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Overriding Trident Tour

28.09. - 30.09.2007

From September 28th-30th of 2007, a group of more than 30 medical students, doctors and political activists cycled the English countryside from Dover to London in order to reach this conference, informing the public on their way about the dangers of nuclear weapons, holding Target X installations and meeting with mayors and media on the way.

Background of the tour was the decision of the British parliament to renew the Trident nuclear weapons program for an estimated cost of £25 billion. Total expenses in the next thirty years including production, transport, security and maintenance of the weapons will likely reach up to £70 billion. As doctors and medical students, we felt that this money would be better spent on education, health care, meeting development targets and improving social security. According to the World Court, nuclear weapons are illegal weapons of mass destruction. They are targeted primarily at the civilian population, at vital infrastructure and are not to be used again after the horrible effects of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, Britain is maintaining its 200 nuclear warheads, patrolling the world seas on its four vanguard submarines - each one with more firepower than hundreds of Hiroshima bombs.

More Information on the Overriding Trident Tour
Information about the Faslane blockade
Information about the "Final Pandemic" Conference
Contact: trident@web.de

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