Stop Fooling With Nuclear Weapons
Date: 1 April, 2013 (All day)
WOMEN’S GATE AT A340 CITADEL GATE
12 noon to 2 pm
We are the weavers,
We are the web,
We are the flow,
And we are the ebb
We will organise tea and cakes, but more cakes are always welcome, especially vegan cakes. Women are being encouraged to bring noise making devices, instruments and pots and pans to join in the CND noisemaking around the whole site at 2 pm. Also don’t forget banners, things to attach to the fence, balls of wool, and anything else you can think of.
There are plans for discussions about Trident, Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp, Action AWE and other campaigns. It’s a short space of time and it will depend on what women want to do on the day but the emphasis will be more on smaller discussion groups than speeches.
We hope this will be an opportunity to meet up and share with women from groups like Women in Black against War, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and others
In the next three years the UK will decide whether to commit to renewing the current Trident nuclear weapon platform and this demonstration is part of the build up to what we hope will be a mass campaign to prevent this.
AWPC have a different message to some campaigns in that we express a feminist critique of nuclear weapons, the military, notions of security and deterrence, and of NATO. For example, we contrast the vast amount of money committed to maintaining nuclear weapons with the lack of government support for women who are experiencing or have experienced violence including sexual violence, and to government cuts to services that impact more severely on women. We see nuclear weapons as a form of violence against life and the Earth. We therefore see links between our campaign against nuclear weapons production at Aldermaston and other women’s campaigns against violence. As women we say no to violence in all its forms, including the threat of nuclear war.
ON THE DAY
If you would like to come to the women’s gate on April 1st, there is no need to let us know in advance, just pitch up and join in. If you would like more information or help with directions, or just want to make contact first, then you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be prepared for April weather! Warm clothes and waterproofs are advised and although there will be refreshments available, a packed lunch and snacks are a good idea. Toilets will be provided around the site including the women’s gate.