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UK: Greenpeace besetzt Menwith Hill

Rund hundert Greenpeace-Aktivisten haben heute die 
Absperrungen rund um Menwith Hill überwunden und sich auf dem 
Gelände einer der Top drei ECHELON-Stationen festgesetzt.

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Over 100 Greenpeace volunteers invade Menwith Hill spy base to 
expose Britain's role in Star Wars programme At 5am, over one 
hundred Greenpeace volunteers from the UK, Denmark and the 
USA invaded Menwith Hill Spy base, near Harrogate, North 
Yorkshire, to expose the base's proposed role in President George 
W Bush's 'Star Wars' (National Missile Defence) system. They are 
currently occupying three areas within the high security site. 

The Menwith Hill base is rented from the RAF by the US National 
Security Agency (NSA) and is home to over 1,000 American NSA 
personnel. It is primarily a listening base, which intercepts 
international phone, fax and email communications. However it also 
houses two 'golf ball' radomes that George Bush wants permission 
to use as the 'eyes and ears' of his planned Star Wars system (1). 

Fifty Greenpeace volunteers, many carrying flags with the message 
"Star Wars Starts Wars" and others dressed as missiles to 
symbolise the new arms race that Star Wars will create, entered 
the base via the front gate accompanied by the theme tune from 
Mission Impossible. They are currently occupying a water tower 
just inside the entrance. 

The other two teams of volunteers evaded the UK military police 
that guard the site and scaled a series of three-metre-high razor- wire
fences to enter the heart of the base. One team is occupying 
the area surrounding the radomes that Bush proposes to use as 
part of Star Wars, the other is occupying the roof of one of the 
facility's buildings. 

Greenpeace UK Executive Director, Stephen Tindale (who is at 
Menwith Hill), said: 'If Bush's proposed Star Wars system is 
allowed to go ahead it will be a disaster - arms agreements will 
crumble and a new arms race will be triggered, as countries rush to 
develop new weapons to evade its 'shield'. 

He continued: 'There are two UK sites - here at Menwith Hill and 
another at Fylingdales - that George Bush needs as the 'eyes and 
ears' of his planned Star Wars system. But Bush can't install the 
system without Blair's approval '. 

'We urge Tony Blair not to kowtow to Bush on such a crucial issue. 
He must say no to UK involvement and stop Star Wars in its 

The other UK base that has been identified as having a role in 
Bush's Star Wars plan is Fylingdales (also in Yorkshire) which 
contains a powerful 40 metre high 'X Band' radar. The US 
Government also needs permission from the Danish Government to 
use a similar radar base in Thule, Greenland. 

Andy Tait, Star Wars campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said, 'If Blair 
gives the go ahead for Bush to use this base as part of his Star 
Wars fantasies he will make Britain a prime target for anyone 
wanting to knock out the Star Wars system. Blair must say no and 
help stop Star Wars'. 


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