5 detained after peaceful ‘Bamboo Blockade’ as Japanese A-bomb survivors appeal to Britian to get rid of Trident

Bamboo Faslane blockade 1Bamboo Faslane blockade 2At around 2.30 pm today (July 25), Strathclyde police arrested 10 people, including atomic bomb survivors (‘Hibakusha’) from Nagasaki during a nonviolent blockade of the main gates of the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland, where the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons are deployed.

faslane peace camp 25 years

Peace Camp 25th B-Day.

Faslane peace camp is about to enter it's 25th year!!

And so we havin a party, pity we're still here as is trident, but come join the fun


10 Women arrested at Aldermaston


PRESS RELEASE. For immediate release
Saturday 9th June 2007

Ten women from the Aldermaston Women Peace Camp(aign) (AWPC) were last night arrested in a blanket action by MOD police just over a week after the introduction of new Bylaws designed to stop the women from their 22 year-long protest against the base which is currently building facilities for the upgrade of the Trident nuclear missile system..

Camping campaigners in byelaws battle (and a 9th June Aldermaston party invite!)

Aldermaston SOCPA sign1.06.2007
New byelaws for Britain''s nuclear weapons factory - AWE Aldermaston - came into force yesterday. This brief article reflects on the implications for campaigners and challenges being mounted to yet another criminalisation of protest ... and invites women to join the peace camp for a fabulous camp birthday cocktail party on 9 June.

South Gate Block at Faslane

Peace loving folk from the north-east/newcastle visted Faslane Navel base on the clyde on monday, Faslane is home to the Trident nuclear weapons system.The blockaders beleive that trident is a gross pollutant on our planet and our humanity, as well as costing a big heap of cash which profits big arms makers( B.a.e. rolls royce etc...)

International Day of Direct Action Against Climate Change and the G8 - UK events: Haringey... (& Jeff Luers solidarity callout)

G8 2007 climate day flierFriday 8th June 2007
Direct Action for Climate Justice – Resistance is Self Defense!

We all know the terrifying statistics: a million species extinct by 2050, 19 of the 20 hottest years on record since 1980, Greenland and Antarctica melting, droughts, floods, famines … the G8 have had over 30 years to address climate change and only succeeded in providing trillions in subsidies to the very industries that are destroying our planet and our future. And while the G8 continues to line their pockets, island states disappear and hundreds of thousands die as a result of the freak weather conditions caused by their irrational and uncontrollable obsession with never ending economic growth.

Autonomous Environmentalists Bockade RNAD Coulport

Coulport eco blockade 1Coulport eco blockade 2On Thursday, 26th April, a group of autonomous environmentalists shut down RNAD Coulport, the MOD munitions depot where Britain’s nuclear weapons are stored, for a two hour period. The activists used two 15 ft tripods each with a concrete lock-on round one of the tripod legs, to blockade the two roads leading to the main gate of the base. The action was part of the Faslane 365 Environmentalists Block, commemorating the 21st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, and in protest at the upgrading of Britain’s Trident nuclear system.

removing a lock-on (at Faslane)

Interesting photos for all you budding arm-tube construction artists. Look how tricky it is to remove a multi- and different-layered one, even when you've got all the best kit:
Removing arm-tube 1Removing arm-tube 2Removing arm-tube 3Removing arm-tube 4Removing arm-tube 5

Aldermaston blockade in progress

Aldermaston April blockade 1
Aldermaston April blockade 223.04.2007 A group of activists from Scotland have shut 3 gates at Aldermaston this morning since 6.05am. At Home Office gate two people have been arrested for obstruction of the highway, with one person sitting on top of the gate keeping it shut. At Tadley gate six people have been arrested and are locked-on in the roadway preventing vehicles from leaving or arriving. A third (Construction) gate was also locked shut with a D-lock.