Shenstone Block the Factory

20 June 2015 - 9:00am
Event

EVENT DATE: 6 July 2015 - 9:00am

Location: Elbit Factory, Lynn Lane, Shenstone, Lichfield WS14 0DT

Join us on Monday 6 July for a day of creative action outside the Elbit factory as a part of our #StopArmingIsrael campaign.

RSVP now to register your interest in participating and get updates about the action (including possible transport options)!

The beginning of July marks one year since the horrific Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip last summer, which killed thousands of Palestinians. These attacks are enabled by the UK government's support of the Israeli military industry. In 2014 alone, the UK government licensed over £11.6 million worth of military equipment and arms components for export to Israel, with full knowledge of what those arms are used for. 

Elbit Systems, with its subsidiary factory in Shenstone, is one of Israel's largest arms companies, produces drones and other military technology used in Israeli military assaults on Gaza. Last year, activists occupied the factory, forcing its operations to grind to a halt while they were there. Now it's time to go back outside the same factory, this time in numbers, to transform it into a space of community rather than weapons of war. 

The Stop Arming Israel campaign will be a long-term campaign with many different approaches, including pressuring our government and the arms companies themselves. For now, let's send a powerful message to Elbit Systems that we will not stand by while they produce their deadly weapons! 

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