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You could almost hear the howls of EDO ITT's victims as they rose from the dead on Halloween to haunt those responsible for their killings. Grim Reapers and Abu Ghraib victims joined nearly 20 Smash EDO protesters at 4pm in a noise demo outside Brighton's arms factory, EDO MBM. Chants such as "blood on your hands, shame on you" were shouted as EDO workers exited the arms factory, whilst the demonstrators reminded EDO of the many countries where they are complicit in war crimes. Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Palestine, Pakistan and Yemen are on their bloody list. Just after the demo ended, news came in of yet another attack on Gaza by Israel.

Smash EDO were in court twice last week. One person was found guilty for the most crap arrest of last year's Summer Of Resistance: tapping a cowbell on a noise demo. They got a £1,000 fine for the heinous crime. Two others were found guilty of criminal damage after they locked and glued themselves to the gates of EDO on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq invasion earlier this year. SchNEWS spoke to someone involved with the campaign, “Ironic how a little bit of glue on a gate is a criminal offence, whilst the company which makes parts for F16s and Paveway bombs doesn't get questioned about its criminal activities”.

"Every bomb that is dropped, every bullet that is fired in the name of this war of terror, has to be made somewhere. And wherever that is, it can be resisted." There are regular noise demonstrations outside the factory which is located on Home Farm Business Park, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9HU, on Wednesdays between 4 and 6pm (keep an eye on the website). Go and raise some hell!

Stories about similar subjects...

We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.

Smash EDO is back in the game of making an arms company an unpleasant place to work by playing broken musical instruments and cheesy songs outside

A national week of solidarity with Afghanistan - drone capital of the world - takes place with Fly Kites Not Drones day, with our local event hosted by anti-militarists Smash Edo.

'Ground the Drones' demo to take place in Lincoln this Saturday as UK expands armed drone programme - and international resistance to the Drone Wars amps up.

Smash EDO campaigner vindicated in court.

Smash EDO campaigners found guilty after glue-on

EDO blockaders finally get their day in court.

Police high tech tool of oppression turned against the arms dealers during Smash EDO's Weapons Inspection demo

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