Ulla Roder sets Up Fylingdales Star peacecamp

From: David Mackenzie < davidmc@enterprise.net    >

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 08:57:15 +0100






    Ulla Roder has taken the initiative to start a Peace Camp at

Fylingdales! Whoopee!

    It will be set up next Tuesday, 28th May, in the late afternoon,

located at Ellerbeck, down the hill to the east of the main entrance to

Fylingdales. Banners will be displayed at the side of the Pickering to

Whitby Road, so it will be a very visible protest.

    People are welcome to visit or stay at the camp, but must come

self-sufficient. The camp is based strictly on the principle of non-violence.

    Ulla is a Danish peace activist. She is an active member of Trident

Ploughshares 2000 and has served prison sentences for non-violent direct

action in opposition to Trident nuclear-armed submarines.

   Ulla is opposed to the USA's National Missile Defense policy, generally

known as Star Wars. She recognises that a protective shield deployed by the

USA will allow the USA to attack other nations with impunity. Any

retaliation by enemies of the USA will be focused on the components of the

system outside the 'shield', such as Fylingdales.

   Ulla recognises that the Star Wars system cannot function without the

use of Fylingdales and Thule in Greenland, which is under Danish sovereignty.

   Ulla is taking this initiative to set up a Star Peace Camp in opposition

to Star Wars with the aim of highlighting the issue, informing the public

and bringing about a change of government policy in the United Kingdom and

in Denmark.

    Here is what she says about it:

"The camp will be established because it's urgent to get people involved in

a massive protest to prevent further development at the bases which will be

used for Star Wars.

As soon as the ABM Treaty has disappeared into the history books on June

13th, then George Bush will ask Tony Blair for permission to upgrade the

bases at Fylingdales and Menwith Hill for the USA's National Missile

Defence plans.

It is urgent to be present near the base and keep an eye on the military

upgrading and join together in more and stronger protest. It's now or never.

As part of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space we

are part of a world-wide protest. We will not give up our protest until the

day God retires. We invite people to join and visit the camp."

    Please do what you can to support this initiative.

    We'll let you know when the camp has got an address to write to and a

bank account

    MEANWHILE Helen John is managing to keep the WoMenwith Hill Women's

Peace Camp going more-or-less full time in defiance of the High Court

Injunction which states she must not camp outside Menwith Hill. More women

are needed to camp or visit. Pro tem you could send donations for BOTH

camps to

WoMenwith Hill Women's Peace Camp, P.O. Box 105, Harrogate. HG3 2FE. Please

make cheques payable to 'WoMenwith Hill Women'. We've already collected for

Fylindales Star Peace Camp!