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A column by Abby Zimet
A column by Abby Zimet

Direct Action Works: Elbit Have Left the Building

Offering a glimmer of hope "the merchants of death are not invincible," Palestine Action has successfully shut down the London headquarters of Israel's largest arms company Elbit Systems after pummeling them with six actions in six weeks. Days later, activists also again occupied a drone factory in Shenstone, arguing, "If you aid war criminals, you are war criminals." The London closure marks the second rout of an Elbit site in the U.K. in under two years, prompting the group's defiant slogan "2 Down, 8 To Go." "Maybe (Elbit) should have a think," says one member. "We are not going away."

Abby Zimet · Jun 27, 2022

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