As this is published today, I shall be at Aldermaston with Wool Against Weapons. I leave on the 05.53 train and return at 22.16 and will have been part of the Human Peace Scarf stretching the seven miles between Aldermaston and Burghfield, the two atomic weapons sites in the UK. This is what it is all about:
“Yarn Bomb, not real Bombs!
Wool Against Weapons – anti war grassroots campaign – will unroll a 7 mile long knitted Peace Scarf in pink – to draw attention to the Governments proposed £120bn spend to renew Trident, in what will be the biggest anti war demo in recent years.
Thousands of knitters have been joining in from all over the world, in what has been a truly International effort to produce over 11,000 meters of scarf. This will be unrolled between AWE Aldermaston and AWE Burghfield on August 9th 2014.
The scarf will then be repurposed into blankets which will be used for humanitarian aid, including projects in Tanzania, Uganda, Syria, and the U.K.
Wool Against Weapons is supported by CND, Action AWE and Lush Campaigns.”
I will post photos tomorrow. Let’s hope that the whole event is covered by the news media.