NSA/USAF Menwith Hill https://www.themhac.uk/ en MHAC Supporters Meeting on Zoom 9 December 2021 https://www.themhac.uk/events/thu-12092021-1100/mhac-supporters-meeting-zoom-9-december-2021 <div data-history-node-id="167" 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/2021-10/Screenshot%202021-10-17%20at%2016.32.29.png?itok=ukEsOxT7" width="847" height="476" alt="MHAC Supporters gathering" 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="2021-12-09T11:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 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="2021-12-09T12:30:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 12:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h1>MHAC Supporters Meeting</h1> <h2>11am on 9th December 2021 on Zoom</h2> <h2>Roundup of actions and recent events</h2> <h2>Report on Launch of 3D Report</h2> <h2>Seeking offers of support with the work of MHAC</h2> <h3>You are very welcome to participate.</h3> <h2>Invitations can be requested from   <a href="mailto: mail@themhac.uk">mail@themhac.uk</a>  </h2> </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/military-drones" hreflang="en">Military Drones</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/accountability" hreflang="en">Accountability</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/ministry-defence-police" hreflang="en">Ministry of Defence Police</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=167&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="AzLazduFbOELPMPuPlvms4W_C3PmAa9egASD4RxzPLQ"></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> Sun, 17 Oct 2021 15:20:08 +0000 Martin 167 at https://www.themhac.uk International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons https://www.themhac.uk/events/sun-09262021-1600/international-day-total-elimination-nuclear-weapons <div data-history-node-id="166" 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/2021-09/Screenshot%202021-09-24%20at%2010.27.52.png?itok=Yd9NxT_d" width="847" height="476" alt="Mark the day for the elimination of nuclear weapons" 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="2021-09-26T15:00:00Z" class="datetime">Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 16:00</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="2021-09-26T16:00:00Z" class="datetime">Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 17:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:Roboto"><span style="color:#454545"><span style="letter-spacing:-0.25pt"><span style="background-color:white">Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject of the General Assembly’s first resolution in 1946, which established the Atomic Energy Commission (dissolved in 1952), with a mandate to make specific proposals for the control of nuclear energy and the elimination of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction. The United Nations has been at the forefront of many major diplomatic efforts to advance nuclear disarmament since. In 1959, the General Assembly endorsed the objective of general and complete disarmament. In 1978, the first Special Session of the General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament further recognized that nuclear disarmament should be the priority objective in the field of disarmament. Every United Nations Secretary-General has actively promoted this goal.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:16pt"><span style="font-family:Roboto"><span style="color:#454545"><span style="letter-spacing:-0.25pt"><span style="background-color:white">Take time to reflect on how we can all contribute to</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:16pt"><span style="font-family:Roboto"><span style="color:#454545"><span style="letter-spacing:-0.25pt"><span style="background-color:white">the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><font color="#454545" face="Roboto"><span style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); font-size: 21.33333396911621px; letter-spacing: -0.3333333432674408px;">Tea will be served at the main gates of Menwith Hill</span></font></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:Roboto"><span style="color:#454545"><span style="letter-spacing:-0.25pt"><span style="background-color:white">Date:   Sunday 26<sup>th</sup> September 2021</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:Roboto"><span style="color:#454545"><span style="letter-spacing:-0.25pt"><span style="background-color:white">Time:  4pm – 5pm.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h1 class="text-align-center"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:Roboto"><span style="color:#454545"><span style="letter-spacing:-0.25pt"><span style="background-color:white">You are welcome to join us for this brief period of thinking about how to eliminate nuclear weapons.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h1> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-attachments field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Attachments</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-vnd-openxmlformats-officedocument-wordprocessingml-document file--x-office-document"> <a href="https://www.themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2021-09/International%20Day%20for%20the%20Total%20Elimination%20of%20Nuclear%20Weapons%20%2026th%20September.docx" type="application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document; length=76643" title="International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 26th September.docx">Invitation for tea</a></span> </div> </div> </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> </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=166&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="N3gUbsdJsFt91wsJ6tk_E1tXtM_1JNU1gSNCWWL3eTk"></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> Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:29:22 +0000 Martin 166 at https://www.themhac.uk Launch of Menwith Hill in 3D Report https://www.themhac.uk/events/sat-10022021-1500/launch-menwith-hill-3d-report <div data-history-node-id="165" 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/2021-09/Screenshot%202021-09-24%20at%2017.30.30.png?itok=oUkNpGVB" width="847" height="476" alt="Report launched on 2 October 2021" 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="2021-10-02T14:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 15:00</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="2021-10-02T16:00:00Z" class="datetime">Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 17:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><b><span style="font-size:11pt">Launch of Major Report on Menwith Hill Station near Harrogate UK reveals serious lack of accountability and democratic oversight of the activites operating</span></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt">The  Report, entitled 'Menwith Hill in 3D – Domes, Data and Drone Strikes' updates a previous report that was published in 2012.  