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AWE Aldermaston

La Red Europea Antimilitarista ayuda a detener una factoría de armas nucleares

Construction gate blockadedConstruction gate blockadedEl lunes 2 de marzo, miembros de la Red Europea Antimilitarista y cientos de activistas de todas las islas británicas amanecieron temprano y preparados para bloquear masivamente el Establecimiento de Armas Atómicas de Burghfield (AWE): el cierre de Burghfield.

Seven-mile scarf unfurled between nukes factories as thousands oppose Trident

A seven-mile pink scarf knitted by over 5,000 people from around Britain and beyond has been unfurled between the Atomic Weapons Establishments (AWE) at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire. The knitters are calling on Parliament not to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system when the decision comes up in 2016.

Video: Reporting Trident War Crimes to Thames Valley Police by Action AWE in the UK

Film made on 8 February 2014 during the ‘Reporting a Crime’ event at Reading Police Station. Part of the Action AWE campaign.

Una llamada a la acción en AWE Burghfield del 26 de agosto al 7 de septiembre de 2013

Por Angie Zelter

En 2016 el gobierno del Reino Unido terminar la decisión de construir un nuevo sistema de armas nucleares para reemplazar al sistema Trident actual (http://actionawe.org/the-trident-system/). Los submarinos nucleares que llevan los Trident se están quedando viejos, así que el gobierno se ha comprometido a finalizar los contratos para reemplazarlos en 2016 para construir una nueva generación de armas nucleares a un coste estimado de entre 76 y 100 billones de libras esterlinas. Esto es más que el recorte de gasto público planeado de 81 billones. Los los contratos salen adelante, las cabezas nucleares estarían diseñadas y producidas en AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) Aldermaston y Burghfield, en Berkshire, a unas 50 millas al este de Londres ( http://actionawe.org/awe-burghfield-maps-gates/ ).

Trident Ploughshares and Action AWE declare blockade of AWE Burghfield a success

September 2, 2013: Activists from all over Europe today blockaded the two gates of AWE Burghfield, starting at 5:15am. For almost an hour, all vehicle access to AWE Burghfield was blocked, until police cleared a lock-on blockade of six Finnish activists on The Mearings to the south of the main gate. Later, a blockade of Scottish activists and another blockade of Belgian activists were cleared to the east of AWE Burghfield, near construction gate. Up to the time of writing, 22 activists have been arrested by police, and one blockade on The Mearings leading to the main gate of AWE Burghfield is still in place.

Nuclear Weapons and Militarisation in the UK

Militarisation in the UK generally

'Militarisation' means the ways in which the presence and approaches of the military (typically state armed forces and Defence Ministries) are normalised in a society. Military solutions are prioritised, and the military is privileged in various ways.

A society has to be militarised for a government to justify the development and maintenance of nuclear weapons to its citizens; militarisation creates a culture of acceptance. It popularises military euphemisms such as 'Defence', 'Security', and – particularly relevant to nuclear weapons – 'deterrant', and makes it hard to for those challenging these to be seen as credible.

AWE Aldermaston Opened For Disarmament By Christian Peace Activists

From left to right: Chris Cole, Fr Martin Newell, Susan ClarksonFrom left to right: Chris Cole, Fr Martin Newell, Susan ClarksonThree Christian peace activists were arrested at AWE Aldermaston after opening the base for disarmament. The three, Fr. Martin Newell (43), Passionist priest from the London Catholic Worker, Susan Clarkson (63) of the Oxford Catholic Worker, and Chris Cole (47) also from Oxford , cut a doorway into the outer fence of nuclear base. They group then attached a sign saying ‘Open for Disarmament: All Welcome’.

Nuclear weapons and nuclear power in Britain

This is a clickable map of past, present, and planned nuclear power stations in Britain, plus important sites of Britain's nuclear weapons programme.

This map is based on OpenStreetMap, and uses OpenLayers for placing of the icons. You can click on an icon to see more information. You can also zoom in and out (see zoombar on the left), or move around on the map.

Mujeres, hombres y armas nucleares

15 de febrero 2010: Bloqueo en AWE Aldermaston en Gran Bretaña. Ganadora del Premio Nobel por la Paz Mairead Maguire siendo removida por la policia. Foto Cynthia Cockburn15 de febrero 2010: Bloqueo en AWE Aldermaston en Gran Bretaña. Ganadora del Premio Nobel por la Paz Mairead Maguire siendo removida por la policia. Foto Cynthia CockburnEl lunes 15 de febrero, en el Gran Bloqueo del Establecimiento de Armamento Atómico de Aldermaston en Berkshire, una de las siete entradas fue bloqueada únicamente por mujeres. Un grupo de unas diez mujeres se unieron para organizar la “verja de las mujeres”.

Aldermaston Blockade, 15 February 2010 (video)

On 15 February 2010, more than 800 activists from Britain and all over Europe blockaded the nuclear weapon factory AWE Aldermaston in Berkshire, England.


Video of the Aldermaston blockade on 15 February 2010.

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