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Subject: SchNEWS 392, Friday 14th Feb, 2003
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 22:57:47 -0000
Peace Camps and Demos - February 2003

Menwith Hill

There are regular demos at many of the military bases throughout the UK: Menwith Hill, in North Yorkshire, is the largest electronic monitoring station in the world. Run by the US National Security Agency (NSA) & operating as a US sovereign territory (!!), Menwith Hill spies on emails, phone calls, and all sorts of communications throughout Europe and the Middle East with its vast array of satellites. It even won an award for its heroic eavesdropping in the last Gulf War! Menwith is also a key base for America's pet project of long-term military aggression - 'Star Wars'. There are regular demos, and on 23rd March there's a planned demonstration to 'Foil the Base' (disrupt the satellite signal receivers by using tin foil). There has to be as much foil in the air as possible, so bring foil kites, foil balloons, foil puppets- use your imagination.

Info: Yorkshire CND 01274 730795 or



Fairford, in Gloucestershire, is the biggest bomber base in Europe and can now house the U.S B2 Stealth bombers. These lovely friendly planes can release mini nuclear weapons, dubbed 'more usable' by the trigger-happy MoD. The U.S wants to use British soil to house these weapons of mass destruction, placing the UK in the frontline of the US war for oil. A peace camp is being set up outside Fairford military base from the 23rd February.




Faslane Peace Camp, near Glasgow. Now 20 years old, Faslane naval base is home to the UK's trident nuclear submarine fleet. Even if you can't stay for very long, moral support and supplies are always appreciated.

Contact: 01436 820901

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