Commissioned by the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign and Yorkshire CND and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust it was researched and written by experienced researcher Barnaby Pace. The report will be formally launched at 3-4.30 pm on Saturday 2<sup>  </sup>October 2021 at Harrogate Quaker Meeting House, HG1 5PP.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <h3 style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt">It seeks to update information about the Base following the Edward Snowden revelations about large scale international data capture.  Intelligence gained from the captured data has facilitated the increased use of drone warfare in recent years.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <h3 style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt">Latest news from Afghanistan highlights the significance of drone warfare in an increasingly unstable area. The report reveals ways in which electronic surveillance has developed at Menwith Hill. Use of intelligence captured by the Base to target drones means that the Base itself and the surrounding area are a potential target for retaliatory strikes.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p style="text-align:start"> </p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt">Paul Rogers - Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University said of the Report, </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><b><span style="font-size:11pt">“T</span></b>his is an impressive and authoritative report, backed up by detailed references.  It covers a wide field of activity at Menwith Hill and is particularly useful in highlighting its role in the move towards remote warfare, especially the proliferation and use of armed drones. These raise many issues of transparency, accountability, and democratic oversight, and challenging the implications of this trend will be made more effective by this valuable study”. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"> </p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:10pt">NOTES TO THE EDITORS</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ol><li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">There will be an introduction to the Report by the researcher, Barnaby Pace and a short film about the report, followed by an opportunity for discussion and comment.   </span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The launch event will be accessible on line, requests for a link should be made to <a href="mailto:mail@themhac.uk" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">mail@themhac.uk</a><a href="mail@themhac.uk "> </a>before the launch.</span></span></span></li> </ol></div> <div class="field field--name-field-attachments field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Attachments</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-vnd-openxmlformats-officedocument-wordprocessingml-document file--x-office-document"> <a href="https://www.themhac.uk/sites/default/files/2021-09/Suggested%20programme%20for%20the%20launch%20of%20the%203D%20Report.docx" type="application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document; length=12724" title="Suggested programme for the launch of the 3D Report.docx">Press Release</a></span> </div> </div> </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/surveillance-secrecy-and-sovereignty" hreflang="en">Surveillance, Secrecy and Sovereignty</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/issues/military-drones" hreflang="en">Military Drones</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=165&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="uGRgNMPfJLLvRAUBN-dvkH0Y4HJ-YBKRoYmZOBqVS-8"></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, 16 Sep 2021 19:54:22 +0000 Martin 165 at https://www.themhac.uk MHAC Supporters Meeting on Zoom September 2021 https://www.themhac.uk/events/thu-09022021-1100/mhac-supporters-meeting-zoom-september-2021 <div data-history-node-id="164" 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/2021-07/Sitting%20in%20circle.png?itok=AljEJJ03" width="847" height="476" alt="Help 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="2021-09-02T10:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 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="2021-09-02T11:30:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 12:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>MHAC Supporters Meeting</h2> <h3>2 September 2021 at 11am on Zoom</h3> <h3>Agenda will include:</h3> <h3>Progress with Research.</h3> <h3>Launch date for report.</h3> <h3>Re-establishment of demonstrations at Menwith Hill.</h3> <h3>Relationships with the MoD police.</h3> <h3>Other items as requested.</h3> <p> </p> <p>Request your Zoom link from: <a href="mail@themhac.uk">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> </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=164&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="-SY7lVx3Xoo2MZaTaovmasF1HkfkWgNMPbp_cxgoyzM"></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> Fri, 02 Jul 2021 15:32:32 +0000 Martin 164 at https://www.themhac.uk Independence from America Event 2021 https://www.themhac.uk/events/sun-07042021-1400/independence-america-event-2021-0 <div data-history-node-id="163" 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/2021-06/IMG_4297_edited.jpg?itok=1GCPwNBA" width="847" height="476" alt="4th July call for Independence from the USA" 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="2021-07-04T13:00:00Z" class="datetime">Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 14:00</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="2021-07-04T14:30:00Z" class="datetime">Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 15:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>The annual Independence from America Event.