Foil the Base 12.00, Sat 22nd March, 2003.

A day of peaceful creative direct action, music, speakers and a tour at US military base Menwith Hill, Yorkshire. Supported by CAAB and CND

Menwith Hill plays a crucial role in war on Iraq. As the largest electronic monitoring station in the world it picks up communications from satellites covering the Middle East it even won an award for its eavesdropping in the last Gulf War. It is the brains of any attack on Iraq.

Menwith is also a key base for the project of long-term military aggression – Star Wars.

To foil the base disrupt satellite signals at the base – there has to be as much foil in the air as possible. Bring foil kites, foil balloons, foil puppets and use your imagination!

All welcome.

Let’s make our demonstrations visible at the real heart of the military machine – if only a fraction of the people marching in London take action at military bases the war will become unworkable.

This time in March is the Spring Equinox the turning of the seasons when night and day are of equal length. It’s the time to celebrate life’s ability to regenerate, to de-legitimise the military system and transform our frustration into hope and active resistance for a better world.

For direct action training, for speakers on Star Wars and Menwith Hill, or to be a transport organiser for your area contact Neighbourhoods Opposing War (NOW) at

For those making their own way, Menwith Hill is off the A59, approx. 5 miles west of Harrogate. On ordnance survey maps, the grid reference is CP205570.

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