Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases


Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases

Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases is a UK grassroots campaign which evolved out of a long protest campaign against the American spybase Menwith Hill near Harrogate, North Yorkshire in 1992. It is part of an effort to bring public scrutiny and accountability to US military bases in the UK and abroad. The long term goal of the campaign is the withdrawal of US Visiting Forces and their agencies. The campaign employs non violent direct action and civil disobedience and has often arranged protests at various American bases in the UK.

The CAAB describes its work as "grounded in a deep concern and opposition to weapons of mass destruction in general and nuclear weapons in particular - specifically the proposed American Missile Defense/Theater Missile Defense (AMD/TMD) systems".

CAAB is a campaign.......

* grounded in a deep concern and opposition to weapons of mass destruction in general and nuclear weapons in particular - specifically the proposed American Missile Defense/Theater Missile Defense (AMD/TMD) systems
* focussed on American bases in the UK and abroad

* raising public awareness, scrutiny and accountability of American bases in the UK - over here, out of control and secretive

Asking Questions

Using the democratic process by working with local councillors, MPs and MEPs - asking Parliamentary questions taking action through the legal system to change unsafe law - bringing the executive to account through the courts regularly monitoring US bases and Planning Departments re proposed developments on US bases-American AMD/TMD systems working with researchers, academics, media, peace activists making use of the US Freedom of Information Act and the UK Open Access to Government Information procedures taking non violent direct action and civil disobedience.

American bases

American Bases (in the UK) which the CAAB has protested include:

*RAF Molesworth
*RAF Menwith Hill
*GCHQ CSO Morwenstow
*RAF Croughton
*RAF Feltwell
*RAF Alconbury
*RAF Fairford
*RAF Digby
*RAF Welford
*RAF Lakenheath
*RAF Mildenhall
*RAF Blenheim Crescent [ [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2007-10-16b.157778.h UK Parliament Hansard (Written Answers) - RAF Blenheim Crescent - Nov 2007] ]
* [http://www.jmf.navy.mil/ Joint Maritime Facility] [ [http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafstmawgan/aboutus/jmf.cfm Joint Maritime Facility -RAF St Mawgan Website] ]

References

ee also

*Anti-war
*Faslane Peace Camp
*Lindis Percy founding member and joint coordinator of the campaign
*Peace movement

External links

* [http://www.caab.org.uk/ Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases] campaign website


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