Thanks very much to everyone who gave support to Smash EDO’s Summer of Resistance campaign – that’s everyone who banged pots and pans, turned out to demos or took direct action against the factory/.
Special thanks goes out to XminY (https://www.xminy.nl/) who gave us some much needed funds.
EDO weapons systems components were likely used by Israel to commit war crimes in Gaza.
When fellow activist Gavin Pidwell and I were convicted of aggravated trespass of EDO, an arms manufacturer, at a UK Magistrates court on 23 August, pro-Israel commentators were quick to call it a “BDS [boycott, divestment and sanctions] fail.” However, this ignores both the wider implications of the arms trade and the long history of the campaign resisting EDO. Continue reading
HITTING ON THE FENCE
Another lucky escape from jail for Smash EDO campaigners as serial occupant of the dock at Brighton magistrates Chris Osmond was found ‘not guilty’ of criminal damage to the fence of EDO MBM yesterday (Wednesday 5th) Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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