Our favourite supermarket, isn't it? Well it's a bit pricey, but they've got best selection of organic veg, apart from the box delivery. And mm, the bread! They're supposed to be owned by their workers as well, aren't they? Like a co-op? That makes them really cool, right?
Wrong ! Did you know that they're ticket agents for the Fairford RIAT, the huge arms dealers junket deep in the heart of rural Gloucestershire? Do really want to buy your babyfood, your organic parsnips, your birthday cake, your romantic dinner party ingredients, your loo rolls, from an outfit that openly supports the war machine?
WHAT TO DO :
Ring them up, write and COMPLAIN and if that doesn't work, go somewhere else. And tell everyone you know to do the same. A full list of Waitrose supermarkets and their telephone numbers is here:
USAF Fairford was the 'forward deployed' base for 14 B52 bomber planes which dropped cluster bombs, cruise missiles and JDAMS on Iraq in March and April of this year. The RIAT takes place on 15 - 20th July. It is expected to draw 200,000 arms dealers and military aviation experts into sleepy rural Gloucestershire.
For more info see: www.fairfordpeacewatch.com