The aim of the day was to disrupt the work of AWE Aldermaston where scientists are, illegally and without approval by Parliament, developing a new generation of warheads for Trident Nuclear missiles. Hundreds of activists descended on Berkshire and used non violent direct action to block the base. Here one is on a tripod blocking the road to the Home Office Gate, a gate which had been blocked for several hours by a previous action. Needless to say any disruption to local traffic which may have been caused is infinitesimally insignificant to the chaos that would be caused by such a warhead exploding whether deliberately or by accident. *
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the day before in Reading, those who had not been to a Trident Ploughshares action before or those who felt ready for a refresher participated in NVDA training *
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NVDA stands for Non Violent Direct Action and there are certain non-negotiable guidelines to be followed on an action which need understanding *
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in the training there is time to role play various scenarios involving quick decision making *
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simple cooperative techniques are learnt
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here some were role playing demonstrators, others police
- these two did very well managing to non violently resist being separated
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we were kindly hosted by The Warehouse in Reading, part of Wycliffe Baptist Church, and in the hall 'Grandmothers for Peace' posed for a photo *
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early next day it was time for action - here a sit down in front of the Construction Gate. A couple of us from the Easter London to Aldermaston bike ride used train and cycle to get to the base, most were dropped off by coach & minibus *
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and here at the same gate a lock-on, activists locked on to each other with tubes making it hard for the police to seperate them
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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