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Opposing War and Violence
Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp(aign) protests against the UK’s nuclear weapons at AWE Aldermaston.
The Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston is where the UK’s nuclear warheads are designed, tested and built. The warheads for the current Trident system were built at Aldermaston, and are assembled and serviced at nearby AWE Burghfield. AWE Aldermaston and Burghfield are run for the government by two US companies - Lockheed Martin and Jacobs Engineering - and UK management company SERCO. Right now AWE is constructing facilities to test, design and build a new or refurbished warhead for the successor to the Trident system.
Stop the renewal of Trident
AWPC are a crucial part of the opposition to Trident renewal. We research and monitor what is happening on the site. We work with others to organise opposition to the redevelopment of the AWE sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield, including through the local planning process. We make information available to other activists and campaigners, the media, the public and parliament. As well as the monthly Camp, AWPC takes part in and organises nonviolent direct action. In 2010, the UK government signed a treaty, Teutates, with the French government. Teutates commits the two countries to work together for 50 years to develop nuclear research facilities at Aldermaston in the UK and Valduc in France. We will continue to work to disrupt the research.
Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp(aign)
AWPC have been camping, protesting, and campaigning on Ministry of Defence land outside Aldermaston for more than 25 years. Come and see for yourself what is going on at Britain’s nuclear bomb factory. Women are welcome to join us at camp on the second weekend of each month; men are welcome to visit during the day.
If you’d like to help with tracking and spotting the nuclear weapons convoy (especially if you live north of Aldermaston), we work closely with Nukewatch, a campaign against the nuclear warhead convoy. Visit http://www.nukewatch.org.uk/ for more information.
Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp[aign]