Accountability https://www.caab.org.uk/ en MoD document approves British troops for illegal bombing, charity claims. https://www.caab.org.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.caab.org.uk https://www.caab.org.uk/news/2021-05/mod-document-approves-british-troops-illegal-bombing-charity-claims#comments New forms of intelligence-led warfare https://www.caab.org.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.caab.org.uk MHAC Supporters Meeting May 2021 https://www.caab.org.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">On</div> </div> </div> Sat, 24 Apr 2021 19:58:23 +0000 Martin 159 at https://www.caab.org.uk International Day of Protest Against Foreign Military Bases https://www.caab.org.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">On</div> </div> </div> Sat, 24 Apr 2021 19:49:57 +0000 Martin 158 at https://www.caab.org.uk Victory at the High Court against government's use of "general warrants"' https://www.caab.org.uk/news/2021-04/victory-high-court-against-governments-use-general-warrants <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Victory at the High Court against government&#039;s use of &quot;general warrants&quot;&#039;</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="2021-04-17T20:21:43+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 04/17/2021 - 21:21</span> Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:21:43 +0000 Martin 157 at https://www.caab.org.uk Plans to remove MP's memorial tree at Menwith Hill https://www.caab.org.uk/news/2021-04/plans-remove-mps-memorial-tree-menwith-hill <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Plans to remove MP&#039;s memorial tree 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="2021-04-15T10:36:51+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:36</span> Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:36:51 +0000 Martin 156 at https://www.caab.org.uk Prince Charles visits Menwith Hill https://www.caab.org.uk/news/2021-04/prince-charles-visits-menwith-hill <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Prince Charles visits 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="2021-04-14T20:23:04+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/14/2021 - 21:23</span> Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:23:04 +0000 Martin 155 at https://www.caab.org.uk Independence from America Event 2021 https://www.caab.org.uk/events/sun-07042021-1400/independence-america-event-2021 <div data-history-node-id="153" 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/Screenshot%202021-04-14%20at%2021.05.27.png?itok=8-Kc42QY" width="847" height="476" alt="Event on 4th July 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="2021-07-04T13:00:00Z" 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="2021-04-14T15:00:00Z" class="datetime">Wednesday, April 14, 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"><h2>Independence from America Event</h2> <p>4th July 2021 from 2pm to 4pm on Zoom</p> <p>You are welcome to join us as we consider the issues arising from a Foreign Military Base in Yorkshire.</p> <p>Contributions from different speakers and organisations with some musical interludes.</p> <p>Your Zoom invitation is available from <a href="mail@themhac.uk">mail@themhac.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=153&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="pc1RY_oYvkTBR6bosei7Urkg8_WX0lhDhQcvRdTyBG4"></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> Wed, 14 Apr 2021 19:38:09 +0000 Martin 153 at https://www.caab.org.uk MHAC Supporters Meeting April 2021 https://www.caab.org.uk/events/thu-04222021-1100/mhac-supporters-meeting-april-2021 <div data-history-node-id="152" 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/2021-03/Menwith%20Golf%20Balls.png?itok=z6_B9NfT" width="847" height="476" alt="MHAC Planning Meeting April 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="2021-04-22T10:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, April 22, 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="2021-04-22T11:30:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, April 22, 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>Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign Planning Meeting</h2> <p><u>The agenda will include:</u></p> <p>International Day of Actions Against Foreign Military Bases on 30th April 2021</p> <p>Re-establishing demonstrations as Covid restrictions are lifted</p> <p>Bob Cryer ~ Memorial Tree</p> <p>Review of the MHAC website</p> <p>Other matters of concern.</p> <p>The meeting will be held on Zoom. All interested people are welcome.</p> <p>For your invitation just email: <a href="mail@themhac.uk">mail@themhac.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=152&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="ZM7wl_t0KDeRO24NHjt5ohgLgQ6F70FN5-uH7lCUQFE"></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> Sat, 27 Mar 2021 12:53:22 +0000 Martin 152 at https://www.caab.org.uk January 2021 Planning Meeting https://www.caab.org.uk/events/thu-01142021-1100/january-2021-planning-meeting <div data-history-node-id="143" 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/2020-12/Screenshot%202020-12-18%20at%2017.32.42.png?itok=zROo5Ybc" width="847" height="476" alt="Planning Session" 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="2021-01-14T11:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, January 14, 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="2021-01-14T12:30:00Z" class="datetime">Thursday, January 14, 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 class="text-align-center">Help with planning the next phase of the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign. </h2> <h2 class="text-align-center"><u>The agenda will include:</u></h2> <h2 class="text-align-center">Activity at Menwith Hill</h2> <h2 class="text-align-center">Planning permissions</h2> <h2 class="text-align-center">Peace Witness related to Menwith Hill</h2> <h2 class="text-align-center">22 January 2021, the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.</h2> <h2 class="text-align-center">Research</h2> <h2 class="text-align-center">Maintaining the website.</h2> <h4 class="text-align-center">Get your invitation to attend from: <a href="mail@themhac.uk">mail@themhac.uk</a></h4> </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=143&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="m0JQ3LDfTlA3MlVfLcy-adhQ5KemJwh80UWRrp54hhE"></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, 18 Dec 2020 17:28:24 +0000 Martin 143 at https://www.caab.org.uk