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Last Tuesday, the Smash EDO's first protest as part of the Summer of Resistance took place on the gate of EDO/ ITT EXELIS.
The Bad Noise demo started around midday with around 25-35 people - all equipped with banners and anything that might cause a racket (well, no missiles obviously). All kinds of instruments were given a thorough bashing but any hint of musical harmony was promptly smashed by several kitchen utensils banging on anything metallic. Young and old were present, tea was served and anyone inside or near the factory was left in no doubt about the level of disgust felt directed against Brighton's favourite arms dealers.
15 minutes before it ended one copper left his van and started bullying a girl half his age who was ringing a cow bell. She was arrested under section 5 - claiming that that her conduct was alarming in some unknown (and probably unknowable) way.
One protester (who preferred to remain nameless) said, “The unnecessary and unjust arrest highlights the role of the police in this Summer of Resistance. The disproportionate police presence shows that protecting the military industry is their priority. The completely uncalled-for arrest only proved that the police are there to do ITT Corporation's bidding.”
The fight continues with plenty of demos and actions over the coming months. Activists are also being called to Phone & Twitter Blockade on Thursday, 3rd May. To tell them what your thoughts are on their business as usual call 01273 810500 / fax 810565. www.smashedo.org.uk
Sudanese refugees and supporters protest in London to highlight the 10 year anniversary of the conflict which ripped apart their regions.
'Ground the Drones' demo to take place in Lincoln this Saturday as UK expands armed drone programme - and international resistance to the Drone Wars amps up.
It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since the US-UK coalition invaded Iraq. 10 years since that fatal day on the 19th of March 2003 when the neoconservative “Crazies in the White House” bought their own propaganda and believed they could reshape the Middle-East with a blitzkrieg military campaign of “Shock and Awe”.
Israeli forces have begun a massive terror campaign against the Gaza Strip
Robot wars in Afghanistan are set to increase when the Ministry of Defence unveils it's new five armed Reaper drones...
Azhar Ahmed convicted for criticising the occupation of Afghanistan on social media.
Smash EDO campaigner vindicated in court.
Smash EDO campaigners found guilty after glue-on