Pat Sanchez ensured that Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group was represented at the demonstration at the Brimar factory on Friday 19 March 2010.
“Brimar, make the targeting equipment for the US M1A1 tanks that took part in the 'second battle of Fallujah', in Nov 04. The company also supplies parts for the delivery of depleted uranium munitions, not only by the M1A2 tank, the Bradley IFV and the Challenger 11 but by the notorious A-10 Warthog planes that have left so much contamination in Iraq. Contamination that is linked to a huge increase in birth defects and cancers. The sad thing is that the firm used to make goods with a purely civilian use, goods that no worker need have felt ashamed to make.
It was a lovely bright morning, a blackbird was singing - it felt like spring had at last come. But it felt totally wrong that workers were calmly turning up for a job that was going to help rain down death and mutilation not only for the immediate targets of those weapons, but for their descendents for many generations to come.”