For four days spanning the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending on Tuesday 17th April, we’ll take up residency on some nearby land, for some peaceful, creative protest and poetic direct action. Come and join us!! Bring your imaginations.
We have a rough plan and schedule in place, but we’d welcome any more energy and ideas!
From Sunday 15th April, we will set up our Occupation’s infrastructure, and hope to hold our first on-site General Assembly at 6.30pm that day, and every day thereafter.
A key objective of Occupy Menwith Hill’s General Assembly will be to evolve a public statement over the course of our duration, which will be presented to the base commanders, our parliamentary representatives and the media upon our departure. Everyone’s welcome to call in any time and make a contribution to this, or just join the discussion. Whatever your views about Menwith Hill, we guarantee you will learn something.
And we’ve also got a growing agenda of workshops, speakers, crafts and entertainment to make the journey worthwhile.
Come and Make Tea Not War or take part in ongoing creative actions each day, like the White Flag Call… our special game of Crazy Golf… giant scrabble… and much more fun that we don’t dare to jinx by talking about it here!
Then Tuesday April 17th is our Occupation’s main focus – The Global Day of Action Against Military Spending. Among confirmed speakers for the day are Dave Webb, Chair of CND and Steve Schofield, Peace Researcher and author of ‘Lifting the Lid on Menwith Hill’ and others, with talks on Surveillance Culture, Drone Wars, ACTA, The Military Industrial Complex and more. There’ll be entertainment from across Yorkshire, various craft workshops, a peace walk around the base and a vigil at its gates. We will end the day with music, laughter and a riot of creativity.
After that, well… we’ll just have to see what happens!