McCabe, Stuart

Stuart McCabe
1 September 2003Feature

Peace News reader Stuart McCabe puts forward a proposal for common days of action for arms trade activists to organise around.

On 5 June 2003 a small group ofactivists managed to successfully blockade BAe Systems(BAeS) offices in North Edinburgh for three hours. The company refused to press charges and the police were extremely pleasant, although they stopped short of passing out tea and biscuits. A local news reporter showed up and stated that his editor would only run the story if there were arrests. There emerged an ironic situation where a peaceful protest against a developer and promoter of violent products can…