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UK Smash EDO Newswire Archive

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Smash EDO October events

04-10-2012 09:37

Hello everyone

Smash EDO has been pretty quiet for a while but, rest assured, we've been plotting and scheming. Here's a few events we've got coming up. We're building up to our Halloween demo at the end of the month

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EDO parent corp director to chair secret Pentagon meeting on Iran

16-09-2012 21:28

John J. Hamre is a former US Deputy Secretary of Defense, and the current chairman of Defense Policy Board, a secretive federal advisory committee to the United States Department of Defense. Hamre also happens to be a paid director of ITT Exelis, the parent of Brighton's own EDO MBM Technology Ltd. has recently released documents of a secret meeting to be chaired by Hamre on the subject of ' national security issues regarding
Iran, including Internal Political Dynamics and Security Posture and

As the war drums beat louder it appears those with a direct financial interest in any military attack on Iran are at the heart of policy making machine that could make it happen.

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Manufacture of components used to fire cluster munitions challenged in court

23-08-2012 22:45

Two anti-militarist activists were found guilty of aggravated trespass in Brighton today. The pair had glued themselves to the gates of the EDO MBM factory in the early hours of 27th April 2011 in protest at the sale of umbilical cables for use in Afghanistan and also to the Israeli military.

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Smash EDO blockaders found guillty, appeal planned

23-08-2012 18:10

Smash EDO Press Release

Two anti-militarist activists were found guilty of aggravated trespass in Brighton today. The pair had glued themselves to the gates of the EDO MBM factory in the early hours of 27th April 2011 in protest at the sale of bomb rack umbilical cables called Field Replaceable Connector Systems (FRCS) for use on US warplanes and also to the Israeli military.

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Smash EDO Press Release- arms trade protest case- Verdict expected this Thursday

22-08-2012 13:16

Smash EDO Press Release,. Wed 22 August 2012, Contact: Andrew Beckett or Sam Hayward - 0752655743



R-v-Nero and Pidwell

VENUE: Brighton Magistrates Court
Edward Street, Brighton
TIME: 10:am
DATE: 23 August 2012

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UAVs do enable 'extra judicial asssassination' admits arms industry editor

09-08-2012 11:51

Darren Lake, Acting Editor of UNMANNED Vehicles, an arms trade magazine for for the drone industry makes some suprizingly candid admissions in his August/September 2012 issue editorial...

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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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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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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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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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Smash EDO: Final info for July 16th

12-07-2012 15:42

One final reminder about details and lead up events before the weapons inspection on Monday.

If you have any portable sound system, please bring it along to the action!

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Gathering to plan resistance to the G8 - this Sunday in Brighton

12-07-2012 09:29

This is a call for all of those who wish to mobilise for a MASS
MOBILISATION against the G8 summit in the UK in 2013.
A initial meeting will take place on SUNDAY the 15th JULY, from 11am to 6pm, at the COMMUNITY BASE centre in Brighton, hosted by people from the Smash EDO campaign.
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