Posted: 21st September 2020
We are pleased to announce . . .
Success with obtaining grant funding
Supporters of the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign recently applied for a grant to pay a researcher to pull together information about Menwith Hill US base which has become available in the last few years, for example, in relation to increased use of drone warfare and the revelations of Edward Snowden.
The group is very pleased to have been successful in obtaining the grant, which will pay for a researcher to do the work and for written and visual (film) results to be published. It is hoped that these will be available in 2021. There will be a ‘launch’ event for the updated material so please keep a look out for its date and venue!
Keep Space For Peace event on Saturday 10th October at 2pm
In 2020, MHAC and the Yorkshire branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (YCND) are working together to hold an online event on Saturday 10th October at 2pm. This will feature speakers, film and an on-line link with protesters at the Menwith Hill Base.
The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space organises Keep Space For Peace Week (3rd to 10th October 2020) annually. All over the world, groups of people who are concerned about the increasing threat to peace and the environment from the militarisation of space take action to highlight the issues.
MHAC’s event will focus on the two US bases in Yorkshire, Fylingdales and Menwith Hill. As you probably know, Fylingdales, on the North York Moors, is an operational military base supporting the US developing Missile ‘Defence’ system. A short film about Fylingdales, made by YCND, will be shown.
Menwith Hill is an intelligence gathering base run by the US National Security Agency, which is used for monitoring, surveillance, drone operations and as part of the Missile ‘Defence’ system. One of the speakers, Will Griffin, recently made a film about the role of Menwith Hill Base and will be showing extracts from the film.
Further information about the event and instructions on how to register are available on the website www.themhac.uk and will be available at www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk.
We hope you will be able to join us and to produce our usual newsletter after this event.
Very best wishes
On behalf of the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign