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Monday, January 08, 2007

Caroline Lucas MEP Arrested at Faslane

One of our Green Euro MPs, Caroline Lucas, has again been arrested at the Faslane Nuclear base as part of the ongoing Faslane 365 civil disobedience. Today was a day of action by elected representatives.

Caroline has shown on numerous ocasions that she does not just 'talk the talk' (and very effectively too!), but she also 'walks the walk'. As she points out, Trident and its projected replacement are an illegal obscenity with no serious political or strategic rationale other than keeping Britain tied to Uncle Sam's apron strings, allowing them to claim a spurious multinational consensus and subsidising their nuclear arsenal. The non-independent non-deterrent is a major provocation to nuclear proliferation.

Hopefully resistance to Trident and Trident Replacement will continue to grow. Unfortunately the madness of the neo-cons and their supporters continues to grow unabated, with articles this week in both the right-wing Spectator Magazine and Murdoch's London Times speculating about an Israeli nuclear attack on Iran. So much for nuclear weapons making large scale conflicts 'unthinkable'.

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At 11:58 am, Anonymous a very public sociologist said...

Along with Leanne Wood (AM, Plaid) and Frances Curran, Rosie Kane and Carolyn Leckie (MSPs, SSP).

Best wishes and solidarity with all five.

At 10:59 pm, Blogger greenman said...

And a Netherlands elected representative too. Well done to all those for their actions highlighting the dangerous waste of money that is Trident replacement.

Congratulations on your blog, too, public sociologist, a good read.


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