Activists face trial following two-day action at Kent-based arms factory

Seven anti-militarist activists are due to attend Folkestone Magistrates Court tomorrow to enter their pleas in an aggravated trespass case relating to an action at Elbit-Instro arms factory. The alleged offence carries a maximum sentence of three months in prison. A number of the activists are locally connected to Kent. The activists were arrested last

Notes from the USA

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Racism Throughout October dispossessed families from Central America approached the US border in a so-called ‘caravan’. Predictably – instead of recognising that US (foreign) policies cause poverty and oppression – right-leaning

Anti-arms activists found not guilty over BAE break-in

In the second broadly positive result for the anti-arms movement, Quaker activist Sam Walton and Reverend Daniel Woodhouse have been acquitted of any law-breaking over their attempt to break into a BAE facility and disarm Typhoon fighter jets destined for Saudi Arabia. The pair were found not guilty at Burnley Magistrates Court following their arrest