Scottish peace activists block nuclear military base

This video from Scotland in 2007 is called Greenpeace blockade Trident submarine at Faslane.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:

Trident Ploughshares and Faslane Peace Camp united today to blockade Faslane, shutting down the Trident submarine base for two hours.

Just four days after the Scottish elections the activists called for the anti-Trident SNP government to fulfil its commitments and demand immediate disarmament of Trident and a global ban on nuclear weapons.

Britain: The campaign For Nuclear Disarmament has condemned reports that ministers will give the go-ahead for the next phase of Trident replacement this week, amid estimates that the cost of replacement is to double: here.

Defence Secretary Liam Fox dodged accusations in the Commons today that he is hiding the true cost of plunging ahead with replacement of Trident nuclear weapons, writes Roger Bagley in Parliament: here.

Peace campaigners accused the government today of squandering vast sums of money on “trophy” systems like Trident after MPs criticised military spending cut backs: here.

“The decision to renew Trident needs to be urgently reviewed,” says Labour MP Katy Clark on the Staggers blog: here.

The commander of a nuclear-powered submarine which ran aground last year claimed on Twitter today that he would not face charges – but the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that no decision had yet been made: here.

The world’s nuclear powers show no evidence of contemplating disarmament, with many states planning to spend more on weapons, new research revealed today: here.

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