NSA/USAF Menwith Hill https://themhac.uk/ en MHAC at Otley Green Fair 2020 https://themhac.uk/events/sat-04182020-1000/mhac-otley-green-fair-2020 <div data-history-node-id="132" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2020-02/Otley%20Greeen%20Fair%20symbol.png?itok=Yu2qshXZ" width="847" height="476" alt="MHAC t Otley Green Fair 18 April 2020" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-04-18T09:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-04-18T14:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 15:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h1><em>Sadly this event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions.</em></h1> <h2> </h2> <h2>There will be an opportunity to meet people campaigning for the accountability of all military activity at NSA/NRO Menwith Hill at the Otley Green Fair. 10am to 3pm on Saturday 18th April 2020.</h2> <h2>Learn more about the campaign and how you can support it.</h2> <h2>Other campaign groups are expected to be there too, along with crafts, Morris Dancers, children's workshops and delicious vegan and veggie food. More information can be seen on line at: <a href="http://www.otleycourthouse.org.uk">www.otleycourthouse.org.uk</a> or phoning Hazel on 01943 464431.</h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issues field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issues</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/accountability" hreflang="en">Accountability</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=132&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="gTCEJizV7DWgsOolMviGK_yn59qAj5im10KI1NSVj5g"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Mon, 03 Feb 2020 11:39:50 +0000 Martin 132 at https://themhac.uk https://themhac.uk/events/sat-04182020-1000/mhac-otley-green-fair-2020#comments Planning and Review Meeting https://themhac.uk/events/sat-01112020-1200/planning-and-review-meeting <div data-history-node-id="131" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2019-12/Nessfield%20Gate.png?itok=NZ2aP3Qy" width="847" height="476" alt="Planning Meeting in January 2020" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-01-11T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-01-11T15:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 15:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>After a simple lunch help review what MHAC did in 2019 and help the planning for 2020.</h2> <h2>A major item is the collaboration with CND on updating our research and a possible publication.</h2> <h2>The planning for 4th July 2020 has to start now. There are several other issues that also need careful discussion, please come and join in.</h2> <h3>Meeting to be held at: </h3> <h3>12 Montagu Place</h3> <h3>Leeds</h3> <h3>LS8 2RG</h3> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issues field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issues</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/accountability" hreflang="en">Accountability</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=131&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="-rzhXWk28BhVlD3bVtiTi7oCtWuFX34-dVDOA3URR1g"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 21:43:21 +0000 Martin 131 at https://themhac.uk https://themhac.uk/events/sat-01112020-1200/planning-and-review-meeting#comments Stall at CND Peace and Craft Fair. Saltaire https://themhac.uk/events/sat-11232019-1000/stall-cnd-peace-and-craft-fair-saltaire <div data-history-node-id="130" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2019-11/Saltaire%20Fair.jpg?itok=ZxpckmNn" width="847" height="476" alt="Stall at Saltaire Peace Fair" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-11-23T10:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-11-23T16:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 16:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A stall was run by the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign at the CND Peace and Crafts Fair in Saltaire near Shipley on Saturday 23rd November 2019. The Fair was well attended and a number of people signed up for the newsletter. Others said they would join the Tuesday evening demonstration at least once in a while. many people said they had participated previously. Information was available explaining the basis of the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issues field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issues</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/surveillance-secrecy-and-sovereignty" hreflang="en">Surveillance, Secrecy and Sovereignty</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=130&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="NWcf-8TCY2KsWPDJQiStJOK_g5y-dKRde_qUH0SRpVA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Sun, 24 Nov 2019 17:38:26 +0000 Martin 130 at https://themhac.uk https://themhac.uk/events/sat-11232019-1000/stall-cnd-peace-and-craft-fair-saltaire#comments Keep Space for Peace Week demonstration 2019 https://themhac.uk/events/tue-10082019-1800/keep-space-peace-week-demonstration-2019 <div data-history-node-id="128" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2019-09/Keep%20Space%20for%20Peace%202019.png?itok=N2uD9UVi" width="847" height="476" alt="Keep Space for Peace Week 2019" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-10-08T17:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 18:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-10-12T17:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 18:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center" style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:center; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><b><span style="font-size:17pt"><span style="line-height:24.253332138061523px">Keep Space for Peace:  a week of protests called for by </span></span></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:center; margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:15.693333625793457px"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><b><span style="font-size:17pt"><span style="line-height:24.253332138061523px">Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space</span></span></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2 style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:justify"><strong>You are invited to participate. </strong></h2> <h2 style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:justify"><strong>Learn and share information about the militarisation of space.</strong></h2> <p style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="background-position:initial initial"><span style="background-repeat:initial initial"><b><span style="font-size:15pt"><span style="color:#222222">8 October - Keep Space for Peace demonstration at Menwith Hill US base</span></span></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="background-position:initial initial"><span style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:15pt"><span style="color:#222222">6 – 7:30 pm, Tuesday 8 October, at the Main gates of NSA/NRO Menwith Hill, HG3 2SW, speakers to be confirmed, open mike.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="background-position:initial initial"><span style="background-repeat:initial initial"><b><span style="font-size:15pt"><span style="color:#222222">12 October - Keep Space For Peace in Harrogate</span></span></b>  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="background-position:initial initial"><span style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:15pt"><span style="color:#222222">Public meeting with speakers and refreshments organised by Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign and Yorkshire CND.  Dave Webb (on the right in the photo above and Global Network convenor) will speak on how Menwith fits in the US global military spread and the idea of a space force.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:justify"> </p> <p style="text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="background-position:initial initial"><span style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:15pt"><span style="color:#222222">At 7 pm, Harrogate Friends Meeting House, 12a Queen Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5PP (wheelchair access and hearing loop).  Contact for enquiries </span></span><u><span style="font-size:15pt"><span style="color:#0563c1"><a href="mailto:sswift64@gmail.com">sswift64@gmail.com</a></span></span></u><span style="font-size:15pt"><span style="color:#222222"> (Sarah Swift). </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/donate" hreflang="en">Support MHAC with a donation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=128&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="5zdu7cGWMMYUU3E0FV9j4O_EFkQCyRm19H3kHVkTH2w"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 20:04:24 +0000 Martin 128 at https://themhac.uk https://themhac.uk/events/tue-10082019-1800/keep-space-peace-week-demonstration-2019#comments MHAC Meeting on Saturday 24th August 2019 https://themhac.uk/events/sat-08242019-1230/mhac-meeting-saturday-24th-august-2019 <div data-history-node-id="127" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2019-08/MHAC%20at%20the%20Main%20Gates.jpg?itok=bHAno2kp" width="847" height="476" alt="MHAC planning meeting in Otley August 2019" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-08-24T11:30:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 12:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-08-24T13:30:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 14:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>All welcome to this planning meeting of the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign.</h2> <p>Venue         Otley Court House</p> <p>Time           12.30 - 14.30 hrs</p> <p>Date            Saturday  24th August 2019</p> <p>Start with a bring and share lunch.</p> <p>Agenda will include -</p> <p>Finance &amp; Funding</p> <p>Research project with CND</p> <p>Website and other social media</p> <p>Publicity and newsletters</p> <p>Keep Space for Peace demonstration in October</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issues field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issues</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/accountability" hreflang="en">Accountability</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=127&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="icg-65QHnbVmY5j_2oHa-G_rP9c7zFLe3FpLE0ymF2k"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:49:02 +0000 Martin 127 at https://themhac.uk https://themhac.uk/events/sat-08242019-1230/mhac-meeting-saturday-24th-august-2019#comments Visit to Menwith Hill by Francis Daehoon Lee https://themhac.uk/events/sat-05182019-1100/visit-menwith-hill-francis-daehoon-lee <div data-history-node-id="125" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2019-05/South%20Korean%20Visit%2018%20May%202019.png?itok=xAk1v0SF" width="847" height="476" alt="Solidarity with South Korea" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-05-18T10:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 11:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-05-18T11:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>There are many US military bases in South Korea. There are many people in South Korea who are very unhappy about these bases. Francis Daehoon Lee is touring the UK on behalf of the People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, a South Korean NGO.