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Shut ITT - October 15th, Smash EDO mass demo, Brighton.
Shut ITT, October 15th, Brighton.
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On The Verge - The Smash EDO Campaign Film
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On The Verge - the trailer
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On The Verge - stills

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In 2004 a group of Brighton peace campaigners began to bang pot and pans outside their local arms manufacturers EDO MBM in disgust of their part in the Iraq war. This has grown into the Smash EDO campaign, which has cost the company millions, been the subject olarge scale police operations and has tested the right to protest in the UK.

Using activist, police and CCTV footage plus interviews with those involved in the campaign, On The Verge tells the story of one of the most persistent and imaginative campaigns to emerge out of the UK's anti-war movement and direct action scene.

The film is already being screened on the Smash EDO Tour which has begun, and dvds will be available to buy in April - with proceeds going to Smash EDO.

Police Repression
Police have attempted to stop On The Verge being screened around the country. The premiere screening at the Duke Of Yorks Cinema in Brighton in March was pulled at the last minute after police invention, and several venues due to host the tour and film have been subjected to police threats - for more see SchNEWS 625, 630.
Read 'A misguided piece of official hysteria', the Guardian article published March 27th about police repression against On The Verge click here

Smash EDO Tour 2008

The national Smash EDO Tour 2008 travelled around the country for three months, discussing the campaign and screening On The Verge, culminating in a national convergence on Brighton for the Carnival Against The Arms Trade on June 4th. See below for the list of gigs, some of which were subject to police harassment. For more info about the tour email

Download the flyer (2 A5 flyers on one A4) on pdf (147kb) click here
Download the A4 poster (198kb) click here

17th Brighton First Showing of 'On the Verge' at the Duke of York's Cinema

6.30pm, Duke of York's Cinema - First Screening of 'On the Verge' - the Smash EDO Campaign film plus a selection of short films about occupation and resistance in Palestine. This showing was pulled by police - read more

19th Chichester New Park Centre 7-9pm
20th Southampton The Art House.7.30pm
24th Oxford East Oxford Community Centre, Cowley Rd, 7pm
25th Bath The Bell, 7.30pm
26th Hereford The Barrels, 69 St Owen St, Hereford, HR1 2JQ
27th Bristol Kebele, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton, Bristol. Ph 0117 939 9469
28th Cardiff PAD Cardiff Social Centre, 118 Clifton St, Adamsdown, Cardiff click here
1st London Foundry, 86 Great Eastern St, London, EC2 3JL. 6.30pm. For more info call Jonathan 07904256653
2nd Brighton Friends Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton. 7.30pm followed by talk.
3rd Leicester Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB, 7.30pm
4th London Synergy Centre, Camberwell, 8pm
9th Norwich The Workshop, 8pm
11th London Housmans Bookshop, 7pm
14th Liverpool Liverpool Social Centre, next door to News From Nowhere bookshop, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY. 7.30pm
15th Newcastle Star & Shadow Cinema, Battlefield, Cnr Stepney Bank & Crawhall Road, Newcastle. Ph 0191 261 0066
17th Edinburgh The Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Pl, Edinburgh, EH1 1EY. Ph 0131 220 4538
18th Glasgow The Carnival Arts Centre
21st London LARC.
22nd Leeds The Peanut Gallery Social Centre, Leeds Uni Social Centre. 6pm
19th Aberdeen Aberdeen Uni. Taylor building, A21, 7pm
23rd Nottingham University Park campus.7pm
23rd (also) St.Andrews St Andrews Uni
24th Warwick Warwick Uni
25th Sheffield Lecture theatre 3, Sheffield Uni Arts Tower, 4pm-6.30pm
27th Leeds Common Place, 23-25 Wharf St, Leeds, LS2 7EQ. Ph 0845 345 7334
28th Manchester Manchester Uni, Students union, Oxford Rd.7.30pm
29th Lancaster Gregson Centre 7pm
30th Kingston Kingston Uni.
30th (also) Cardiff South Riverside Community Development Centre, Brunel Street, Riverside, Cardiff.
1st Newport Room A19 Rathmell Building, Uni Campus, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport
2nd Wrexham Wrexham Musical Theatre Society, 1 Salop Road, Wrexham, LL13 7AF (corner of Rivulet Road and opposite Matalan)
2nd (also) Southampton Uni
5th Cambridge The Locomotive, Mill Road, 7.30pm
7th Hastings The Rooms, Western Rd 8pm
8th Birmingham The Rainbow Pub, Digbeth 7:30
14th Plymouth

The Uni

15th Totnes Dartington Arts College, 8pm
16th Exeter The Book Cycle, 7 West St, Exeter, 9pm
29th May -1st June Somerset Sunrise Festival
24th Hay The Alternative Hay Festival. 2pm
18th Brighton Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton Climate Change Film Night
21st London Pullens Centre, 184 Crampton St, Walworth, SE17 3AE, 7pm, donation
1st August North Yorkshire Northern Green Gathering
3-11th August Kent Climate Camp
27th August - 1st September Norfolk, Near Diss Earth First Summer Gathering
22nd-25th August Market Harborough Shambala
7th-10th August Herefordshire The Big Chill
8th London Portobello Film Festival
11th Ipswich Random Camel Cinema, 19a Tower St, 7.30pm
23rd Ilminster 7.30pm, at the Minster Rooms, behind a pub called The Dolphin, at 22 Silver Street Ilminster Somerset TA19 0D
28th Bath 1pm til 4, at the porter cellar, Showing of Batons and Bombs - Not an 'On the Verge' Screening'
30th Swansea Milkwoodjam, Plymouth St
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1st Bristol The Red Factory, Cave Street (off Portland Square), St Paul's, 7pm. Showing of On the Verge and Batons and Bombs


Friends Meeting House, 8pm
3rd York 7:15 to 9:45pm, Venue: Friends Meeting House Friargate. Organised by York Against the War
4th Newport Showing of Batons and Bombs in Newport - 4pm in TJs at the No Borders Fest,
8th University of St Andrews  
2009   University of St Andrews - Lochnagar Room, Mansfield Chaplaincy, Market St, St Andrew's, 7pm.
12th February Chichester Friends Meeting House - Organised by Campaign Against the Arms Trade - Chichester
March 9th London Roehampton University
March 30th Montreal Showing at the University of Mcgill see here
"Every bomb that is dropped, every bullet that is fired in the name of this War of Terror has to be made somewhere. And wherever that is, it can be resisted” - Smash EDO
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