NSA/USAF Menwith Hill https://www.themhac.uk/ en Virtual Reality Military training for sale https://www.themhac.uk/news/2022-11/virtual-reality-military-training-sale <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Virtual Reality Military training for sale</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Martin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-11-28T15:32:49+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/28/2022 - 15:32</span> Mon, 28 Nov 2022 15:32:49 +0000 Martin 207 at https://www.themhac.uk MHAC Supporters Meeting 5 December 2022 https://www.themhac.uk/events/mon-12052022-1030/mhac-supporters-meeting-5-december-2022 <div data-history-node-id="206" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2022-11/IMG_0414_edited.jpg?itok=81NM0JMY" width="847" height="476" alt="Plan next steps in MHAC campaign" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-12-05T10:30:00Z" class="datetime">Monday, December 5, 2022 - 10:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-12-05T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Monday, December 5, 2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h1><strong>Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign</strong></h1> <h2>Supporters Meeting</h2> <p>10:30am 5th December 2022</p> <p>on Zoom</p> <p>All interested people welcome</p> <p>Agenda will include:</p> <p>Recent activity go MHAC</p> <p>Feed back from the Peace Fair at Saltaire on 26th November 2022</p> <p>Use of photographs and the need to clarify copyright issues</p> <p>Issues associated with the Tuesday evening demonstration</p> <p>Future activity of MHAC</p> <p>If you need a link for the meeting send an email to: <a href="mail@mhac.uk">mail@themhac.uk</a><a href="mail@themhac.uk"> </a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issues field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issues</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/accountability" hreflang="en">Accountability</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/global-issue" hreflang="en">Global issue</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=206&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="gj_MJlDiaHUOAqN-wlgZj2IAR6pu9Ra3aZO9nUKszuE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-take-action field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Take action</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Nov 2022 20:15:33 +0000 Martin 206 at https://www.themhac.uk Pentagon's Secret Wars Playbook https://www.themhac.uk/news/2022-11/pentagons-secret-wars-playbook <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Pentagon&#039;s Secret Wars Playbook</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Martin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-11-07T10:34:30+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/07/2022 - 10:34</span> Mon, 07 Nov 2022 10:34:30 +0000 Martin 205 at https://www.themhac.uk MHAC Supporters Meeting 24 October 2022 https://www.themhac.uk/events/mon-10242022-1100/mhac-supporters-meeting-24-october-2022 <div data-history-node-id="202" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2022-10/IMG_1238_edited.jpg?itok=Bh7iY4L1" width="847" height="476" alt="Help MHAC plan for the future" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-10-24T10:00:00Z" class="datetime">Monday, October 24, 2022 - 11:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-10-24T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Monday, October 24, 2022 - 13:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><strong>Supporters Meeting</strong></h2> <p>11am on Monday 24th October 2022</p> <p>Will be held on Zoom. (Link available from <a href="mail@themhac.uk">mail@themhac.uk</a>)</p> <p>You will be welcome to participate.</p> <p><u>Agenda will include</u>:</p> <p>Tuesday evening demonstrations</p> <p>Feed back from CND event on 16th October 2022</p> <p>Developments at Menwith Hill</p> <p>Comments on the militarisation of space.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issues field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issues</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/surveillance-secrecy-and-sovereignty" hreflang="en">Surveillance, Secrecy and Sovereignty</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/accountability" hreflang="en">Accountability</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=202&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="k2TOXVPv8Zz-eq-ZQQCumVuKmNZep3DfKnF9bxaSDMQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-take-action field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Take action</div> <div class="field__item">On</div> </div> </div> Thu, 20 Oct 2022 10:20:02 +0000 Martin 202 at https://www.themhac.uk CND Conference 2022 https://www.themhac.uk/events/sun-10162022-1145/cnd-conference-2022 <div data-history-node-id="201" class="node node--type-events node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_landscape_full_width/public/2022-10/Screenshot%202022-10-10%20at%2011.36.14.png?itok=OJCntQi6" width="847" height="476" alt="Day of Action" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-node-landscape-full-width" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-starts field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Starts</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-10-16T10:45:00Z" class="datetime">Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 11:45</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ends field--type-datetime field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Ends</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-10-16T15:30:00Z" class="datetime">Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 16:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="https://labouroutlook.org/2022/10/07/keep-space-for-peace-week-and-menwith-hill-campaign-for-nuclear-disarmament/" title="“Keep Space for Peace” Week and Menwith Hill – Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament"><img alt="Image removed." data-attachment-id="8544" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-caption="&lt;p&gt;Featured image The Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft departs the International Space Station on Nov. 25, 2010. 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For security reasons, only images from the local domain are allowed." class="filter-image-invalid" /></a></p> <header><h1>“Keep Space for Peace” Week and Menwith Hill – Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament</h1> </header><blockquote><p>“The Menwith Hill base has been shrouded in secrecy for decades and it has taken the actions of courageous whistle-blowers, dogged campaigners and investigative journalists to bring to light its role in a vast state surveillance apparatus, assassination programme and US missile defence.”</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>By Dave Webb, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament </strong></p> <p>In 1999 the United Nations General Assembly declared the 4th to 10th October as World Space Week to “celebrate the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”</p> <p>The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space has been calling for several years now for global actions and events during this week to “Keep Space for Peace” some will be held online – but other live at bases and towns and cities across the world – a list of events that have been notified so far is available here.