Footprints for peace are raising awareness and inspiring people to work for a community of peaceful change.
Rolls Royce in Derby has been visited by the peace group because of there involvement in the arms trade making the nuclear reactors cores to power the trident submarines which carry Britain’s nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system is illegal under international and British law because the use or threat of use of weapons of mass destruction is a war crime under the Geneva Convention and other international laws.
Rolls Royce being complicit in this crime as it is helping Britain to break it’s international obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to make progress to nuclear disarmament.
Footprints for Peace have visited many nuclear sites and realise they are not working just on local issues – but are engaged in an international struggle against a global nuclear industry that threatens us all.
There is a an urgent call for global action to break the cycle of mass destruction created by the mining of uranium, the enrichment process, nuclear power plants, nuclear weapons, the use of depleted uranium and the disposal of active waste.
The marchers started in Dublin in May of this year and will finish in London on the 6th August for Hiroshima Day going via Faslane Trident nuclear submarine base and Aldermaston and visiting many other nuclear profiteers on the way.
There also seems to be an upsurge in people wanting peace in Derby as only a few years ago Rolls Royce’s involvement in making the core reactors was little known and the recent talks, workshops and stalls by the East Midlands CND and Derby Stop the War appear to be having a great impact.
Everyone interested in peace from all spiritual beliefs and none are welcome to join in the walk.
More information can be found
http://footprintsforpeace.tripod.com/index.htm Footprints for Peace
http://www.faslane365.org/ Faslane 365
http://www.faslane365students.org/ Faslane Students
http://www.faslane.co.nr/ Faslane Peace Camp
http://www.tridentploughshares.org/index.php3 Trident Ploughshares
http://www.cnduk.org/pages/campaign/ntdtrep.html CND No Trident Campaign
http://www.cnduk.org/ CND UK
http://www.cnduk.org/pages/ctc/regoff.html#em CND groups in the East Midlands
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/04/368827.html Protesters blockade Rolls Royce, Derby
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