE: Brighton Magistrates Court, Edward Street, Brighton


DATE: 31 July 2012 – 2 August 2012

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Diggers2012: Activities at Runnymede Eco Village this Saturday

26-07-2012 12:58

This saturday (28th) we are hosting a range of interesting activities including: wild food foraging, permaculture design, cobbing the Longhouse, a discussion on ‘Sustainability and Land’, plus much more

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Peace news 2012 Summer Camp open June 26th

26-07-2012 00:25

You can still come to the Camp if you have not yet registered or paid.

Online registration has now closed but you can pay for entrance and meals on arrival.

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Inside the Global Arms Trade - A talk by Andrew Feinstein, 26/7

25-07-2012 10:19

Thursday 26th of July: The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade -Talk by Andrew Feinstein. 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton. Free entry.Followed by a Q and A. Discounted copies of the book will be on sale after the talk.

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Solidarity in London, Wrexham, Brisbane as Bradley Manning is back in court in US

19-07-2012 07:31

Vigil outside US Embassy, London

Accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning has been back in court at Fort Meade, Maryland, US this week for another pretrial hearing. Solidarity action has been organised outside the court, elsewhere in the US including 'Fort Manning' occupation of the federal courthouse in LA and around the world including London, Wrexham and Brisbane. For some background and a summary of the current situation at court, see this interview with Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network and Kevin Gosztola's blog.

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Diggers2012: Permaculture Open Day @ Runnymede Eco Village this Saturday

18-07-2012 17:57

This Saturday, 21st July, the residents of Runnymede Eco Village, Windsor, warmly invite you to an open day of workshops, discussions and fun for all ages.

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Smash EDO: Andrew Feinstein talk and London CAAT action

17-07-2012 21:08

Smash EDO upcoming events update.

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EDO MBM shut-down after activists lock on to police cordon

17-07-2012 16:37

On Monday 16th July anti arms trade campaigners held a mass ‘citizens’ weapons inspection’ of the EDO MBM arms factory in Brighton.

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Weapons Inspection Update - EDO Brighton

16-07-2012 15:35

Banner outside EDO despite police cordon
Turned out nice again - despite pre-demo smears from the local rag and assortment of Tory wankers - Smash EDO succeeded in shutting down the arms factory for the day and a blockade and lock-on is still in place at Home Park Rd.

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Obama Planning More War

14-07-2012 22:10

America's favorite pastime isn't baseball. It's war, permanent imperial wars that won't end in our lifetime Dick Cheney said earlier. America is addicted to war. One nation after another is ravaged and plundered. Unchallenged global dominance is sought. Who's next? Syria? Iran? Washington's long knives target both countries. On June 29, AP headlined "US, Russia fail to reach agreement on Syria, jeopardizing Annan plan to end crisis," saying: Before heading for Geneva, Hillary Clinton and Sergey Lavrov met in St. Petersburg. Differences between them weren't resolved.

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16 July: Free Bradley Manning; Protect Julian Assange. Vigils at two embassies

14-07-2012 19:26

US Embassy, Grosvenor Square at 3pm -4pm
Vigil for Bradley Manning

Ecuadorian Embassy, Knightsbridge from 4.30pm
Vigil for Julian Assange (ongoing daily vigil)

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I wrote to my MP regarding the harrrassment of Barbara Tucker

13-07-2012 20:02

I went to see my MP Mark Lazarowicz (Labour, Edinburgh North and Leith) and asked him if he could stop the harassment of Barbara – she’s not even allowed blankets now. He’s going to write to Home Secretary Theresa May - if that will do any good. MPs are off on their summer break now. I would love to see them trying to sleep in a chair with no blankets and no umbrella for just one night never mind the 175 days Barbara has had no shelter. She has been arrested 45 times in her six and a half years in the Square – for advocating peace!