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26-06-2015 04:42

6 July: Join Smash EDO at Elbit Block the Factory mass action

Smash EDO is supporting the upcoming Block the Factory mass action at UAV Engines in Shenstone, a subsidiary of Israeli Elbit systems, on July 6th. Please see  https://www.blockthefactory.org/ for updates and further info and follow @blockthefactory on twitter.

Last summer’s assault on Gaza, which killed over 2,200 Palestinians, was one of the most brutal effects of Israel’s ongoing occupation and colonisation of historic Palestine. The massacre was carried out using drones manufactured by Israeli arms company Elbit Systems. In response, activists occupied Elbit’s factory in Shenstone, causing its operations to grind to a halt and costing Elbit over £100,000.

On 6th July, to mark the first anniversary of the assault on Gaza, groups and campaigners from across the UK are going back to Elbit’s factory to demand that the UK stops arming Israel. Join us for a day of creative action in solidarity with Palestine!

Supporting organisations have endorsed the call and will be there taking collective action to block the factory from making these weapons.

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04-03-2015 21:26

Smash EDO response to supreme court ruling on surveillance

This morning John Catt lost his case in the supreme court to have his details removed from the 'domestic extremist' database. Smash EDO have issued the following statement in response to the verdict. For more info see Network for Police Monitoring's analysis here:  https://netpol.org/2015/03/03/catt-judgment-supreme-court/ and  http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/04/secret-police-file-90-year-old-campaigner-lawful-court-rules for mainstream coverage.

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19-12-2014 13:14

Barclays blockaded over arms trade shares

Today Smash EDO and Brighton Palestine Action blockaded Barclays Bank for an hour before activists were removed. The action was part of a campaign aimed at forcing the bank to have nothing to do with shares in Elbit Systems, Exelis (EDO MBM's parent company), BAE, Raytheon and other arms companies. It comes a month after a nationwide day of action saw occupations of Barclays in cities across the UK

One person was arrested, who had glued himself to the front doors of the bank. He was dressed as Santa wearing a placard which read 'Santa says you've been a very naughty bank this year'.

Here's the initial press report from the Argus  http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/11678702.Santa_arrested_after_gluing_himself_to_doors_of_Barclays_Bank/

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20-03-2014 03:19

Exelis developed nuclear power plant bombing plans for the US military

A contract document from Exelis.inc , parent of Brighton arms maker EDO MBM, reveals the corporation was contracted to assess the potential for bunker buster bombing missions on nuclear power plants.

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17-03-2014 20:24

Activists Blockade NATO Conference

Delegate's car blocked from reaching the NATO conference Anti-militarist activists have blockade a NATO conference at a stately home in the Sussex countryside.

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30-08-2013 10:41

Resist the attack on Syria - Smash the arms trade - demonstrate 3rd Sept at EDO

DEMONSTRATE Tues 3rd September - 4-6pm, EDO Arms Factory, Home Farm Rd, Brighton

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30-06-2013 21:40

EDO Director at secretive UK future weapons conference

In April, John Eaton EDO MBM (Exelis) Director of Design, gave a presentation at a secretive weapons research conference on 'disruptive technologies' organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

John Eaton has previously attended confrences in the US to present research being carried out at EDO MBM in Brighton into miniature weapons systems used on unmanned drones.

The latest UK conference was restricted to UK nationals with classified security status.

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24-06-2013 19:55

EDO MBM files accounts showing 2012 business losses

Brighton arms firm EDO MBM Technology Ltd has filed 2012 accounts showing poor results for 2012, the year it was targetted by the Smash EDO Summer of Resistance campaign of direct action.

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19-03-2013 07:11

Campaigners lock themselves to the gates of arms factory on 10th anniversary of Iraq invasion

EDO blockade 19 March 2013 Campaigners have blockaded the gates of a Brighton arms factory on the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

A group of activists arrived at the EDO MBM factory at 6am and three of them affixed themselves to the gates using bicycle d-locks and superglue.

The action was held this morning to mark the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003.

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11-03-2013 12:46

Activist risks jail,pledges not to answer questions if stopped under Terror laws

Tom Woodhead, who is currently being held by Israeli immigration authorities has pledged not to answer questions if British authorities attempt to misuse the Terrorism Act 2000 when he is deported to the UK.

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04-03-2013 12:40

UK peace activist faces deportation by Israeli occupation authorities


UK peace activist faces deportation by Israeli occupation authorities and is set to be detained by Special Branch under anti-terror powers upon return

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14-01-2013 11:54

CPS Clears EDO Weapons Inspectors of All Charges

Brighton 16 July 2012 14 January 2013

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11-12-2012 02:38

Remembering the dead in Gaza this Wednesday at EDO


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16-11-2012 22:04

Smash EDO: Fundraiser and Gaza demo

A quick Smash EDO update about things going on this weekend in Brighton.

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01-11-2012 13:43

Halloween haunting at EDO MBM - Demo report 31/10/12

Every year the victims of the components made at the EDO MBM factory rise from the grave and lurch toward the Brighton arms manufacturer in search of revenge and living flesh…

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29-10-2012 13:30

Yearly Smash EDO Halloween demo, Wed 31st, 4pm

It's almost time for the yearly Smash EDO Halloween demo. Dress in your scariest mask and come prepared to haunt some arms dealers.


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27-09-2012 13:11

Smash EDO Fundraiser @ the Cowley Club tomorrow

Friday 28th September

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16-09-2012 21:28

EDO parent corp director to chair secret Pentagon meeting on Iran

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.

Cryptome.org 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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23-08-2012 22:45

Manufacture of components used to fire cluster munitions challenged in court

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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23-08-2012 18:10

Smash EDO blockaders found guillty, appeal planned

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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22-08-2012 13:16

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

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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09-08-2012 11:51

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

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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04-08-2012 21:40

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

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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04-08-2012 19:39

Smash EDO trial runs out of time

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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