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FASLANE G8 ACTION
You can't end poverty unless you end war.
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The G8 depend on their overwhelming military might to defend and extend the globalisation that allows them to exploit and oppress the poor. Nuclear weapons are the ultimate expression of the militarism that makes economic globalisation possible. Military spending drains resources away from health, education and international development. Poverty leads to conflict, and conflict leads to poverty. We cannot make poverty history unless we also make war history. The G8 use their military forces to kill, maim and poison people all over the world for the sake of profit and power. They display a blatant disregard for international law, ignoring rulings on the illegality of nuclear weapons, tearing up multilateral agreements, and selling arms to harsh regimes all over the globe.
Faslane is one of Britain's most important military bases - home to Trident, Britain's own nuclear WMD Programme. It is situated 30 miles west of Glasgow in Scotland
7am - Monday 4th July - just two days before the start of the G8 summit taking place just 60 km from Faslane at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire
Thousands of peace campaigners from around the world will non-violently disrupt the masters of war by blocking all of the gates into the base - shutting it down for a day, preventing traffic from entering the base. In doing so, we will highlight our opposition to the war, nuclear weapons and militarism that make destructive economic globalisation possible.
Using our bodies, chains, piping and 'tripods', we will join together with politicians, church leaders and individuals young and old, to prevent traffic from entering the base. Others may try to disrupt the base further by cutting or swimming into Faslane
Most importantly, YOU! This action is organised by Trident Ploughshares, CND and Scottish CND, but is supported by numerous other groups concerned with issues including the arms trade, poverty, the war in Iraq, climate change, nuclear weapons and nuclear power