Bristol-Stop-The-War | 01.12.2002 21:20
DATE & TIME: Saturday 14th December. 12:00 - 5:00pm
The Gloucestershire Weapons Inspectors are coming:
BRISTOL STOP THE WAR COALITION
NOT IN OUR NAME - NOT FROM OUR LAND.
AT LEAST 10 TOWNS & CITIES ARE SO FAR INVOLVED.
SPREAD THE WORD.
Bristol-Stop-The-War have called a de-facto NATIONAL DEMO of USAF Fairford (Gloucestershire) in response to it's use by US Stealth Bombers which will be used to carpet bomb Iraqi cities. The public have repeatedly made clear we oppose this war, yet our government has the audacity to invite these weapons of mass destruction into our country.
"I put 'terrorist' in quotes because its definition is subjective, & I myself used to be in the Marine Corps, part of the most powerful 'terrorist' organization on the planet." CHRIS WHITE, EX-MARINE SERGEANT.
Full Story: http://www.counterpunch.org/white1023.html
"One day, your children will have to explain this to ours."
GAZWAN, IRAQI CITIZEN.
(due to be carpet bombed from British soil)
AGENDA FOR THE DAY
a) Coaches drop off at Fairford Village at 12.00. Meet at the Main gate by 12:30 (as the Village is small it should be possible to meet up for a short march to the Main gate. We hope to agree a place in the village to meet, but groups should make their way to the Airbase if this isn't finalised.)
b) We will then have the Gloucestershire Weapons Inspectors
request entry ( http://www.gwi.org.uk), followed by open mic
speakers until 2:30 by megaphone. Please feel free to provide speakers (hopefully everyone will get a turn). Please bring Megaphones for general effect & for back-up.
c) The plan after 2:30 is to 'circle' the base, & hold a candlelit vigil finishing at 5:00, with a candlelit procession back into the Village.
As the base has a 10 mile perimeter a full encirclement isn't possible, but footpaths run down the sides of the Base, & Individuals should decide for themselves how far to venture into them. Others who just wish to line the road along the Main gate are free to do so. Please bring fire-lighters.
d) Coaches pick up at the Village at 5:30. Groups which wish to leave earlier (or later) are welcome to do so. It's suggested that groups that wish to leave earlier should do so after the open mic session at 2:30. This would avoid a slow dissipation, & would still give us a defined finish at 5:00
PLEASE BRING VIDEO CAMERAS.
THIS MAY BE OUR LAST 'PEACE-TIME' OPPORTUNITY TO
SHOW CLEAR PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO THIS WAR.
Fairford is 10 miles north of Swindon & 20 miles west of Oxford. Fairford is on the A417 going east to west. Or along the A361 going north to south, turning onto the A417 at Lechlade village. USAF Fairford is 10 minutes walk from Fairford Village, & should be clearly signposted.
DIRECTIONS: CLICK BELOW
DEMONSTRATE: Sat 14th Dec. 12.00 - 5.00pm. USAF Fairford.
BRISTOL COACH TICKETS: £10 waged / £4 unwaged
AVAILABLE FROM: Greenleaf Books. 82 Colston St. BS1 5BB
(Top Of Christmas Steps. City Centre)
COACHES LEAVE: Anchor Road @ 10.00am
(Behind The Watershed Complex. City Centre)
DIRECTIONS : CLICK BELOW