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Thursday, February 01, 2007

7th February Protests on Trident And DU Munitions

Two sets of protests are arranged for 7th February at Westminster, and Green MEP Caroline Lucas is involved in both.

Caroline Lucas MEP will be leading a Green Party demonstration
against renewal of Trident nuclear missiles, assembling at 1pm on Parliament Square by the site of Brian Haw's peace-camp. At 2pm a Green Party delegation led by Caroline and including MLA Darren Johnson and Female Principal Speaker Sian Berry will deliver a letter of protest to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street,
while a Green protest will cluster opposite at the base of Richmond Terrace
in Whitehall. Caroline Lucas' attempts to meet the Minister for Defence, Des Browne on Wednesday 7th have been postponed, so PM Tony Blair is now the focus of our demonstration. Britain's 4th largest political party has been largely excluded from the debate leading to a Commons vote in March, so this is our chance to have a public say on one of our core policies.

Later in the day there is a lobby of parliament against Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions. Caroline is speaking at a public meeting on this in the evening.

Here is the notice of these events from CADU - The Campaign Against Depleted Uranium

CADU Lobby of Parliament
Wednesday 7th February
House of Commons, SW1.
Lobby in Briefing Room W4 between 2-4pm
Public Meeting in Committee Room 12, 7-9pm, Westminster Hall.
Speakers:
Dr Keith Baverstock - formerly of the WHO's Radiological Protection Division
Dr Caroline Lucas MEP - Co-President of the EP cross-party Peace Initiatives Intergroup
John La Forge - anti Alliant Tech Systems Campaigner, Nukewatch USA
Ria Verjauw - European Lobbyist ICBUW
Jeremy Corbyn MP - Vice Chair CND
Rae Street - CADU
More speakers to be confirmed.
CADU's lobby hopes to put pressure on the Government to make the right choice and abandon this indiscriminate, inhumane and illegal weapon.
Called by the Campaign Against Depleted Uranium and the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons.
Contact:
email: info@cadu.org.uk
web: www.cadu.org.uk

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1 Comments:

At 11:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Tom,

I have an urgent call to action for our UK blogging, media and activist friends.

There is a Canadian Exxon-funded think tank readying to launch an attack on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Monday, Feb. 5th at 10am at the Atrium Restaurant (across from the Houses of Parliament, Four Millbank, Westminster.

Here's the info, with backgrounders on the group, we need people down there to get out the message about who these guys really are.

http://www.desmogblog.com/fraser-institute-ipcc-london-report

I live halfway around the world (in Canada) and cannot attend. If even just 5 people print off copies of the briefing note I have prepared and be there to hand it out to meeting -- anybody can go. And, trust me, you will really be making a difference.

Here's a PDF of the briefing note: http://www.desmogblog.com/sites/beta.desmogblog.com/files/DeSmogBlog%20note%20on%20the%20fraser%20institute.pdf

Contact me at kevin@desmogblog.com if you want more information.

Regards,

 

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