From British daily The Morning Star:
Protesters express public outrage at US missile bases
Friday 12 June 2009
Peace activists will converge on RAF Fylingdales tomorrow to demonstrate their continued opposition to the base’s role in the US missile defence programme.
The protest will culminate in a rally featuring a number of speakers, including CND chairwoman Kate Hudson and Czech Republic activist Jana Glivicka.
The action takes place as a new poll commissioned by CND showed that over half the British population believes the siting of US missile defence system components – such as Menwith Hill and Fylingdales – would provoke international tensions and increase the threat to UK and EU security.
The poll also showed that most people believe that US President Barack Obama should cancel plans for bases in Europe.
Commenting on the survey’s findings, Hannah Tweddle of Yorkshire CND said: “This poll reiterates the strength of opposition to US missile defences in the UK.”
Ms Glivicka added: “Public pressure has lead to the withdrawal of the RADAR agreements from the Czech parliament and finally to the fall of the pro-RADAR government. But we need a strong international movement to win the fight.”
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