Saturday, 25 May 2013

Yes to Independence! Yes to a nuclear free Scotland!

Visit Faslane  Peace Camp

The Trident nuclear weapons system is based at Faslane on the Clyde.
This June sees the 31st anniversary of the Faslane Peace Camp.
The SSP locally are organising a solidarity trip to the Peace Camp on 28 June. Get in touch via our website or email address( if you would like to come along—all welcome!
Entertainment from Acting Strange Theatre company, Rosie Kane, Citizen Smart and others!
Marie Collins will play at the camp again this year - this was her performance last year...

Trident is the UK nuclear weapons system

There are 4 nuclear submarines
Each sub has 8 missiles
Each missile can have 5 nuclear warheads (bombs)
Each bomb is 8 times as destructive as the Hiroshima bomb
In 1945, at Hiroshima, more than 140,000 civilians were killed

Nuclear weapons are immoral

Over the next 30 years, the UK Government wants to spend around £100 billion on a new Trident system

An independent Scotland would be nuclear free!

The setting up of a Scottish Parliament was a small step forward. But the big decisions that affect Scotland are still taken elsewhere.

Our elected parliament is powerless to stop young Scottish soldiers dying in the killing fields of Afghanistan.
It cannot tackle pensioner poverty or increase the pitifully low minimum wage. It has no control over the monstrous nuclear weapons of mass destruction stationed on the Clyde.

Our aim is to transform Scotland into an outward-looking, 21st century socialist democracy that puts people before profit.

Scotland is a wealthy country with a skilled, educated workforce and natural resources in abundance. 
Yet we live in a country that is scarred by poverty, low pay, decaying public services, sub-standard housing, ill health, crime, alcohol and hard drug abuse.

That’s because we have no real control over our own resources. Our land is owned by aristocratic lairds and absentee landlords.

Our oil, gas, electricity and transport are owned by business tycoons. Our financial institutions are controlled by millionaire bankers.

The SSP wants to build a new, socialist Scotland - a Scotland based on the principles of equality, peace, freedom, direct democracy, diversity, social ownership and wealth redistribution.

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