At least three Green MEPs are participating in direct action that has breached a security fence at a military air base in Belgium to protest against its stockpiling of American B61 nuclear bombs. The activists are attempting to occupy a runway used by fighter jets, following the US withdrawal from the intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) treaty earlier this month. About 150 US nuclear weapons are thought to be scattered across Europe in Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, compared with more than 7,000 at the peak of the cold war.
Guardian 20th Feb 2019 read more »
ANTI-NUCLEAR protesters yesterday demonstrated at the UK Government’s Edinburgh outpost – the Scotland Office – to raise awareness about the dangers of “continued nuclear engagement”. Wearing jackets emblazoned with TPNW (Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons), which was signed in July 2017, the members of the Trident Ploughshares group were almost outnumbered by police as they knocked on the door of the plush Melville Crescent building.
The National 19th Feb 2019 read more »