</p> <p>You are welcome to meet him at Menwith Hill Main Gates on Saturday 18th May 2019 at 11am.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=125&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="l-ci_vhW44zR-F_-lVNZYUnvjflAc7mQrlJOPFqCbF4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Sat, 11 May 2019 16:01:07 +0000 Martin 125 at https://themhac.uk https://themhac.uk/events/sat-05182019-1100/visit-menwith-hill-francis-daehoon-lee#comments Drone warfare expanding https://themhac.uk/news/2018-06/drone-warfare-expanding <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Drone warfare expanding</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Martin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-11T17:05:55+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:05</span> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:05:55 +0000 Martin 118 at https://themhac.uk https://themhac.uk/news/2018-06/drone-warfare-expanding#comments Independence from America Event 2019 https://themhac.uk/events/thu-07042019-1600/independence-america-event-2019 <div data-history-node-id="112" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2019-07/In%20front%20of%20the%20base_0.jpg?itok=C2SsIP-M" width="847" height="476" alt="4th July 2019 at Menwith Hill main gates" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-07-04T15:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 16:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2019-07-04T19:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 20:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><b><span style="font-size:16pt">Independence from America Day 2019</span></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:16pt">The annual ‘Independence from America Day’ took place at the Main Gate of NSA Menwith Hill, on Thursday 4<sup>th</sup>July. The purpose of this event is to highlight the lack of accountability of the base and its occupants. This surveillance base is closed even to UK Members of Parliament and maintains secrecy about its actions - for example the directing of drone attacks and economic spying. The base continues to expand and this fact was highlighted by the appearance during the demonstration of an official from Harrogate Borough council, who fixed a Planning application for three new radomes to the lamppost adjoining the main gate of the base.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:16pt">More than 50 people travelled to the demonstration from all over Yorkshire, some by bicycle. They were entertained by the band Reason Breeds Monsters and by the East Lancs Clarion Choir, as well as by poet Andy Croft.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:16pt">There were three very informative speakers, who had travelled from other parts of the country, in support of the demonstration.  Jenny Clegg, from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Global Dangers Tour, spoke about the increasing threat to world peace posed in particular by the breakdown of relations between America and Iran.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:16pt">Robin Brookes, of Conscience, the Peace Tax Campaign, encouraged those present to consider withholding taxes which go to buy arms or carry on wars. Instead, money from taxes should support the NHS and Social Care. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:16pt">Celia McKeon, of Re-thinking Security, explained the work of that organisation, which is making progress towards a new way of considering how to resolve conflicts, de-escalate tensions and provide alternative solutions to using war.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"> </p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:16pt">The demonstration was organised by the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign </span><span style="font-size:16pt"><a href="http://www.themhac.uk/" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">www.themhac.uk</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:16pt">and by Yorkshire CND </span><span style="font-size:16pt"><a href="http://www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk/" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-attachments field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Attachments</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-msword file--x-office-document"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/4th%20July%20report%20by%20Hazel%20Costello.doc" type="application/msword; length=23552" title="4th July report by Hazel Costello.doc">Report on 4th July Event 2018</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/DSC01555.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=1642608" title="DSC01555.jpg">Chris Bluemel of Trident Ploughsharesn 2018</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/DSC01560.