Come along to a talk by Andrea Needham, co-author of the recently published Hammer Blow: Ten women who disarmed a war plane.
Wednesday 18 January – 7-9pm at the Feminist Library.
On 29 January 1996, Jo Blackman, Lotta Kronlid and Andrea Needham broke into a British Aerospace factory in Lancashire and used household hammers to disarm a Hawk warplane bound for Indonesia. They were arrested, charged with £2.4m of criminal damage, and sent to prison to await trial. A week later, Angie Zelter joined them. After six months in prison, all four were acquitted in a court case that effectively put Britain’s arms trade on trial.
Entry by donation.