THE BOMB STOPS HERE
Surround the Base at Aldermaston, Easter Monday, 24
Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment is Britain's
own nuclear bomb-making factory. Fifty
years ago, thousands of people marched to Aldermaston united in their
opposition to Britain's nuclear weapons. This
historic protest was the catalyst that created the Campaign for Nuclear
Disarmament. Fifty years on, we still
live with the threat from nuclear weapons, and that threat is growing. The British government is pushing ahead with
re-arming Trident, its nuclear weapons system.
Despite public opposition, a new laser facility is being built at
Aldermaston which, experts believe, will be used to test and develop a new
generation of nuclear weapons.
continued presence in Iraq – and its collaboration in Bush’s ‘Star Wars’ Missile defence
system – is only making the world more dangerous, and putting us all at greater
risk. War and the threat of nuclear
weapons will never bring peace and security.
That is why CND believes that now, more than ever, the government must
change direction. We urge you to join
thousands of people from around the country to say ‘Disarmament now: the bomb
You - and your friends, colleagues and networks – are needed to
surround the base and create a colourful, effective, and massive
demonstration. Celebrate five decades of
sustained protest: gates around the base
are themed by decade. London Region will
be at the 70s gate. Dress up, bring pictures of protests, iconic figures, artwork,
poetry or music from that decade, and messages to cover the perimeter fence.
If you wish to join the Kingston group,
please 'phone Gill on 020 8979 2482. When
we know how many people are going, we can arrange the best means of transport.
For more information: CND 020 7700 2393 or