Recent surveys estimate over a million people have been killed by the conflict in Iraq, so there are expected to be plenty of ghosts enthusiastically following Halloween traditions to ward off evil spirits. EDO MBM makes parts for the Paveway bomb, which was the munition most used in the aerial bombardment of Iraq in 2003.
Sarah Johnson, spokesperson for Smash EDO, says 'The weapons components they make at EDO in Brighton create a real life horror story for millions of people when families are torn apart by war. We invite everyone to come with fancy dress, or without, to tell the arms dealers that their murderous trade is not welcome here or anywhere else. Bring pans, drums, whistles and flares.
Notes for Journalists
Campaign against EDO MBM
People involved in the anti-EDO campaign include, but are not limited to: local residents, the Brighton Quakers, peace activists, anti-capitalists, Palestine Solidarity groups, human rights groups, trade unionists, academics and students. The campaign started in August 2004 with a peace camp. It's avowed aim is to expose EDO MBM and their complicity in war crimes and to remove them from Brighton.