In Support.

Being an activist means that one always has to concentrate upon a lot of immediate work, but it does not mean one can not support many other campaigns.

In point of fact it is by showing solidarity that injustices can be highlighted, and how social change may be achieved.

One of the most important things which one can do is turn up or organise support pickets.

The other kind of useful support can be to add you voice in protest.


Here are two issues which now need our support right now.


War Resisters’ International (WRI) is concerned for the safety of its members and of their fellow human rights defenders in Venezuela.

&

By adding your name to the Police Spies Out of Lives Support group for women’s legal action against undercover policing statement Where we stand.

Woops!

WOOOPS!

I tripped over two weeks and now have a fractured shoulder. Thus it is very difficult and extremely painful for me to use my right arm. So everything I type is one handed, which slows me down a lot. It looks like it may be another 8 weeks of the same for me.

It’s amazing just what you learn in these situations, and just how much time one can spend working out different ways to do the most ordinary tasks.

Yet my body will mend and all will be well again in the new year.

But Not so with the nukiller industry where it is always going to be a case of Woops!.

Here a few recent examples just what I mean.

Woops!

Nuclear Accident in Illinois

but then comes the follow on –

Woops!

Hexafluoride Leak Worse Than Initially Reported, Regulator Says

or to put it another way —

Woops!

It’s a wake up call for Capenhurst.

Yet that’s not been the most frightening  story of late.

Woops!

Leaked Sellafield photos reveal ‘massive radioactive release’ threat.

Woops!

Here is what the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have to say about it all.

But don’t worry about that as we are very well protected.

Woops!

The civil nukiller cops have opened a £2.5m firing range near Dounreay.

Woops!

Meanwhile – as predicted.

Fukushima radiation identified off northern California.

While over at the Fukushima plant it’s a case of —

Woops!

TEPCO states the entire decommissioning will be still ending in 30 ~ 40 years, but this is also baseless. The actual decommissioning may take over a century.

So it goes on, and on, and on, and on again and again and again..

Woops!

Woops!

Woops!

and

Woops!

I’m getting medical treatment for to fix my shoulder, but it will take a very different kind of fix to fix all the problems listed above.

In the meanwhile I’m learning just what I can and can not do with my fractured shoulder.

If only the nukiller power industry were to start to learn from their continuous mistakes.

Of Late – Part Two.

It seems like every time I think that there is time for me to sit down and do something new  — yet another set of tasks need to be worked upon.

Thus it’s always a case of multi-multi tasking all day long.

Yet looking back on the last couple of months it would seem that I’ve done rather a lot.

Here’s a few examples : –
– I was at Heysham during March,
– On the Fukushima March the following weekend.
– While last weekend I was at Capenhurst.

Plus:-
– I’ve Put out a lot of information about the danger of nukiller power.
&
– Told a lot of people about the Atlantic Cartier.

It all adds up in terms of opposing the nukiller power industry, but I still keep feeing we need to do so much more.

A Few Forthcoming Events.

Sometimes it takes me a while to write up what I’ve been thinking about of late, but that’s because there may be a lot else happening in my life.

For example: –

– Next week I’ll be giving a lunch time talk about nukiller power in Liverpool.

– In March I’ll be marking Fukushima day.

– While in April I’ll be engaged upon letting people know about just what goes on at Capenhurst.

All of these events take time to organise, but it’s so important to just keep working away on them.

40 Years of Peace Activism.

On November 3rd it will be exactly 40 years since I first
become involved in the peace movement.

I remember this exact date as I was on a sitdown outside of a
company which made military plane equipment that was
being used in Vietnam.

It was my 19th birthday when I joined a demonstration
outside of a company called Elliott Automation.

Elliott Automation made navigation equipment which was
used upon American Military Aircraft in Vietnam.

I knew no one upon the demonstration, but felt that it was
important to show my opposition to the war

What happened on the demonstration,
& information upon Elliott Automation,
appeared within Peace News: –
November 1st & 8th 1968.

If you look very carefully:
you can see me in a photo of the demonstration that was
published within Peace News.

The first copy of Peace News I ever purchased was sold to
me by a street seller outside of Holborn Tube station.

It was dated November 8th 1968.

While upon the demonstration I picked up a leaflet about
the Peace Pledge Union ( PPU ).

I joined the PPU,
started to read Peace News,
and the rest is history.