Once again it was time to revisit the so-called RAF base at Menwith Hill, in reality an American communications base, seen by the US as a crucial facility for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as for Missile Defense. Once again we demanded our Independence FROM America and were joined this year by folk-singer Roy Bailey, human rights activist Peter Tatchell, jounalist and activist Yvonne Ridley, East Lancs CND Choir, John Slobaba of Iraq Body Count, Samba Tigers and here raising the roof, Les Vegas and the International Playboys of Rhythm *
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General view of people gathering outside the base *
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Martin Schweiger, doctor, Quaker and activist who acted as host for the day and also led a 2 minutes silence to remember all victims of war and conflicts especially Afghanistan, Iraq and the struggles known as the Arab Spring *
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Some of those listening to Martin *
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Lindis Percy of the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB)with another amazing hat with it's white balls echoeing the many radomes inside the base *
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Peter Kenyon and Joan West of East Lancs CND reading the Peoples Declaration of Independence FROM America *
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With lots on the programme , this year rather than marching all the way round the base, we just marched to the next gate with members of CAAB giving us information about what goes on inside *
Permanent, Faslane,6 miles NW of Helensburgh, Scotland on A814:
Faslane Peace Camp sited close to Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base. Also 1st Saturday in every month noise demo, workshops, free cafe and kids space. Tel:01436 820901
For photos click here
Permanent for 'woodland maintenance workers', near Garelochhead, Scotland:
Peaton Glen Wood Peace Camp sited opposite Coulport Nuclear Weapons
Base For more info click here
Every Tuesday evening, 6 - 8 pm, Main Entrance at NSA/USAF Menwith
Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire: Peaceful
protests/witnesses against the proposed US 'Star Wars' systemThe
demonstration is focussed on the people who work at USAF Menwith Hill
- for example - we are protesting at the roles this base has ie in the
American Missile Defense System ("Star Wars"), the specifically the
continuing role re the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict, the policy of
'pre-emptive strikes', the ECHELON system We are also calling for Independence
FROM America. Please come and voice your concerns at the presence of
this American base on UK land.For more info click here
2nd weekend of every month: Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp clickhere or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday, 4-6pm Brighton, Smash EDO,noise demo against the arms manufacturer for more information click here
3rd weekend of every month, North Yorkshire: Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp contact email@example.com
last weekend of every month, Cumbria: Sellafield Women's Peace Camp contact 0113 262 1534
First Mondays of every month 5-6pm Warton, on A584 7 miles west of Preston, Lancashire. Vigil and leafletting of workers at arms makers BAE Systems site contact Jan Harper 0151 2636578 firstname.lastname@example.org
'Skipton - East Lancashire Rail Action Parnership'
Protect Babies of the World
for more information on the Baby Milk Action campaign click here
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