Monthly Archive for June, 2022

Woman arrested at U.K. nuclear weapons base

FABB photo

On June 15, the 6th day of the Faslane Action for Bomb Ban camp in Scotland, the morning vigil took place as usual at 7 a.m. at the main gate at Coulport, the storage and loading facility for the United Kingdom’s Trident nuclear warheads. At 10 a.m. the Glasgow Catholic Workers arrived for their monthly vigil against nuclear weapons. Graphic pictures of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were displayed around the fencing in the middle of the roundabout and the service began with speakers clustered by the Nagasaki Cross. Emotional testimonies were read out from various people involved in the war crimes of that time, including a Roman Catholic priest serving in the U.S. military repenting for his involvement in the bombing.

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Three nuclear abolition activists arrested after locking on and blocking road to Coulport

photo by Denise Laura Baker

Early in the morning of June 13, 20 peace activists arrived at the main gate of Royal Naval Armaments Depot (RNAD) Coulport in Argyll, Scotland for their daily vigil for nuclear disarmament. Coulport is the storage and loading facility for the United Kingdom’s Trident nuclear warheads. 

Five women from “Greenham Women are Everywhere” poured red paint on themselves to symbolize blood and staged a die-in right in front of the gates blocking one side of the entrance into the base. A little while later, three people from Peace Pirates, a Trident Ploughshares affinity group, locked on a little further around the roundabout road. They are all long-time peace activists, incensed at the waste of resources and dangerous stupidity of the UK government refusing to sign up and ratify the multi-lateral Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – the only safe way to nuclear disarmament.