Footprints for Peace visit Rolls Royce at Derby
A group of peace activists called ‘Footprints for Peace’ visited
Rolls Royce Raynesway factory in Derby
to hold a peace vigil.
Footprints for peace are raising awareness and inspiring
people to work for a community of peaceful change.
Rolls Royce in Derby has been visited by the peace group
because of there involvement in the arms trade making the nuclear reactors
cores to power the trident submarines which carry Britain’s nuclear weapons of
Trident nuclear weapons system is illegal under international and British law because
the use or threat of use of weapons of mass destruction is a war crime under
the Geneva Convention and other international laws.
Rolls Royce being complicit in this crime as it is helping Britain
to break it’s international obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty to make progress to nuclear disarmament.
Footprints for Peace have visited many nuclear sites and
realise they are not working just on local issues – but are engaged in an
international struggle against a global nuclear industry that threatens us all.
There is a an urgent call for global action to break the
cycle of mass destruction created by the mining of uranium, the enrichment
process, nuclear power plants, nuclear weapons, the use of depleted uranium and
the disposal of active waste.
The marchers started in Dublin
in May of this year and will finish in London
on the 6th August for Hiroshima Day going via Faslane Trident nuclear
submarine base and Aldermaston and visiting many other nuclear profiteers on
There also seems to be an upsurge in people wanting peace in
Derby as only a few years ago Rolls
Royce’s involvement in making the core reactors was little known and the recent
talks, workshops and stalls appear to be having an impact.
Everyone interested in peace from all spiritual beliefs and
none are welcome to join in the walk.
More information can be found
Footprints for Peace
http://www.faslane365students.org/ Faslane Students
http://www.faslane.co.nr/ Faslane Peace Camp