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BIG Blockade of AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment)

Event Details

Date: Monday, 02 September 2013 Time:
All day
Venue: Burghfield, Reading Speakers: Vijay Mehta and others

BIG Blockade of AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment)

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Burghfield is the place where Britain’s nuclear warheads are assembled and from where the nuclear convoys take them up to Scotland to
put on the Trident submarines. AWE Burghfield (like AWE Aldermaston) is now in the process of building facilities for a new generation of nuclear weapons. Trident already endangers us all, encourages proliferation and undermines international law. We don’t want new nukes. We want disarmament now.

Please come and join in the blockade. You can sit, lie down, lock­on or provide support for the blockaders. We need your committed nonviolent civil resistance. Please bring your friends and relatives and join the blockade that will start at 7am and continue for as long as possible. We can create the changes we need for a better world.

Blockaders will be coming from many different places so we can put you in contact with your nearest group for help with nonviolence training, transport and support. Groups will arrive any time from 7am onwards at either of the two gates.

We will organise pick­ups from police stations and a venue where we can all meet afterwards to share our experiences and eat good food together. There will also be sleeping places for those wanting to stay over before or after the blockade. This can be at the TP Disarmament Camp at AWE Burghfield or in local people’s homes. Please register with us so we get an idea of numbers to provide adequate food and accommodation.

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