Makhno | 07.12.2007 15:19 | Anti-militarism
The location of the NATO summit
The date and time of the event was discovered after several days of investigation by Indymedia Scotland, after finding corporate media reports indicating that NATO will be meeting in Edinburgh some time this month, and in others that it will be next week (2). A press release with the embargo "not for publication or broadcast before 0001 hours Friday 14 Dec 2007" was discovered on the Google cache for a Polish newswire (3), containing all the details of the event at Craigiehall.
This is a significant leak, since it is certain that many important political and military figures will be attending the event, and will represent a security issue for the NATO meeting: however Indymedia Scotland believe that we have a right to be aware of, and to protest at such events to make our voices and opinions heard.
The NATO event will begins at 10am British Army Headquarters, 2nd Division, Craigiehall, Edinburgh(4), with press advised to arrive at 8.45am.
(1) " http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00345.htm" accessed on 7/12/07
(2) The Guardian reports that it happens 'next week' " http://www.guardian.co.uk/guardianpolitics/story/0,,2221998,00.html" while the Scotsman and Herald reports it as being 'this month' " http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1898902007", " http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/news/display.var.1881076.0.0.php"
(3) PR Newswire accessed 7/12/07 " http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:_LU1Qwj5zSEJ:media.netpr.pl/notatka_89924.html+http://media.netpr.pl/notatka_89924.html". This was still available at the time of publication, however it will be removed very quickly, but Indymedia Scotland has a PDF linked to at the end of the article.
(4) Craigiehall on Google maps: " http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=craigiehall+edinburgh"
Below are initial details of the peaceful protest being planned for the Edinburgh NATO meeting on Afghanistan, an event that will take place on the morning of the 14th of December.
This article will be updated, as plans and details emerge, so check it fairly often.