English peace activists demonstrate against US spy base


This video from England is called Annual demonstration 4th July 2012, caab.org.uk.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Peace activists target Menwith Hill US spy base

Tuesday 1st July 2014

PEACE campaigners will target a United States spy base in Yorkshire this week to mark “Independence FROM America” day.

As hundreds of US staff inside the base celebrate Independence Day on Friday July 4, campaigners outside will be calling for the base’s closure.

Menwith Hill, near Harrogate in North Yorkshire, is an intelligence-gathering facility linked to spy satellites circling the globe.

It is run by the US National Security Agency (NSA), exposed by Edward Snowden for its domestic and international mass surveillance programmes.

Military, political and economic intelligence is fed back to the NSA’s headquarters in the US.

It played a role in the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Peace campaigners will rally outside the base between 5pm to 9pm.

Speakers include former MI5 agent Annie Machon, and US writer and activist David Swanson. Socialist folk singer Roy Bailey will perform.

The event is organised by the Campaign for Accountability of American Bases (CAAB).

Government needs to ‘come clean’ about extent of its knowledge of US activities on UK soil: here.

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