Support the Tamworth Peace Walk!

Tamworth Green Party is pleased to lend its support to a peace walk passing through the town.

Saturday 6th October Shenstone – meet at the train station at 10.30am then demonstration at the nearby Elbit factory  and lunch,  walk 5 miles to Tamworth, evening meeting, venue Central Methodist Church

On October 6th and 7th a 90 mile peace walk will be passing through Tamworth.

The walk starts  at the Elbit factory in Shenstone where drone engines are made and arrives at RAF Waddington near Lincoln on Saturday 13th October from where the armed Reaper drones used in Afghanistan will soon be remotely controlled.

Drones are unpiloted aircraft which are causing increasing concern. They have already killed hundreds of innocent civilians in Pakistan, Somalia, Yeman, Afghanistan and Gaza  and are fuelling anger and terrorism around the world.

Their use and development is surrounded by secrecy and as more sophisticated jamming technology is devised, drones are likely to move from radio controlled planes to  preprogrammed robotic systems.

Maya Evans, one of the walkers said  “During a visit to Afghanistan last December, I met a 19-year-old whose brother-in-law – a trainee police officer with a wife and 1 year-old son – was killed in a drone strike. Needless to say, there was no investigation of the killing. I am looking forward to doing this walk so we can get people talking about drones in towns and villages we pass through.”

We will also be walking in solidarity with those killed or harmed by drones.

The Drones Week of Action includes events all over the country and is organised by the Drone Campaign Network.

Leicester CND and others are organising the walk.

Contacts:

Penny Walker, Leicester CND: 01163 199487 or  07414 465695

Maya Evans:  07973 484202

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