Leafleting and campaigning for petition signatures in proposed missile area ‘Stop the Olympic Missiles’ campaign is to inform the residents of the local area. Our petition was at Roman Road (in East London, near to where the missiles are proposed to be deployed) was a great success. Many people were queuing to sign, to ensure […]
Category Archives: Action
Petitions / Demonstration / Active media
PROTEST: Called by Stop the Olympic Missiles – http://www.stoptheolympicmissiles.org
Saturday 30th June
Wennington Green, Mile End Park, London E3 5SN
As part of the Olympic Games this summer, the Ministry of
Defence is planning to place surface-to-air missiles on rooftops
in residential areas around London, including in East London.
There has been no consultation with local people about the
missiles, nor has any risk assessment been conducted. The
presence of missiles in the local area will create a real danger
and does not serve reasonable security purpose.
We demand that the Ministry of Defence scraps the plan immediately.
Do we want missiles in our communities?
7pm, Thursday, 31st May
Bow Road Methodist Church
London E3 4LY Map
With: Rushanara Ali MP; Brian Whelan, journalist and Bow Quarter resident; Alex Kenny, Tower Hamlets NUT; Chris Nineham, Stop the War Coalition; Murad Qureshi AM; Cllr Rania Khan; Abjol Miah, Respect Party; Andy Reid, South London Against Missiles.
Please forward this email, share the Facebook event and invite all your friends: http://on.fb.me/Kf1H4c
Please also put leaflets/posters (attached) in your local shops/cafes – and help us leaflet at the following times:
Monday, 6pm onwards at Bow Quarter, Fairfield Road
Tuesday, 6pm at Bow Road and Mile End tubes
Wednesday, 6pm also at Bow Road and Mile End tubes
(Please note: The MoD will not be attending the meeting)
Download: STOM Flyer A4
Download: STOM Flyer A5
In response to Missiles on Blackheath, Greenwich and Bexley Trades Council, Lewisham and Greenwich CND, Lewisham Stop the War have organised a Protest Walk on Saturday 9th June:
Please join the Facebook event for up to date details: https://www.facebook.com/events/441681132509260/
And the following details can also be found on http://www.lewishamstopwar.org.uk/ :
‘Join the Protest Walk
on Saturday 9 June
2.00 pm Depart from Café at Oxleas Woods
overlooking the proposed missile site
2.40 pm Junction of Academy Road and Ha Ha Road (speaker)
walk past car park tarmac on Woolwich Common
3.20 pm Charlton House – Peace Garden (speaker)
3.45 pm Blackheath – War Memorial (speaker)
walk along Charlton Way, past the illegally enclosed
Circus Field, crossing Shooters Hill opposite the
illegally demolished park gates
4.20 pm Whitfield Mount on Blackheath proposed missile site
Buses 89, 486 and 53 all run close to the route so you can join the march at any point ‘
We have been in the local community collecting signatures by hand; people have actually been queuing to sign the petition in areas which are in close proximity to where the missiles are to be deployed.
We have so much support so far, but we need more! This is a highly dangerous situation for all residents of East London.
The internet is a powerful tool – so we have also created an online version of the petition, so you are able to sign the petition now if you haven’t already shown your support.
We need your signature today – the MoD have suggested that it only a minority of people that are against the missiles, and we do not believe that this is valid. To prove this, we need every signature of the people that oppose the plans so that we can put show the true reality to the MoD – the people of East London DO NOT WANT MISSILES and SHOULD NOT HAVE MISSILES on their homes.
Above photographs by Brian Whelan