We believe that nuclear weapons are an outrage, and that civil disobedience can make them a thing of the past.
We took part in a nonviolent blockade of Burghfield nuclear weapons factory (just outside Reading) on 27th June 2016, on the No Faith In Trident day during a month of direct action to disrupt production of weapons of mass destruction. Here’s why we took this action:
We were on trial at Reading Magistrates court from 14-16 December 2016, charged with Aggravated Trespass. See our Facebook event for more details.
Our case was dropped on the first day of the trial, and now we are now supporting our friends Put Down the Sword who are on trial in late January 2017, charged with Obstruction of the Highway. Follow their news here, and follow #NoFaithInTrident on Twitter.
Many of us are Quakers, and we are grateful for the support of many people of all faiths and none who have shown their solidarity! Thanks especially to Trident Ploughshares, who called the month of action.
With thanks from Gillian, Hannah, Ellis, John and Sam