Join the resistance! Here's what's coming up:
Noise demos continue every Wednesday between 4-6pm at the EDO/ITT factory on Home Farm Road, Brighton. There will be monthly themed demos throughout the spring, starting next week.
JANUARY THE 21St: We will be "Naming the Dead" in Gaza outside EDO. There will also be a die-in.
JANUARY the 25th: Benefit roast at the Cowley Club, London Road, Brighton
ARTIVISM: A week of anti-war creativity FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 1. The program so far is:
FEBRUARY 24th at the Friends' Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton. 6pm Art Exhibition and Food, 7pm Poetry, music and voices in exile, Peace Choir and more.
FEBRUARY 25th-28th Art exhibition and caf'e at the Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton. Images from the Smash EDO campaign and the world events that inspired the resistance to Brighton's local bomb builders, including
-Guy Smallman, international photo-journalist. On the ground photography from Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 2006.
-The classic drawings of John Catt, veteran anti-war activist.
-Photography by Medyan Dairieh, Al-Jazeera journalist.
FEBRUARY 28th. At the Cowley Club we will be showing 'On the Verge' -the film they tried to ban...There will also be workshop at the Westhill Community Centre, Compton Avenue, Brighton, with the following schedule:
12.00-1.30pm Clandestine Rebel Clown Training
2.00-3.30pm Radical Cheerleading: make pom-poms, write cheers and practice your moves
2.00-6.30pm Carnival creations and mask making
MARCH 1st 8pm-late Benefit Finale at the Albert Pub, Trafalgar Street, Brighton. Bands TBA.
...and last but not least, Smash EDO's next big thing!
MAYDAY! MAYDAY! A MAY the 4th Reclaim The Streets type extravaganza somewhere on the streets of Brighton...keep checking www.smashedo.org.uk for updates:
For centuries Mayday has brought people together and out onto the streets.
People danced for the coming summer and the fertility of the crops.
People marched in remembrance and solidarity with their fellow workers
around the world. People gathered in their cities to fight against global
capital and exploitation. Smash EDO invites you to a celebration of all
these aspects and more. In Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine there are
people who will never plant another seed, work in safety or control what
they produce. These are the people whose lives have been destroyed by war
and occupation whose pain is transferred into profit by the arms trade.
The war machine can only exist through the demands of international
capital and the greed of industry. There has been a long vibrant campaign
to stop these war profiteers in the city of Brighton, come and be part of
Smash EDO has been campaigning for over four years to close down EDO
MBM/ITT. EDO produce arms components which are used against civilians
around the world. Smash EDO will not give up until we close the factory
down. Last year hundreds of people from around the country came to the
'Carnival Against the Arms Trade' and Shut ITT demonstrations. Since then
a network of anti-militarist groups has begun working together against
the war machine across the UK. If EDO closes it will send shockwaves
through the UK arms industry We want this to be the biggest show of force
yet against EDO.
Bring passion, drums, flags, sound systems. WEAR RED
Meet 12 noon (see www.smashedo.org.uk and www.indymedia.org.uk to find out
If you can't make it to any demos but still want to fight the war machine, consider a donation to the Smash EDO campaign as we are skint. Details of how to make a donation can be found on