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Event 

Title:
Coulport Disarmament Camp
When:
Sat 8 Jul 2017 - Fri 16 Jun 2017 
Where:
MOD Coulport -
Category:
Helensburgh

Description

Come & Resist Nuclear Weapons at Coulport Disarmament Camp in Beautiful Scotland.

Amongst other things the election result changes the nuclear disarmament debate UK wide. Theresa May stated in the House of Commons last July that she was prepared to kill 100,000 people by launching Trident nuclear weapons. In fact, use of Trident would probably kill many more people than that. 

But Jeremy Corbyn refused to give in to pressure to say he would use nuclear weapons. While the Labour manifesto still calls for keeping Trident the increase in support for Labour under Corbyn's leadership calls into question the New Labour argument that an anti-nuclear weapons stance is a vote loser. 

Internationally, a Conference at the UN in June and early July will certainly agree to put in place a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty by mid July. This is a very big reason to believe that the time for nuclear disarmament is now. A large majority of countries - though not the UK or the other niuclear weapons states - will take part in the Ban Treaty conference. The Treaty will outlaw the nuclear weapons when just 40 countries sign on. That wil certainly happen. 

While the Conservatives will remain in power for now, this seismic shift means this is a key time to resume pressure for UK nuclear disarment. The door is opening a crack and we need to push on it.

And that's what Trident Ploughshares is inviting people to do in July.

Faslane and Coulport – two vast military bases on the Gareloch and Loch Long, just a few miles from Glasgow - are home to the UK’s Trident, nuclear weapons. 

Now it’s Time to Resist!

Everyone who opposes Trident and its grim replacement is invited to join us for ten days of camping, plotting and taking direct action to disrupt this monstrosity. 

All welcome for as little or as long as you can stay. Bring friends, make friends, and enjoy camping in an ancient oak woodland adjacent to MOD Coulport, where the nuclear weapons are stored in sinister bunkers deep inside the hillside by one of the most beautiful lochs in Scotland.

Let’s evict the undesirable tenants and return that hillside to nature. 

Save the date. Spread the word. 

Deatails and Full Briefing on www.tridentploughshares.org

Venue

Venue:
MOD Coulport   -   Website
Street:
Loch Long

Description

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