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[casi] Activists put British military HQ Northwood on the map

Press release Saturday 18th January 14:00
Voices in the Wilderness UK
0845 458 2564 / 0794 783 9992

Activists put British military HQ Northwood on the map

Anti war activists put Britain's military HQ on the map today at Northwood,
staging a mass breach of the official secrets act (OSA). Over 150 activists
took photos of the base where the British military is planning war on Iraq,
an action which is forbidden under the OSA in an action titled Operation
Internal Look. Nevertheless dozens of press journalists joined the
activists, some of whom carried giant binoculars, cameras and telescopes in
capturing images of the highly sensitive base, which is not even marked on
street maps.

They were also joined by George W Bush, who rode in on a pantomime horse
decorated with a mask of Tony Blair, who last week was described by Jeremy
Paxman, BBC Newsnight presenter, "as the rear end of George Bush' pantomime
horse". George W delivered a sharp smack with a fly swatter if Tony showed
any sign of flagging in his support. The action today was organised by
Voices in the Wilderness UK, ARROW (Active Resistance to the Roots of War)
and the D10 group. Tomorrow (Sunday 19th January) there will be a blockade
of the base, meeting at 11 am at Northwood tube and marching up to   the
main gate of the base.

Sian Jones, of the D10 group, said, "Today, with the help of the world's
media, Northwood has been put on the map. We hope many more people will come
and join us here tomorrow and blockade this base from which Britain is
planning to unleash terror on the 22 million people of Iraq."

As expected nobody was arrested for breaching the official secrets act but
bizarrely the police did arrest Angela Broome, 67, a Christian Peace
activist from east London, apparently because they mistakenly thought she
was under bail conditions to not go within 1 mile of Northwood because of
her involvement in an action redecorating the sign at Northwood with fake
blood on December 22 2002.
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