Wool Against Weapons

IssueOctober - November 2014
News by Lotte Reimer

On Nagasaki Day, 9 August, many from across Wales joined with others from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world in stretching a colourful 11-mile-long knitted scarf between the Aldermaston and Burghfield nuclear bomb factories.

It was a beautiful, joyful culmination of months of extraordinary effort by so many people and, coinciding with the big demonstrations for Gaza in London and elsewhere, poignantly showed the need for general disarmament and spending of resources in pursuit of peace rather than war. A wonderfully-ironic moment occurred when the Trident Replacement Submarine (recycled from Borth carnival) was confiscated by the police as they deemed it ‘a danger to the public’. The protesters could not have agreed more!

Topics: Nuclear Weapons
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