31 July

'They did such a fine job that the military dictatorship in Indonesia, to which the plane was to be delivered the next day, has demanded a completely new one.' John Pilger

July 31, 2009 · 1 min read

On this day in 1996, four Ploughshares activists – Joanna Wilson, Lotta Kronlid, Andrea Needham and Angie Zelter – were acquitted of illegal entry and criminal damage on the basis of preventing a greater crime, after damaging an F-16 Hawk fighter jet that had been sold to the Indonesian government for use in its occupation of East Timor.

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