Home | Friday 15th January 2010 | Issue 705
WILD AT HEART
AS SMASH EDO ANNOUNCES THE LOCATION FOR MONDAY’S REMEMBER GAZA DEMO...
Our comrades at SMASH EDO have announced the location of their Remember Gaza demo.
It’s going to be in Wild Park, just outside the city centre and very near to EDO/ITT factory itself.
Wild Park isn’t difficult to find, just check out www.smashedo.org.uk for full directions.
The demo is occurring virtually on the anniversary of the Decommissioning (see SchNEWS 663) when six activists broke into the factory and wrought havoc with hammers to as one of them Elijah Smith put it “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.”
Once again the demo hasn’t been negotiated with police (and anyone in any doubts as to why that is should check out our very own - On the Verge, which documents Sussex Police’s efforts to shut down the campaign).
As Smash EDO put it themselves - "For three weeks in January 2009, the bombs rained down on Gaza. At the end of Israel’s brutal bombing campaign and ground offensive over 1400 Palestinians had been murdered, including 314 children.
Here in Brighton EDO MBM/ITT manufacture some of the weapons components that devastated so many lives. All over the world thousands of people watched appalled at the carnage on the streets of Gaza. Thousands marched and raged at the destruction of peoples’ homes and lives. On January 18th 2010, the anniversary of the final day of Operation Cast Lead, we will come together to remember the people of Gaza.
We will not allow those who supported their pain and profited from their suffering to go unchallenged. We will not let this genocide be forgotten. On the first anniversary after their deaths, we will rise up. We will take to the streets. We will remember”
SMASH EDO REMEMBER GAZA 1P.M WILD PARK, BRIGHTON
For more see www.smashedo.org.uk