Blockade at Hinkley Point NPP

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Stop the next generation of nuclear power stations with a blockade at Hinkley Point

Join us at Hinkley on 3 October 2011

Stop New Nuclear is a new campaign to stop new nuclear power stations in Britain. It is an alliance of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Stop Nuclear Power Network UK, Kick Nuclear, Stop Hinkley, Sizewell Blockaders, Shutdown Sizewell, South West Against Nuclear, and Trident Ploughshares. Our first focus is a big non-violent blockade of Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset on 3 October 2011. Hinkley Point is the first of eight proposed sites for nuclear new build to go ahead. We stopped them here before, and we can do it again. If they fail at Hinkley, it is unlikely the "nuclear renaissance" will have the momentum to continue.

The action:
A non-violent blockade of Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset On 3 October 2011 we will – with hundreds of people – non-violently blockade the access to Hinkley Point nuclear power station for one day. While the blockade will be the key focus, there will be plenty of roles and activities for people who do not wish to risk arrest. So everyone who is anti-nuclear can come and join us on the day to express their opposition in many different ways. We will prepare ourselves for this blockade with non-violence training, and we will not be deterred by police trying to prevent our non-violent action. The blockade will be inclusive, allowing people from all walks of life and with a wide range of experience in non-violent action – or no experience at all – to participate. We will organise a safe environment for everyone, built on trust for each other, but also on our determination to stop nuclear new-build.

In the days before the blockade, there will be local actions in Bridgwater. There will be a camp and local accommoda­tion for people over the weekend and non-violence training will be provided.

We need your help

With this text, we want to introduce this new campaign to you, and we hope that you will help us with this campaign, and help us mobilise for 3 October.

Here are some things you can do:

  • help to distribute the call-out for the blockade. You can download the call-out at http://stopnewnuclear.org.uk/node/10. Or we can send you some call-outs - just drop us a line.
  • Sign one of the pledges at http://stopnewnuclear.org.uk/pledges . This is important, as it shows the strength of the campaign, and helps us to organise the blockade.
  • Distribute this invitation, or write your own email to let your friends and supporters know of the campaign and the action.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us by email or by phone.


Email: campaign@stopnewnuclear.org.uk
Web: http://stopnewnuclear.org.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-New-Nuclear/228971750452013
Phone: 0845-2872381


Stop New Nuclear is a campaign to stop new nuclear power stations and is an alliance of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Stop Nuclear Power Network UK, Kick Nuclear, Stop Hinkley, Sizewell Blockaders, Shutdown Sizewell, South West Against Nuclear, and Trident Ploughshares

Donate: We need your support. Please donate at http://stopnewnuclear.org.uk/donate


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