On Saturday 2nd December, Edinburgh CND will be visiting Faslane Peace Camp. Please see the letter below for details on how you can help.
Also on that day we will have a stall at the Radical Fair 1pm to 5 pm Augustine United Church 41-43 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL Edinburgh, United Kingdomhttps://www.facebook.com/events/328452514225147/
Peace Camp post: For a year now Edinburgh Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has been directly supporting the Peace Campers at the gates of Faslane Trident submarine base. You may be one of the kind people who have already donated cash, food, clothing and tools to these off-grid heroes who have been opposing nuclear weapons 24/7 for 35(!) years.
Despite the Westminster government going ahead with Trident replacement at a cost of over £200 Billion the peace movement is not downhearted. This year has seen the UN Treaty on the banning of nuclear weapons and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN (International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons) who worked so hard to achieve it. The tide is turning, just as it did with cluster bombs and land mines; not completely eradicated yet but generally given up by most nations.
Meantime the nuclear warhead convoys continue to roll, placing us all in danger. Last week one used the Edinburgh bypass, shadowed by Nukewatch and widely reported on social media. Faslane Peace Campers play their part here, monitoring the base for these sinister unmarked trucks which come from the bomb factory near Reading.
The peace campers have great spirit and work hard to oppose nuclear weapons in any way they can.
But life is tough living on almost no money in ‘vintage’ buses and caravans with no mains power. Regular court appearances, sometimes at the other end of the country, follow direct action, and drain cash and energy.
Can you help? Almost anything you can donate will be used!
Cash, food and clothing are all welcome, also any camping and building materials.
On the Faslane Peace Camp Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ faslanepeacecamp/ there’s a wish list, and, as you’d expect at this time of year, SOCKS feature quite prominently! Follow this link to the peace camp’s CROWDFUNDER page https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ support-faslane-peace-camp/
So, if you’d like to support the peace camp please contact us soon at the mobile number or email address below. We hope to run our next peace convoy through to the camp in early December.
Thanks in advance!
With best wishes,