Dedicated to halting nuclear weapons production at the Atomic Weapons Establishment
UK’s Nuclear Weapons
UK’s Anti-Nuclear Movement
ActionAWE is part of the anti-nuclear movement in the UK. The movement comprises of various groups against nuclear technologies such as nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Both individuals and groups take part in the anti-nuclear protests and demonstrations that have occurred in the UK for many decades.
The list of contracts gives an insight into how far advanced design work is on the ‘Successor’ project. As well as main design phase contracts with prime contractors BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, and Babcock, the list also includes a range of further contacts for detailed elements of submarine design.
Bombs Ahoy! Why the UK is desperate for Nuclear Power
So what are the implications for campaigners opposing Hinkley C and other new nuclear power plants? First, it means that there is little point in trying to change the minds of key decision-makers in the UK government and opposition parties about nuclear power.
AWE Burghfield, a former munitions factory, occupies a 225-acre site between Aldermaston and Reading. It is responsible for the complex final assembly and maintenance of the warheads while in service, as well as their decommissioning.
Unlike AWE Aldermaston with multiple entrances and exits, AWE Burghfield only has two gates. The main entrance gate is in The Mearings, off Reading Road, Burghfield. The second gate is on Burnthouse Lane.
Our mission is to eradicate weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons worldwide to secure the future of new generations. We oppose the creation, production, implementation, use, and testing of nuclear weapons.
ActionAWE is part of the anti-nuclear movement in the UK. The movement comprises of various groups against nuclear technologies such as nuclear weapons and nuclear power.
Media & News
Since the beginning of the 20th Century, we continue to fight against nuclear weapons. The support for groups and individuals against nuclear technology has increased immensely over the years.
DID YOU know that nuclear warheads are regularly transported for hundreds of miles along UK roads? Police and Marines escort these military convoys between the warhead factory near Aldermaston and the Trident submarine base in Scotland.
STAGE 1: during the action
STAGE 2: When the action is over and it looks like there will be no more arrests
STAGE 3: While you are waiting
STAGE 4: When you know some people will be released
Get your story out
Many people joining Action AWE will already be skilled and experienced in getting their message out via the mass media but others may welcome some pointers. Some actions will be planned and publicized in advance, others will be unannounced.