Resolution for trade union branches: Stop the Olympic Missiles
This branch notes:
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to situate high velocity missiles on housing estates and in communities in East London.
The Rapier and Starstreak missiles that the MoD are planning to deploy have a range of 3-4 miles. If they were to be used they would therefore be aimed at targets over some of the most densely populated areas in London, causing large numbers of casualties.
Residents have serious concerns about such a disaster, the possibility of accidents, and the fact that the deployment of missiles is accompanied by the presence of armed soldiers and dangerous equipment in our communities. Everyone wants the Olympics to be safe, but such measures are in danger of turning the Olympics into a festival of the global security industry.
This branch believes:
Everyone living and working in London has an interest in opposing these plans.
This branch resolves:
To support the campaigns that are being set up against the missiles in our communities, and to support and publicise public meetings and protests that these groups organise.