Saturday 31st March 2007 to Sunday 1st April
31st March 2007
Faslane 365 is a civil resistance project calling for the disarmament of Britain's nuclear weapons by a continuous peaceful blockade of the Trident base at Faslane, Scotland.|
Nottingham folk successfully blockade nuclear submarine base in Scotland
Over 50 people from Nottingham and Derby successfully blockaded the Faslane Nuclear Naval Base In Scotland today. Various blockade groups in intriguing lock-on devices and some plastered together blocked the main entrance to the site.
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Nottingham played it's part in the Faslane blockade on Saturday March 31st & Sunday April 1st 2007. There was plenty of work to be done before that - particularly in terms of planning the action and raising funds for publicity and the blockade itself.
Nottingham Faslane 365 was a loose association of individuals committed to providing people to peacefully blockade Faslane, and to support that pledge by coordinating all aspects of a Nottingham blockade, including transport, legal support, non-violent direct action training, fund-raising, accommodation, catering....
This was a great chance to be involved in a unique action and to have a direct impact on the business of building nuclear weapons. Support was also welcomed from people unable to travel to Scotland and those unable to face arrest.
Faslane 365 has two purposes - firstly, to bring people to witness and impede the nuclear base where Britain's nuclear weapons are deployed, and enable them to demonstrate the range of serious concerns - from human rights to climate change - that people in the real world consider to be the vital challenges for the 21st century.
At a time when Tony Blair has put on the political agenda the prospect of spending between £40 and £76 billion more to keep nuclear weapons in Scotland until at least the year 2055, Faslane 365 will draw attention to the dangerous insecurity and waste of resources inherent in the Trident nuclear system, and will mobilise support forthese nuclear mistakes to be disarmed. In preventing nuclear 'business as usual' we also intend to highlight our real, human security needs, which will require a very different allocation of resources and action.
"...would like to thank Veggies for food over our weekend. It made us braver and was certainly tastier than police cell food where you would not die of starvation but possibly of malnutrition!"
Beyond The Wires
Another Vehicle Blockade En Route
The Robin Blockers Beyond the Screens
Veggies Food Was 'Ere
See excellent footage of Seize The Day Blockade - Oct 06 at YouTube.
It's also worth having a good read of the Faslane 365 website, which includes a very good resources pack.
Nottm Welcomes Benelux BlockadersFriends of the Earth (Flanders & Brussels) blocks Faslane naval base
"Faslane Naval Base (near Glasgow), Tuesday 2nd January 2007 - A group of 25 activists from the Belgian environmental group "Friends of the Earth Flanders & Brussels" have blocked the British nuclear submarine base since 8am this morning. The activists demand that the British government makes moves towards nuclear disarmament.
This morning 8 activists were arrested after nonviolently blocking both main entrances to the base. Amongst those arrested were people from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Finland."
Following the blockade the Sumac Centre was pleased to receive the group for a Nottingham stop-over before their journey home.
Perhaps we will continue the liaison with a visit to the Hiroshima/Nagasaki rememberance blockade in Belgium in August...
See Benelux Faslane 365 info .and. Friends of the Earth Flanders & Brussels
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