International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarisation of Space
3-10 October
Leicester CND
Issued by A. Cheetham 0116 2705604

 

PRESS RELEASE

Members of Leicester CND are today Saturday 3rd October travelling to 'RAF' Molesworth on the Cambridgeshire/Northamptonshire borders as our contribution to the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space's week of Protest.

Molesworth is part of the US war fighting strategy and modern warfare, such as the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and attacks on Pakistan, uses Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and GPS-guided bombs. Directed by space satellites, and remotely controlled far from the battlefield, these weapons are responsible for massive civilian casualties. Our children are being trained through video games today to be the remote killers of tomorrow. Death at a distance is still blood on our hands. We in the Global Network say itís time to open our eyes and STOP the militaryís use of space for war on Earth. It is time to preserve space for peace and to end war.

We are pleased that President Obama has stopped the plans to install the Missile Defence system in Poland and the Czech Republic. But that hasn't stopped this dreadful waste of money and lives while the world needs serious handling of the outcomes of global warming.

Anna Cheetham Co-Chair of Leicester CND said today:

"We will be planting some white crocus bulbs in the Peace Garden at Molesworth as a sign of our wish for Spring to come again with more Peace in the World"
 


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