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Smash EDO Campaign
Includes the EDO Decommissioners Trial, On The Verge and police oppression of the Smash EDO campaign (see also Arms Trade)

ITT's Hammertime Smash EDO protest in Brighton
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15th October 2010 | Issue 743 - HAMMERING HOME THE POINT - The ‘ITT’s Hammertime’ Smash EDO demo in Brighton on Wednesday (13th) ended with over fifty arrests, after police made it clear they were going to protect the arms makers at any cost.


EDO Decommissioners victory
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2nd July 2010 | Issue 729 - THEY THINK IT'S ALL OVER... ITT IS NOW!! - The EDO Decommissioners trial ends in Hove Crown Court with all defendants getting unanimous acquittals. Could it be all over for EDO/ITT in Brighton?

Wild At Heart
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15th January 2010 | Issue 705 - WILD AT HEART - As the Smash EDO campaign announces location for the Remember Gaza demo - Brighton's Wild Park.

Brighton film maker has house raided in a cack-handed intelligence gathering exercise by Sussex Police about the Smash EDO campaign.
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19th June 2009 | Issue 680 - COPS, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE - Sussex Police raid the home of Brighton film maker on a tenuous pretext. It is in fact a general intelligence gathering effort, as they try to attack Smash EDO.

Riot P*rn Monthly
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8th May 2009 | Issue 675 - BRIGHTON ROCKED - As Smash EDO May Day Mayhem Hits The Streets Of Brighton...

Police make attempts to prevent the spread of Swine Flu
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1st May 2009 | Issue 674 - SWINE FLU - With Sussex police promising a big contingent for Smash EDO's Mayday demo in Brighton, it is feared that they could unleash an outbreak of swine flu.

EDO gets smashed
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23rd January 2009 | Issue 663 - DECOMMISSION ACCOMPLISHED - “I don’t feel I’m going to do anything illegal tonight, but I’m going to go into an arms factory and smash it up to the best of my ability so that it cannot actually work or produce munitions... [which] have been provided to the Israeli army so that they can kill children.” - Elijah Smith, one of the EDO 9.

Sussex Police unveil glossy new look
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6th June 2008 | Issue 634- IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE - SchNEWS coverage of Smash EDO's national demo in Brighton on June 4th, the Carnival Against The Arms Trade. This image depicts a policeman covered in white paint...

University Challenge
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23rd May 2008 | Issue 633- SELF DEFENCE - As Sussex Uni students, part of the Smash EDO campaign to close down the Brighton bomb parts factory EDO-MBM, are denied legal aid for imprisonable charges by the judge on the grounds that “they are intelligent enough to represent themselves”.

Sussex Police Film Promotion Agency
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28th March 2008 | Issue 626 - VERGE ON THE ROAD - The first leg of the Smash EDO tour over the last week has taken in Oxford, Bath, Hereford and finished up at Bristol’s Kebele social centre. According to movie director Steve Bishop, “The whole things has been massively energised by Sussex Police’s cack-handed attempt at censorship – so cobblers / bollocks to them basically. Venue organisers have been surprised at the turn outs – obviously huge credit has to go to everyone who organised a screening at short notice.”

On The Verge gets a U rating by Sussex Police - Unsuitable for all
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20th March 2008 | Issue 625 - SHOWSTOPPERS - As Police seek to axe anti-arms trade movie - Yet another below the belt blow to civil liberties was struck by the Sussex Plod this Monday. The long-awaited world premier of SchMOVIES ‘On The Verge’- the cinematic debut of the Smash Edo campaign - was cancelled after police intervention. In the days that followed, across the country venues due to show the film on the forthcoming tour have received visits from the police and licensing authorities keen to stop screenings.

Smash EDO Karaoke Four are acquiited
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14th March 2008 | Issue 624 - NO TIME FOR LOSERS - As Karaoke Four are acquitted - Another mighty cock up this week for Sussex Police - as yet again the crown prosecution (CPS) has been forced to drop a Smash EDO court case. This time it’s the ‘Karaoke Four’ – who famously were arrested after a window-rattling rendition of ‘We Are The Champions’ during the Smash EDO ‘Bad Karaoke’ demo in October 2007

Bohemian Rhapsody Smash EDO stylee
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12th Oct 2007 | Issue 606 - UNDER PRESSURE - As Sussex police step up the campaign to smash 'Smash EDO'...

Police dismantle SchNEWS's tatty army marquee at the Smash EDO Action Camp, August 2007
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31th August 2007 | Issue 601- TENTS STAND OFF
- Smash EDO action camp round-up -
It’s been a hectic week in Brighton as Smash EDO and Sussex Police once again faced off over the presence of US arms manufacturer EDO MBM in the town. Local campaigners, having appealed for a national presence of peace activists for a protest camp, pitched up in Wild Park in Moulsecoomb - cheekily situated right behind EDOs main factory site on Home Farm Rd. SchNEWS had eyes on the ground...


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10th March 2006 | Issue 535 - PIGS MIGHT LIE - Sussex police have shot themselves in the foot with unerring aim again after charges were dropped against eight activists relating to a mass demo outside Brighton bomb-builders EDO MBM on May 31st last year. Three of the defendants were up for the “Go directly to jail” offence of ‘assault police’, and others for Section 5 and obstruction of the Highway. The charges were formally dropped on Thursday afternoon, and a CPS statement claimed that as the injunction had now effectively collapsed it was ‘no longer in the public interest’ to continue the prosecutions.


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Jolly Roger Press
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Jolly Roger Press -
SchNEWS's take on an anarchist publishing house catalogue produced for the Anarchist Bookfair, Issue 608 - October 2007 (Download PDF - 970kb)

Blair Mugshot
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Blair Charge Sheet
- as Blair leaves, we look at his record - Issue 594, June 2007 (Click Here)

Rave Casualty Support Group
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Barrio Social Centre - What's On Guide - SchNEWS looks at a typical British social centre. Issue 573 - Jan 2007. (Download PDF - 220kb)

Upper Crust - from the spoof festival guide
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Spoof Festival Guide
- close to the bone parody of UK festival scene produced for Big Green Gathering, Issue 553 - August 2006. (Download PDF - 2.2meg)

Winston get a mohawk - Mayday 2000
SchNEWS Worst Britain
- produced for the Peace De Resistance book in 2003 (Click Here)

Are You Really Green? - questionnaire produced for the Big Green Gathering 2007 (not yet available)