Thursday, 31 December 2009

Object to new enriched uranium facility at AWE Aldermaston by *15 JAN*

The Ministry of Defence has submitted a planning application to West Berkshire Council for an enriched uranium handling and storage facility (codenamed "Project Pegasus") at Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston. This facility would be used to develop a new generation of nuclear warheads.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Aldermaston Big Blockade - Monday 15 February, 2010

Called by Trident Ploughshares and supported by CND and Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp(aign)

The Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, Berkshire is in the process of spending billions of pounds of UK taxpayers' money building the facilities for a new generation of nuclear warheads. Britain's submarine-launched Trident nuclear missile system already endangers us all, encourages global proliferation and undermines international law and disarmament negotiations. Instead of building new nukes, we call for global leadership by disarming now.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Aldermaston blockaders acquitted!

Four people who took part in the Aldermaston Big Blockade on 27 October 2008 were found not guilty on Thursday (12 November, 2009) of obstructing the highway by a District Judge at Reading Magistrates' Court, Berkshire, south-east England.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Aldermaston five sought to halt “nuclear war crimes preparations”

Five peace activists who were among 33 people arrested for blocking access to the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston during last October's Aldermaston Big Blockade claimed during their trial at Reading Magistrates’ Court this week (21-22 October) that they acted to stop preparations for war crimes involving nuclear weapons that they suspected were taking place at the Berkshire site in southern England.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Five in court for stopping nuclear proliferation at Aldermaston while Obama gets Nobel peace prize for calling for disarmament

Trial at Reading Magistrates’ Court, Berkshire on Wednesday, 21st October and Thursday 22nd October 2009

While Barack Obama is being congratulated for receiving the Nobel peace prize, partly for his commitment to ‘a world without nuclear weapons’ (1), five people who protested at the gates of Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston, where the renewal of Britain’s nuclear weapons is being planned, will be on trial for exactly the same commitment.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Secret blockade at Aldermaston disrupts nuclear bomb-making

Report by Angie Zelter, Trident Ploughshares

Monday 15 June, 2009 - It was a glorious morning as five separate groups made their way towards Aldermaston. At 6.30a.m., Trident Ploughshares (TP) affinity group the Muriel Lesters arrived at North Gate to find it had not been opened yet for the park and ride coaches so they further locked it with their own chains and some super-glue and arranged themselves as comfortably as possible in their lock-ons and hung their peace banners.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Five women fined for blockading nuclear weapons factory

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Trident Ploughshares Press Release

Defendants disappointed at failure of judge to uphold international law

(Photo: Campaigners outside Reading Magistrates' Court - Copyright D. Viesnik 2009)

The founder of Trident Ploughshares, Angie Zelter, from London, was one of five experienced female members of the group on trial at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 9 March 2009 for obstructing the highway during last October’s Big Blockade of the Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire, England.