</p> <p>The U.K.’s role in the militarisation of space has been outlined in a recent report issued by CND and Drone Wars UK. Called “For Heaven’s Sake” it goes into some details of how the UK government and the MoD are considering space as a serious development for war fighting.</p> <p>This year Keep Space for Peace Week is being held from October 1th – 8th and In the UK there is a focus on bases associated with space activities – Menwith Hill (October 16th) and Fylingdales (October 9th).</p> <p>The event at Menwith Hill is being hosted by Yorkshire CND as a public participation component of CND’s Annual Conference, and so we will focus on that here.</p> <p><strong>Menwith Hill</strong></p> <p>‘RAF’ Menwith Hill is situated 8 miles outside Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the A59 to Skipton. From the outside it looks like an ordinary RAF station, but there are no runways present and no aircraft are stationed there. The base is in fact run by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and is their largest overseas electronic spying and surveillance base. The Government Communications Head Quarters (GCHQ), the UK equivalent of the NSA, also has a large presence and the two organisations work closely together.</p> <p>The base can be seen from miles away when approaching by road from Leeds. Over 30 clearly visible giant ‘golf balls’ stand out clearly and each one holds a satellite dish that receives data from a specific satellite that it is aimed at. That data has been intercepted from other satellites or from ground transmitters, When it arrives at Menwith Hill huge computer systems sift through it, searching for anything that may be of interest to the US and/or UK intelligence services. Any items of interest are then fed back to NSA HQ in Maryland, USA.</p> <p>In 2013 material released by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden exposed Menwith Hill’s role in “mass surveillance and extrajudicial killings,” and provided “a snapshot of transparency” about its activities. It has been revealed that eavesdropping technology at Menwith Hill is capable of collecting data from hundreds of millions of emails and phone calls a day and of pinpointing communication devices on the ground. The UK and US intelligence agencies have also been exposed as using these capabilities to spy on leaders of allied nations, aid agencies and vast swathes of the population.</p> <p>Menwith Hill is also involved in the US “space wars” programme — three of the base’s satellite dishes act as down link stations for space-based components of the US missile defense system.</p> <p>In October 2021 Yorkshire CND and the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign (the successor to the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases, which campaigned so passionately against all U.S. military bases in the UK) launched a joint report called “Menwith Hill in 3D: Domes, Data &amp; Drone Strikes”. Written by Barnaby Pace, the title was chosen to emphasise the major roles that Menwith Hill plays for the U.S. and the U.K.</p> <p>The report reiterates that the UK government has publicly stated that all activities at the base are carried out with the ‘full knowledge and consent’ of British officials” making them complicit partners and in its conclusion states: “The Menwith Hill base has been shrouded in secrecy for decades and it has taken the actions of courageous whistle-blowers, dogged campaigners and investigative journalists to bring to light its role in a vast state surveillance apparatus, assassination programme and US missile defence.”</p> <p>There will be a walk around the base on Sunday 16th October 2022. Walk will start at 2pm from the entrance to the Nature Reserve close to the Main Entrance to the Base. Park on the small road on the there side of the road leading to a farm and the sewage works.</p> <p>see:</p> <blockquote type="cite"><p><a href="https://labouroutlook.org/2022/10/07/keep-space-for-peace-week-and-menwith-hill-campaign-for-nuclear-disarmament/">https://labouroutlook.org/2022/10/07/keep-space-for-peace-week-and-menwith-hill-campaign-for-nuclear-disarmament/</a></p> </blockquote> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-bases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Bases</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/bases/nsausaf-menwith-hill" hreflang="en">NSA/USAF Menwith Hill</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issues field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Issues</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/surveillance-secrecy-and-sovereignty" hreflang="en">Surveillance, Secrecy and Sovereignty</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/global-issue" hreflang="en">Global issue</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=201&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="D0wwbEHx9IsBeFt4_mmK39s5qJL1jkrYP4NpjgO8iuY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-take-action field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Take action</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Mon, 10 Oct 2022 10:09:24 +0000 Martin 201 at https://www.themhac.uk US Air Force Deployment in the UK https://www.themhac.uk/news/2022-06/us-air-force-deployment-uk <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">US Air Force Deployment in the UK</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Martin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-06-03T19:57:30+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/03/2022 - 20:57</span> Fri, 03 Jun 2022 19:57:30 +0000 Martin 197 at https://www.themhac.uk Arms Trade flourishes https://www.themhac.uk/news/2022-04/arms-trade-flourishes <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Arms Trade flourishes</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Martin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-04-03T20:33:07+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 04/03/2022 - 21:33</span> Sun, 03 Apr 2022 20:33:07 +0000 Martin 195 at https://www.themhac.uk Upgrades at Menwith Hill https://www.themhac.uk/news/2022-04/upgrades-menwith-hill <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Upgrades at Menwith Hill</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Martin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-04-03T20:26:00+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 04/03/2022 - 21:26</span> Sun, 03 Apr 2022 20:26:00 +0000 Martin 194 at https://www.themhac.uk MHAC seeks a project worker https://www.themhac.uk/news/2022-03/mhac-seeks-project-worker <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MHAC seeks a project worker</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Martin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-03-31T19:41:13+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/31/2022 - 20:41</span> Thu, 31 Mar 2022 19:41:13 +0000 Martin 193 at https://www.themhac.uk What role is Menwith Hill's role in the Ukraine War? 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