Smash EDO, Brighton’s anti-arms protest group and its supporters will be marching through Brighton on Monday 4th June to protest against the continued presence of EDO MBM in the community and the recent aggression against Iran.
The demonstration is part of the campaign's ongoing Summer of Resistance that has seen regular noise demonstrations, critical mass bike rides and direct action against the factory. The march aims to draw attention to Israel, the UK and the USA’s warmongering and reflects the campaign's desire to build a widespread anti-war movement to counter the prospect of yet another brutal imperialist war.
Andrew Beckett, press spokesperson for the group said “Israel's recent warmongering is disturbing at best. Their willingness to play with fire and risk the lives of thousands in an attack on Iran is deeply callous. Support in the US and UK for such an attack is also deeply worrying. It is important that we build an anti-war movement that learns the lessons of the Iraq war in order to prevent further bloodshed."
The march will assemble at midday at the Barclays branch on North Street (the market-maker for EDO MBM’s parent company ITT Exelis) and march along Western Road to Hove Town Hall.
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'EDO MBM Technology Ltd, Brighton is a subsidiary of US arms company ITT Exelis. Excelis describes itself as 'a leader in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) related products and systems and information and technical services, supplying military, government and commercial customers in the United States and globally'