</h2> <h3>On Zoom because of Covid-19 considerations</h3> <h3>All welcome.</h3> <h3>A letter to the Base Commander</h3> <h3>Declaration of Independence from America.</h3> <h3>Articulate Speakers and Meaningful Music.</h3> <h3>bring your own refreshments !</h3> <h4>Zoom invitations available from <a href="mail@themhac.uk">mail@themhac.uk </a></h4> <p> </p> <p> </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/how-long-say-goodbye" hreflang="en">How long to say goodbye?</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=163&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="Z_BBmhJZCYjcKvXKfBpmNohcvMsfpv1H41KatF-quKU"></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, 21 Jun 2021 20:21:42 +0000 Martin 163 at https://www.themhac.uk Supporters Meeting on 24th June 2021 https://www.themhac.uk/events/thu-06242021-1100/supporters-meeting-24th-june-2021 <div data-history-node-id="162" 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/2021-06/Sitting%20in%20circle.png?itok=AqQwRdS5" width="847" height="476" alt="Help plan the next steps for MHAC" 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="2021-06-24T10:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 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="2021-06-21T11:30:00Z" class="datetime">Monday, June 21, 2021 - 12:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>June 2021 Supporters Meeting</h2> <h3>Planning for 4th July Independence from America Event.</h3> <h3>Re starting the weekly demonstrations and witness</h3> <h3>Progress with Research Project.</h3> <h3>Advertising MHAC.</h3> <p> </p> <p>for your Zoom invitation send an e-mail to <a href="mail@themhac.uk">mail@mhac.uk </a></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> </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=162&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="VOhAbVmTjShBF_ttR2Dro60MnCRVZ4QlgoYvEwuz_CY"></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, 21 Jun 2021 20:14:56 +0000 Martin 162 at https://www.themhac.uk MoD document approves British troops for illegal bombing, charity claims. https://www.themhac.uk/news/2021-05/mod-document-approves-british-troops-illegal-bombing-charity-claims <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MoD document approves British troops for illegal bombing, charity claims.</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="2021-05-19T20:14:07+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 05/19/2021 - 21:14</span> Wed, 19 May 2021 20:14:07 +0000 Martin 161 at https://www.themhac.uk New forms of intelligence-led warfare https://www.themhac.uk/news/2021-05/new-forms-intelligence-led-warfare <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New forms of intelligence-led warfare</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="2021-05-02T18:16:18+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 05/02/2021 - 19:16</span> Sun, 02 May 2021 18:16:18 +0000 Martin 160 at https://www.themhac.uk MHAC Supporters Meeting May 2021 https://www.themhac.uk/events/thu-05272021-1100/mhac-supporters-meeting-may-2021 <div data-history-node-id="159" 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/2021-04/Sitting%20in%20circle.png?itok=yF2NEttt" width="847" height="476" alt="Planning Meeting20th June 2020" 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="2021-05-27T10:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 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="2021-05-27T11:30:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 12:30</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div style="text-align:left"> <h2 class="text-align-justify">Supporters Meeting on Thursday 27th May 2021</h2> <h3>Will be held on Zoom</h3> <h3>Agenda will include:</h3> <h3>- feed back from International Day of Protest on Foreign Military Bases</h3> <h3>- Independence from America Event on 4th July 2021</h3> <h3>- Research undertaken</h3> <h3>- Re-establishing our weekly protests at Menwith Hill</h3> <p> </p> <p>Zoom invitations available from <a href="On 30th April 2021, The Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign (MHAC) and Yorkshire CND will stage a protest outside the US base at Menwith Hill, joining global peace movement calls for an International Day of Action against Foreign Military Bases. There are now over 1,000 foreign bases around the world, operating largely outside of the control of their host nations. In response to the recent expansion of NATO &amp; US military forces in bases across Asia and Africa, this is a day to show global solidarity and opposition. The protest begins at 2pm and due to the ongoing health crisis, it will be socially distanced. Menwith Hill is the largest intelligence-gathering, interception and surveillance base outside the United States. The American National Security Agency (NSA) and other US intelligence agencies represented at Menwith Hill are now capable of overseeing ‘real-time’ military operations, identifying low-visibility targets and coordinating special operations forces and remote control technologies like drones. This is described by US strategists as ‘tightening the kill chain’. What is nominally an RAF base is really an American ‘death star’, carrying out illegal forms of electronic spying and warfare over which there is no democratic accountability. The only solution is to challenge the legitimacy and presence of this US military occupying a large area of the Yorkshire countryside. A spokesperson from MHAC described the base as providing “intelligence to target drone strikes which kill many innocent civilians. