Friday, April 24, 2015
Rae Street reports on US Tour
Rae Street from Hare Hill Road Littleborough gave fellow anti-nuclear campaigners a full report on her recent visit to the USA on Wednesday night (22 April 2015) at the monthly meeting of Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group. Rae had been invited to New York to help launch the new Interference Archive exhibition which features artefacts, posters and photographs from the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp together with interviews with Greenham veterans. These include interviews recorded with Rae Street and Maggie Muir in Littleborough last year. Both are veterans of the successful campaign to remove US Cruise nuclear missiles from the Greenham Common base in the 1980s.
From New York, Rae moved-on to California where she joined old friends like Gwyn Kirk, Judith le Blanc, Jackie Cabasso and others at a number of peace events, including a demonstration against the enormous amounts of money allocated to military expenditure by the government of the USA.
Rae Street said:
“It was great to meet old friends from the USA who had been so supportive of our successful campaign to get Cruise missiles removed from Greenham Common, and it is always a delight to be reminded that the peace and anti-nuclear movement is alive and well in the USA. We hear too little in the British media about the very active campaigns against the Trident and other nuclear weapons on the other side of the Atlantic. Trident, including the UK’s so-called ‘independent deterrent’, is a system very much in the control of the US government and many in the USA recognise that it is dangerous, immoral and ineffective. Like most people in Rochdale, they know that far from protecting anyone, nuclear missiles threaten to destroy our world.”
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