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=1724643" title="DSC01560.jpg">Natalie Bennett of the Green Party 2018</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/CND%20symbol.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1560347" title="CND symbol.pdf">CND Symbol at the Gates of Menwith Hill 2018</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-msword file--x-office-document"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/Commoners%20Choir.doc" type="application/msword; length=1173504" title="Commoners Choir.doc">Commoners Choir in full voice 2018</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-msword file--x-office-document"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/East%20Lans%20Clarion%20Choir_0.doc" type="application/msword; length=1326080" title="East Lans Clarion Choir.doc">East Lancs Clarion Choir 2018</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-msword file--x-office-document"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/Janet%20Russell%20sings_0.doc" type="application/msword; length=335360" title="Janet Russell sings.doc">Janet Russell sings 2018</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-msword file--x-office-document"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/Reading%20the%20Declaration.doc" type="application/msword; length=658944" title="Reading the Declaration.doc">Reading the Declaration 2018</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-msword file--x-office-document"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/Hazel%20Costello%20intoducing%20the%20event.doc" type="application/msword; length=737280" title="Hazel Costello intoducing the event.doc">Hazel Costello introduced the afternoon 2018</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-04/MENWITH-3_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=4945041" title="MENWITH-3.jpg">Poster for Independence Day Event 2019</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-07/Celia%20McKeon_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=479042" title="Celia McKeon_0.jpg">Celia McKeon 2019</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-07/Reason%20Breeds%20Monsters_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=574787" title="Reason Breeds Monsters_0.jpg">Reason Breeds Monsters 2019</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-07/East%20Lancs%20Clarion%20Choir_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=454268" title="East Lancs Clarion Choir_0.jpg">East Lancs Clarion Choir 2019</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-07/Flags.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=478042" title="Flags.jpg">Flags 2019</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-07/Reading%20the%20Declaration.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=574281" title="Reading the Declaration.jpg">Reading the Declaration 2019</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-07/Andy%20Croft.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=816954" title="Andy Croft.jpg">Andy Croft reads a poem. 2019</a></span> </div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-07/G%20Dickson%20receiving%20the%20Declaration%20from%20H%20Costello.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=551201" title="G Dickson receiving the Declaration from H Costello.jpg">Squadron Leader G Dickson receives the Declaration</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=112&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="DJ7KyjdifaQWkAP_Ctf1FfiID8mJD1d7r-QItNktCRg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:13:10 +0000 Martin 112 at https://themhac.uk https://themhac.uk/events/thu-07042019-1600/independence-america-event-2019#comments MHAC Meeting on 28th October 2017 https://themhac.uk/events/sat-10282017-1230/mhac-meeting-28th-october-2017 <div data-history-node-id="104" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2017-10/4th%20July%202017%20at%20Main%20Gates.jpg?itok=WaRnycrH" width="847" height="476" alt="By the Main Gates on 4th July 2017" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2017-10-28T11:30:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 12:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2017-10-28T15:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 16:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A meeting to review the campaign and clarify how it can go forward effectively. All interested in developing an effective campaign to press for accountability of US military and surveillance activity at Menwith Hill are welcome.</p> <p>The meeting will start with a shared lunch.</p> <p><strong>Venue:</strong> Carlton Hill Quaker Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9DX.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=104&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="IYtA5gh2wvnUbKaZFuRzDcAfI_Z3RCb2Q_umKfHweSk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:35:11 +0000 Martin 104 at https://themhac.uk https://themhac.uk/events/sat-10282017-1230/mhac-meeting-28th-october-2017#comments Keep Space for Peace Week 2017 Demonstration https://themhac.uk/events/tue-10102017-1800/keep-space-peace-week-2017-demonstration <div data-history-node-id="102" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2017-08/Earth%20from%20space.png?itok=aw21VLmX" width="847" height="476" alt="Keep Space for Peace Week 2017" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2017-10-10T17:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 18:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2017-10-10T18:30:00Z" class="datetime">Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 19:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Arranged jointly with Yorkshire CND. Peaceful demonstration at the Main Gates of Menwith Hill drawing attention to the urgent need to return space to peace. Speakers, food and music. All are welcome to participate, sharing and learning about the difficult and complex consequences of militarising space.