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Communique from 'Women With Bolt Croppers'

This is what direct action looks like!
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:18 PM
Subject: Communique from 'Women With Bolt Croppers'

We, the Women with Bolt Croppers claim responsibility for breaking into US spy base Menwith Hill in Yorkshire and destroying their devices for intercepting radio communications.

On the night of Saturday 14th December 2002, we made our way through fields and fog and rain to the fence of the base. Just as we had previously practiced, we proceeded to cut a hole in the fence with our bolt croppers
and climb through.

No alarms sounded, no-one came to challenge us, suprising since the base is on 'black alert' (one below red alert). We walked to our target unhindered. Armed with just a pair of bolt croppers and a hammer we set about our task
of causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage to the US listening devices.

Once our work was done we sat down for a bite to eat before leaving throught the same hole we came in through! We had been inside the base, undetected sabataging the war effort for over an hour! It was easy!

You'd think the US military might be on the case and able to stop ordinary women with bolt croppers from destroying their listening equipment. Apparently not - it seems they have as much intelligence as their leader George War-monger Bush.

We did this because we are angry at the US state plans to bomb Iraq which will cause death and misery for thousands upon thousands of people. We are angry that the British state is backing the US in its war plans, including
allowing the US to use bases in the UK such as Fylingdales, Fairford & Menwith Hill. We are angry at the hypocracy of the US annd UK governments who are willing to use their weapons of mass destruction on the Iraqi
people. It is a case of 'we are bombing them because they are more violent than us'. We are angry that our leaders are going to war in our name. We have signed petitions, we have lobbied our MP's, we have marched in London
and throughout the country on numerous occasions. None of these tactics are working.

Now is the time! We must decide whether we are serious about stopping this war. We need to take direct action now, we need to take our protests from
the streets to the insides of military bases, to Fairford, to Fylingdales, to Menwith Hill. We have shown how easy it is to get into a military base unhindered, sabatage hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of equipment,
hang around for an hour and still get away.

Imagine the power we would have if just 1% of the people on the last anti-war demo decided to take their opposition to the war a step further.

It is time to turn opinion into action, time to stand up and be counted, time to put bown our placards and pick up our bolt croppers. Only direct action can stop this war, if we don't act now it will be too late. We in
the UK are in a priviledged position in that we CAN actually stop this war. We have nothing to lose by acting in comparrison with what the Iraqi have to
lose if we do not act.

Sabataging the war effort is not a crime, it is a moral obligation.

You have not heard the last of the women with bolt croppers - WE WILL BE BACK.



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