Smash EDO has been pretty quiet for a while but, rest assured, we've been plotting and scheming. Here's a few events we've got coming up. We're building up to our Halloween demo at the end of the month
The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton
Shutting down an international arms company takes money - come and eat some delicious, cheap food and help support the campaign.
Stall at Sussex University - Wednesday 10th October
We'll be at Sussex Uni on the 10th - come and find out about the campaign
Down the drones demo - Wednesday 10th October
We're holding a demo at EDO as part of the Drone Wars UK week of action (see below) against the beginning of the piloting of British unmanned aircraft from the UK
Halloween demo - Wednesday October 31st
This is our big demo this month. Come along to haunt the arms dealers. Bring masks, pumpkins and anarchy.
Antimilitarist events around the UK
Drone Wars UK Week of action
Alarmingly drones WILL be operating on British soil from next month.
Please watch and *circulate* this very short (homemade) film about drones explaining what they are and why we need to stop them -
Basically drones are a form of remote controlled killing: British military currently in a base outside Las Vegas are dropping remote controlled bombs on Afghanistan, on targets who are more often than not civilians.
The week of action against drones starts THIS Saturday, there's a peace walk across Lincolnshire protesting against the opening of the first drone base on British soil at RAF Waddington.
more info at http://dronecampaignnetwork.wordpress.com/week-of-action-events/
Heckler and Koch campaign
The next picket of Heckler & Koch, gun dealers to the worlds worst, is next week on Monday the 8th., at 16.00, Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham
Stop the Arms fair
The coalition, which Smash EDO is a part of, aiming to stop the DSEi arms fair - taking place in London in 2013 - http://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/
Zombies vs the Gallery
StAF are organising a zombie halloween protest against the arms trade sponsorship of the national gallery - http://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/zombies-versus-the-arms-trade-wednesday-31-october/
Other anti-capitalist events
Smash EDO are supporting a couple of other anti-capitalist events this month
A space to resist the cuts - We'll be there joining in and running some workshops - http://cutscafelondon.wordpress.com/
Cut the Crap! the problem is Capitalism - For a radical anticapitalist presence at the TUC march on October 20th
Capitalism exploits and oppresses the many, for the interests of the few. It is the source of countless hardships. It is the driver for climate change, as natural resources are plundered for profit. Capitalism dictates poverty and austerity.
Over the past 100 years, workers the world over have struggled against capitalism, winning – with greater or lesser degrees of success – a range of “concessions”. In the UK and Europe, for example, workers have won improved wages and working conditions, pensions and the welfare state. Now the elites are trying to claw back these hard-won gains, using the excuse of the financial crisis they caused. But people are resisting: in work places, within communities, on the streets.
The crisis of Capitalism is global. While we are divided and alienated by borders, capitalism moves freely, inflicting its misery world-wide. People across the continents of Africa, Asia, and South America have long lived at the coal face of this destructive system. Cuts and privatisations are imposed upon workers in the Global South to service crippling international debt repayments mis-sold as “poverty alleviation”. Our resistance to capitalism must also be global, linking up strikes, revolts, and solidarity across the world.
Stop G8 convergence in Nottingham - 3/4 November
The G8 is coming to the UK in 2013. Joint the network planning to resist it. more info at https://network23.org/stopg8/