On 17th January 2009, as Israeli bombs rained down on Gaza, six people broke into the EDO factory in Brighton and decommissioned the production line damaging their capability to make weapons to be used against Gazan civilians.
At this public meeting, just two days before the start of the decommissioners trial, where they will argue that their actions were justified, we will discuss EDO's complicity in war crimes worldwide.
COLM BRYCE - Colm is one of the Raytheon 9, who, during the Israeli bombing of Lebanon, broke into the Raytheon plant in Derry and decommissioned it. They were acquitted in 2008 after arguing their actions were legally justified - http://www.raytheon9.org/
GUY SMALLMAN - On May 4th 2009 NATO a B1 bomber dropped bombs on the village of Granai killing up to 140 civilians. Guy Smallman visited the scene shortly afterward. The B1 bomber utilizes components supplied by EDO/ITT in Brighton.
PLUS UPDATES FROM THE SMASH EDO CAMPAIGN
Saturday June 5th, from 9pm at the Gladstone, Lewes Road, £3 donation: Support the Decommissioners benefit gig with Clear as Mud, Wild Katz, Zora and the Tatsmiths and poetry from Robin.
Monday June 7th: Start of the Decommissioners trial. Vigil outside the court from 9am. The case is scheduled for Hove Crown Court, Lansdowne Road but please check the web-site in case of changes.
Wednesday June 9th: If I had a hammer noise demo outside in support of the defendants. 4-6 outside EDO/ITT, Home Farm Road, Brighton.
Hope to see you at some all or of those events.