Protest planned for “Independence FROM America” at NSA Menwith Hill

The Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) are organising a peaceful protest outside Menwith Hill from 3pm to 8pm on the 4th July 2011. They are calling for support from the wider-public to go along and take part in this peaceful protest.

For information about CAAB see their website

Peter Tatchell (human rights campaigner) John Sloboda (co founder Iraq Body Count) and journalist and activist (convert to Islam) Yvonne Ridley will be speaking at this demonstration.

There will be a ‘line-up’ of musicians including the renowned folk singer Roy Bailey and Les Vagas and the International Playboys of Rhythm (Northern band). A public reading of the abridged version of the ‘Declaration of Independence FROM America’ will be read.

Peter Tatchell said: “I am proud to support the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases and look forward to joining the CAAB protest at Menwith Hill on 4 July.

“It is time the UK reclaimed its sovereignty and stopped kow-towing to the US.

“Britain hosts US military bases over which we have little control. Too often our government has supported unjust and illegal US wars. 4 July is US Independence Day.

“Let’s also make it a day when we demand: Independence from the US. Instead of following Washington, Britain should chart its own independent course, by promoting international peace, disarmament, cooperation and development. The British people need welfare, not warfare.”