Cementing global destruction
Up the hopper
At AWE Aldermaston itself, a group of protesters maintained a hi visibility presence from around 8am.
A spokesperson for Block the Builders said "We are calling on companies with contracts to build or project manage new facilities at AWE to cease and desist their complicity in Britain's illegal and immoral WMD project."
ONGOING PROTEST AND RESISTANCE
Police are running a large operation at AWE on a monthly basis, combining three forces, in the face of increasing public opposition to what AWE themselves have said will become the biggest construction site in the UK, rivalling Heathrow's Terminal 5.
Last month Block the Builders paid a visit to local aggregate firm John Stacey (who also supply aggregates to Lafarge) and locked up their vehicle compound (see http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/04/338001.html)
This morning's actions are part of an ongoing campaign of nonviolent resistance to new facilities being developed at the Aldermaston site which campaigners believe will facilitate the next generation of nuclear weapons.
1. 1. Lafarge is massive global company (75 countries) with sales of over 14 million euro in 2004. Its headquarters is in France. Lafarge Cement UK bought up Blue Circle in 2001. The Orion project will involve larger amounts of concrete. There were two possibilities being considered at the outline planning stage; either producing concrete on site, or a 24 hour concrete delivery for up to two weeks. Lafarge's Aldermaston depot is opposite AWE Aldermaston and their vehicles have been observed on a regular basis delivering large quantities of readymixed cement or concrete to AWE.
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