British Christians against Trident nuclear weapons


This video says about itself:

2 March 2015

Blockade of the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Burghfield, West Berkshire, where the UK’s Trident nuclear warheads are assembled.

By Joana Ramiro in Britain:

Christian protesters blockade Burghfield nuclear facility

Tuesday 31st March 2015

A GROUP of Christian activists blocked the entrance to Britain’s main nuclear arsenal yesterday, chaining themselves together, praying and demanding an end to the Trident nuclear programme.

Lying in the gateway to Burghfield Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), the anti-nuclear campaigners marked the beginning of Holy Week and of the general election campaign period.

As a final decision on the renewal of Trident is expected to be taken in 2016, protesters also called on all parties to state their intentions on the matter.

Speaking from the Berkshire site, campaigner Emma Anthony told the Star: “The Parliament dissolves today and we want people to know that during the general election, during the run-up to it, Trident needs to be an issue.

“All parties need to give a statement on Trident in the same way that they are expected to talk about the NHS, immigration, Scotland.

Trident needs to be an election issue — Trident renewal is illegal, so we are trying to prevent it from happening.”

She added that Trident represented “ransacking God’s creation — it’s designed to cause indiscriminate harm.”

Ms Anthony and six other campaigners travelled from across the country to disrupt production at the nuclear site for over three hours.

The demonstration at Burghfield — which finished with hymns being sung — followed an ecumenical vigil at the neighbouring AWE Aldermaston facilities the day before, which was Palm Sunday.

The loose network of Christian activists of all denominations said the timing of the protests was also important because, in Holy Week, “Jesus turned over tables in the temple, confronting the political and military powers of his day.”

Campaigner Jo Frew said: “Nuclear weapons are a threat to everything I believe in: peace, justice, and the wellbeing of creation.

“We see in Jesus’s actions a clear imperative that faith compels us to act.

“That is why we are here today to call for an end to the atomic weapons industry and for Trident not to be replaced.”

English Derby Cathedral peregrine falcons’ first egg


This video from Britain is called Derby Cathedral, 3rd egg for the Peregrine Falcons. 02 04 2014.

From the Derby Telegraph in England:

Derby Cathedral’s famous falcons lay their first egg

By Caroline Jones

Posted: March 29, 2015

WEBCAM viewers have all over the world watched as Derby Cathedral’s famous peregrine falcons laid their first egg of the year.

It is the 10th year this pair of peregrines has nested on the 16th-century tower of the cathedral.

The egg was laid at 2.12pm today.

“The first egg this year is the 36th that the female has laid. We expect that she will lay a further three eggs to complete her clutch.”

He said: “Eggs are usually laid at about two day intervals and incubation, which will last 30-35 days, begins only when the clutch is complete.

Peregrines don’t breed until they are at least two or three years old, so our pair are now over 12 years old. They certainly make excellent parents.

“They begin courting in February each year with the first egg being laid either in late March or early April. The earliest egg was laid on March 23 2010, the latest on April 4 2013. This year she has laid on the same day as she did last year”.

The Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project is managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Derby Cathedral, Derby City Council (who host the web cams) and Cathedral Quarter.

Stop badger killing in Britain


This video from England says about itself:

BBC Look NorthBadger Persecution. Interview with Dominic Dyer

26 March 2015

Is the rise in badger persecution and wildlife crime attributable to the culls in the South West? Interview with Dominic Dyer CEO Badger Trust.

English bird news


This video from England is called Little Ringed Plover + chick.

From the Barnsley Birders in England, on Twitter today:

Little Ringed Plover Old Moor + 2 Little Egrets, Med[iterranean] Gull

Bird news update from England


This video says about itself:

Two different Richard’s Pipits (Anthus richardi), probably a pair, plus breeding habitat (foreground) near Zerleg, Khovsgol Aimag, Mongolia, July 2009.

From Peter Allard in England on Twitter:

Breydon Water early morn, 2 Richard’s Pipits along south wall near the lone bush, 2 Rough-leg[ged buzzard]s and a Spotted Red[shank]. Sunny, but very cold.

Nazi marches in Britain flop


This video from England says about itself:

A Very Nazi Wedding (1963). Colin Jordan and Francoise Dior.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Nazis hide from racism protesters behind cops

Monday 23rd March 2015

A TINY posse of far-right extremists was outnumbered and heavily protected by police when they staged a march in Newcastle on Saturday.

The event was billed as a “White Man March” and groups taking part included the National Front and the British Movement — the openly nazi group founded and run by the late Colin Jordan.

Marchers carried union flags and banners featuring far-right symbols such as the sun wheel, or Black Sun, symbol, also used by Ukraine’s fascist Azov Battalion.

Anti-fascists estimated that about 85 people took part, far fewer than those who gathered to oppose them.

It is believed that nine of the right-wing extremists were arrested.

The master race has never been very bright or attractive, so before the march even started two senior figures in the National Front were arrested,” said a spokesman for anti-racism group Hope Not Hate.

– Just four people turned out to a demo in Edinburgh by Germany-based right-wing outfit Pegida on Saturday.