UK Smash EDO Newswire Archive
05-11-2008 09:50yes, with only two rooftop occupations, a noise demo and about twenty arrests in the last 3 weeks, it was time they pulled their finger out!
23-10-2008 12:09the Shut ITT demonstration was held last Wednesday in Brighton...
The Smash EDO/MBM/ITT campaign called another march in Brighton.
17-10-2008 10:23Once again the ability of Smash EDO to stand up to police bullying and intimidation was impressive and inspiring. This was perhaps most obvious as the police blocked the march to the EDO factory and marchers stood their ground against police batons and pepper spray.
16-10-2008 14:28This story is due to appear in The Guardian tomorrow, but has been forward to DISARM DSEi after the freelancer concerned (who has done all the work on the story), was shafted by both CAAT and The Guardian.
16-10-2008 10:19Yesterday at around 2.15pm protesters emerged from the woods above the ITT factory into an adjoining field. They had brought with them a sound system. Also in the field were two Police dog handlers and several other officers in riot gear. At one point during the clashes a photographer who was recording the Police action was assaulted. A dog handler set his dog on him causing serious injury.
15-10-2008 19:58Smash EDO Press Release
15/10/2008 For immediate release
Contact Chloe Marsh or Andrew Beckett: tel - 07754135290, e-mail
A mass protest against Brighton-based arms manufacturers EDO MBM/ITT has just started. Organised by the Smash EDO campaign, the event is called Shut ITT! and is the third such demonstration this year. Last June, Brighton saw the Carnival Against the Arms Trade, organised by Smash EDO too. The 600 or so protesters then managed to reach the Brighton bomb factory despite police attempts to stop them.
Below is a full timeline put together by the Indymedia Dispatch team. It's being updated as reports come in, so keep an eye on it!
15-10-2008 09:38there are cop cars at brighton station and driving around St Peters church near the Level
14-10-2008 11:20Brighton rag The Argus serves as police propaganda tool. last week the Argus printed a few lines on the demo without publishing any letter or press release from Smash Edo
13-10-2008 17:25Smash EDO are planning a demo on Oct 15th from Falmer Station