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Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 18:08:14 EDT
Subject: Fylingdales: STAR PEACE CAMP



Ulla Roder has taken the initiative to start a Peace Camp at Fylingdales! Whoopee!

It will be set up next Tuesday, 28th May, in the late afternoon, located at Ellerbeck, down the hill to the east of the main entrance to Fylingdales. Banners will be displayed at the side of the Pickering to Whitby Road, so it will be a very visible protest.

People are welcome to visit or stay at the camp, but must come self-sufficient. The camp is based strictly on the principle of non-violence.

Ulla is a Danish peace activist. She is an active member of Trident Ploughshares 2000 and has served prison sentences for non-violent direct action in opposition to Trident nuclear-armed submarines.

Ulla is opposed to the USA's National Missile Defense policy, generally known as Star Wars. She recognises that a protective shield deployed by the USA will allow the USA to attack other nations with impunity. Any retaliation by enemies of the USA will be focused on the components of the system outside the 'shield', such as Fylingdales.

Ulla recognises that the Star Wars system cannot function without the use of Fylingdales and Thule in Greenland, which is under Danish sovereignty.

Ulla is taking this initiative to set up a Star Peace Camp in opposition to Star Wars with the aim of highlighting the issue, informing the public and bringing about a change of government policy in the United Kingdom and in Denmark.

Here is what she says about it:

"The camp will be established because it's urgent to get people involved in a massive protest to prevent further development at the bases which will be used for Star Wars. As soon as the ABM Treaty has disappeared into the history books on June 13th, then George Bush will ask Tony Blair for permission to upgrade the bases at Fylingdales and Menwith Hill for the USA's National Missile Defence plans. It is urgent to be present near the base and keep an eye on the military upgrading and join together in more and stronger protest. It's now or never. As part of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space we are part of a world-wide protest. We will not give up our protest until the day God retires. We invite people to join and visit the camp."

Please do what you can to support this initiative.

We'll let you know when the camp has got an address to write to and a bank account.

MEANWHILE Helen John is managing to keep the WoMenwith Hill Women's Peace Camp going more-or-less full time in defiance of the High Court Injunction which states she must not camp outside Menwith Hill. More women are needed to camp or visit. Pro tem you could send donations for BOTH camps to -

WoMenwith Hill Women's Peace Camp, P.O. Box 105, Harrogate. HG3 2FE

Please make cheques payable to 'WoMenwith Hill Women'. We've already collected for Fylindales Star Peace Camp!



Anne Lee

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