</p> <h1>Report on what happened at this event</h1> <table style="float:left;margin-right:5px"><tbody><tr><td> <p style="width:520px"><img alt="The demostration" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0fcc3d26-77c3-4208-ba28-d883fac3ad7a" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/The-demonstration_0.jpg" class="align-left" /></p> </td> </tr><tr><td> <p><img alt="Donald Trump" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="991cddb3-2849-49b8-b3e1-0dffe95957b8" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Donald-Trump.jpg" class="align-left" /><img alt="Prof Nick Ritchie" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c5b67325-8dcf-4fb4-8933-01c3ee46cdc1" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Prof-Nick-Ritchie.jpg" class="align-left" /></p> </td> </tr><tr><td> <p><img alt="Cyclists arrive" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f98426f4-4eb0-4771-8f1f-6193a90b631e" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Cyclists-arrive.jpg" class="align-left" /></p> </td> </tr><tr><td> <p><img alt="Dave Webb" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6d0689a1-f880-4342-8b43-846a6b8abc59" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Dave-Webb.jpg" class="align-left" /><img alt="Jenny Clegg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="efbc206d-0d9e-4c69-b921-3941c03d1377" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Jenny-Clegg2.jpg" class="align-left" /></p> </td> </tr><tr><td> <p><img alt="UK sign UN Treaty" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="63cdf522-fdb3-4beb-b364-26feb86adba6" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/UK-sign-UN-Treaty.jpg" class="align-left" /></p> </td> </tr><tr><td> <p><img alt="Juneseco Hwang" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ad6f887b-babd-4f07-8adc-2239e98b5641" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Juneseco-Hwang.jpg" class="align-left" /><img alt="Paul Mobbs" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5975526c-3fc9-4b86-b8cf-cb16b24d1cf7" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Paul-Mobbs.jpg" class="align-left" /></p> </td> </tr><tr><td> <p><img alt="Jeju flag from the back" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4a3b5c56-0b5c-43c8-b919-8ad0d0931728" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Jeju-flag-from-the-back.jpg" class="align-left" /></p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p style="font-size:1.4em">Keep Space for Peace week was marked at Menwith Hill by a protest organised by Yorkshire CND, with help from the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign and Joan West of the East Lancs Clarion Choir.</p> <p style="font-size:1.4em">About 30 people attended the protest, arriving on foot, by bicycle, by minibus or by car, and were lucky to have a warm and mostly dry evening. The event was timed to support the regular Tuesday evening demonstration outside the main gate of the base. YCND supplied soup and refreshments as well as the essential PA system. The police were co-operative and Squadron Leader Geoff Dickson also attended for part of the time.</p> <p style="font-size:1.4em">The first speaker was Jenny Clegg, Senior Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. She is a specialist in Asian studies and gave a very informative overview of the current political situation in the Far East. She was followed by Juneseo Hwang from South Korea, at present studying at Bradford University, who gave a first-hand account of relations between North and South Korea.</p> <p style="font-size:1.4em">Dave Webb, convenor of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and member of Scientists for Global Responsibility, talked about the links between Menwith Hill NSA base and other US bases in Europe and throughout the world. He was followed by Professor Nick Ritchie who lectures on International Security and International Relations at York University. He was able to give further information about the recently agreed Global Ban on Nuclear Weapons and joined with everyone at the protest in regretting the failure of the UK government to sign up to this ban.</p> <p style="font-size:1.4em">Finally, those attending the protest were very pleased to welcome Paul Mobbs, from Croughtonwatch, who spoke about the new role of Croughton in US information gathering, links with Menwith Hill and the use of both bases for drone warfare.</p> <p style="font-size:1.4em">Very many thanks again to Cath, Matt and all at YCND, and to Joan West for her wonderful tent!</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=102&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="F9wTP5enL8AmVIRvOmgO7TVSiZzXEZgCZECe7Mia3jg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:35:33 +0000 Martin 102 at https://themhac.uk https://themhac.uk/events/tue-10102017-1800/keep-space-peace-week-2017-demonstration#comments