June 2014 IN THIS E-BULLETIN ARRESTS, INJURIES DURING FORCIBLE REMOVABLE FROM S. KOREAN PROTEST CAMPS ACTIVISTS ARRESTED DURING DRONE AND NUCLEAR WEAPON PROTESTS IN MISSOURI TWO ARRESTS AT UK NUCLEAR WEAPONS SITE BLOCKADE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PETITION TO LIFT VANUNU’S RESTRICTIONS BUY A SUB! HELP SUPPORT PEACE PRISONERS Arrests, injuries during forcible removable from […]
Monthly Archive for June, 2014
KEPCO says construction of power towers back on track
from The Korea Times by Kim Se-jeong
Police on Wednesday (june 11) forcibly removed sit-in camps where some residents of Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, have been protesting for years against a power transmission tower project.
The action prompted a violent clash with the protesters. Witnesses said 19 people sustained injuries during the clash. Fourteen were taken to a local hospital.
For the past few years, hundreds of villagers have set up makeshift houses on the tops of mountains in Milyang to stop the construction of high-voltage transmission towers by the state-run Korea Electric Power Corp., or KEPCO.
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The Burghfield wing of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire has seen its biggest protest in years, with the three road entrances to the site blocked for nearly five hours the morning of June 9 in a blockade organised by Trident Ploughshares as part of the ongoing ActionAWE grassroots campaign dedicated to halting nuclear weapons production at the Atomic Weapons Establishment.
Opponents of the Trident nuclear weapons system locked themselves to cars and to each other to prevent traffic entering the site to carry out construction work. Although there have been protests at the site in the past, this is the first time that an unannounced protest has blocked access via all three roads.
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by Jane Stoever and Ann Suellentrop
PeaceWorks – Kansas City held 4 actions over the May 31-June 1 weekend. On Saturday morning, May 31, we held two rallies in Leavenworth, Kansas. At one rally, we sought pardon for Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She’s begun serving 35 years there for revealing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The second rally, two miles up the road at the Federal Penitentiary, called for pardon for Greg Boertje-Obed, now serving about 5 years in the pen for the Y-12 Transform Now Plowshares action against nuclear weapons at the uranium processing site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Saturday afternoon we went to the old Kansas City Plant for making parts for nuclear weapons, to demand comprehensive cleanup of about 900 known toxins there. The contaminants have poisoned workers at the Kansas City Plant and other federal agencies at the Bannister Federal Complex.
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