More releases follow after the 1936 single and 1987 sees the band touring all over Europe in an original fire engine. Later that year they form a band called Antidote together with British punkers Chumbawamba and record the 7″ Destroy Fascism!. Also an Antidote bootleg 7″ appears carrying the title One Does Not Sell The Earth Upon Which The People Walk with recordings made in the rehearsal space.
Up until then every album or single was released on The Ex’ own label, which changed names with every new release. In 1988 they officially name the label Ex Records and stick with it. The same year The Ex cause a stir in the Netherlands by releasing Rara Rap, an anti-apartheid single released for the benefit of RaRa, which was a Dutch extreme left wing activist group fighting for retrieval of western companies from South Africa. Later that year they record two songs for Intifada, a compilation-album about the Palestinian uprising.