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the base’s activities are controlled by the US; the UK parliament and people have no real say but bear responsibility. Much of the activity at Menwith Hill has been judged to be illegal by the UK courts but because the base is managed by a foreign government it can operate outside the UK’s legal system. We know that many people in other countries which host foreign military bases have similar reasons for protesting against them.” Despite operating in total secrecy, the base attem">mail@themhac.uk </a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> </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> </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=159&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="boLbu0V8PzQYSsRX_Z2818fhtWSClp-Z4c11kqd36is"></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> Sat, 24 Apr 2021 19:58:23 +0000 Martin 159 at https://www.themhac.uk International Day of Protest Against Foreign Military Bases https://www.themhac.uk/events/fri-04302021-1400/international-day-protest-against-foreign-military-bases <div data-history-node-id="158" 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/2021-04/Menwith%20Golf%20Balls_0.png?itok=YSAQ_5ip" width="847" height="476" alt="Protest at Menwith Hill" 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="2021-04-30T13:00:00Z" class="datetime">Friday, April 30, 2021 - 14:00</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="2021-04-30T15:00:00Z" class="datetime">Friday, April 30, 2021 - 16:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="TextBody" style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:9px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="line-height:19.200000762939453px"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#00000a"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">On 30<sup>th</sup> April 2021, The Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign (MHAC) and Yorkshire CND will stage a protest outside the US base at Menwith Hill, joining global peace movement calls for an International Day of Action against Foreign Military Bases. There are now over 1,000 foreign bases around the world, operating largely outside of the control of their host nations. In response to the recent expansion of NATO &amp; US military forces in bases across Asia and Africa, this is a day to show global solidarity and opposition. The protest begins at 2pm and due to the ongoing health crisis, it will be socially distanced.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="TextBody" style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:16px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#00000a"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Menwith Hill is the largest intelligence-gathering, interception and surveillance base outside the United States. </span></span><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The American National Security Agency (NSA) and other US intelligence agencies represented at Menwith Hill are now capable of overseeing ‘real-time’ military operations, identifying low-visibility targets and coordinating special operations forces and remote control technologies like drones. This is described by US strategists as ‘tightening the kill chain’. What is nominally an RAF base is really an American ‘death star’, carrying out illegal forms of electronic spying and warfare over which there is no democratic accountability. The only solution is to challenge the legitimacy and presence of this US military occupying a large area of the Yorkshire countryside.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="TextBody" style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:16px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#00000a"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">A spokesperson from MHAC described the base as providing “</span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;arial"><span style="color:black">intelligence to target drone strikes which kill many innocent civilians. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the base’s activities are controlled by the US; the UK parliament and people have no real say but bear responsibility. </span></span><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Much of the activity at Menwith Hill has been judged to be illegal by the UK courts but because the base is managed by a foreign government it can operate outside the UK’s legal system<i>. </i></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;arial"><span style="color:black">We know that many people in other countries which host foreign military bases have similar reasons for protesting against them.</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="TextBody" style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:16px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="line-height:18.399999618530273px"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#00000a"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Despite operating in total secrecy, the base attempts to project a positive relationship between itself and the local community, emphasising, in particular, its economic contribution. The truth underlying this dubious public relations exercise deflects attention away from its main role.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="TextBody" style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:9px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="line-height:19.200000762939453px"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;, serif"><span style="color:#00000a"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">As chair of national and Yorkshire CND Dave Webb notes, “The huge US Spy Base at Menwith Hill has been shown to play important roles in US targeted killings by armed drones, the illegal surveillance of US and UK politicians, and comprehensive tracking and surveillance of civilians. As such it represents a huge challenge to UK sovereignty and security and is an obvious target in the event of a conflict. We join today with the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign to call for more openness and for all illegal activities to cease immediately.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></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> </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=158&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="PqpWsKvD8MInP2bYpZlD3CVKLpbXcTRG7pBeLweX9Fw"></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> Sat, 24 Apr 2021 19:49:57 +0000 Martin 158 at https://www.themhac.uk