Thursday, July 10, 2008

Trident tested

By Angie Zelter New Internationalist On the beautiful and rugged western coast of Scotland is an exceptionally deep natural harbour called Faslane. It is home to a British naval base and four Trident submarines equipped with up to 200 warheads. Just one of these has the capacity to deliver eight times the destructive power of the bombs that flattened Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ... Angie Zelter is a campaigner specializing in nonviolent direct action. She has been arrested over 100 times and served 16 prison sentences. In 1996 she and three other women disarmed a BAE Hawk Jet bound for East Timor, causing $3 million worth of damage. A jury found them ‘not guilty’. Her book Faslane 365 – a year of anti-nuclear blockades (Luath) will be launched in June 2008.

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