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[casi] RAF Tornado jet put out of action by anti war/ anti sanctions activist

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Dear all
I know this is more anti sanctions than anti war, but it is the biggest individual anti war action 
and Ulla has been campaigning against sanctions for some time.
There seems to be  a news blackout on this just now so pass this on.


Press Release: 12th March 2003

Ulla Roder Confirms Leuchars Tornado "Out of Action"

Today Trident Ploughshares activist Ulla Roder confirmed that the Tornado jet which she damaged 
yesterday at Leuchars airbase is unlikely to fly again.

Ulla (48), from Odense in Denmark, but currently living in Scotland, described how she went into a 
hangar at the Fife airbase and discovered the plane completely unguarded. She said: "I took my 
hammer to the nose-cone, the cockpit, the fuselage, the wings, the tailplane and other parts of the 
plane which it was safe to damage. I don't see it flying again. I then sat down and waited for the 
security people to arrive. When the police came everything was calm and relaxed." She is in good 
spirits and pleased that this particular aircraft will not be dropping bombs on innocent people in 

This morning Ulla appeared at private hearing at Cupar Sheriff Court and was remanded to Cornton 
Vale Prison in Stirling on petition until another hearing takes place next Thursday. Currently the 
charge against her is one of criminal damage. Until investigations are complete the cost of the 
damage will not be known but may run to over 1 million.

A Trident Ploughshares spokesperson said: "Ulla's action gives a huge lift to the anti-war movement 
and will inspire other peaceful and nonviolent acts to put a spoke in the wheel of the Blair war 

Ulla is well known as one of the Trident Three who were acquitted by a Scottish court after 
damaging the Trident research barge Maytime in 1999. She has served several prison terms for 
anti-Trident actions.

Contacts:       David Mackenzie 0870 458 3117  (07876593016)
                Jane Tallents           08454588367
                Newsline (recorded)     08454588365



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