No-Bomb takes on UK government’s weapon’s spending
Damon Albarn and Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja (3D) are among those behind a new website encouraging an artistic protest again the UK government buying more nuclear weapons.
The duo have launched no-bomb.com with Gorillaz’ Jamie Hewlett and artist Peter Kennard. The site will exhibit works that oppose spending money on replacing the current Trident nuclear arsenal. An example of Hewlett‘s work is pictured.
“Over the next three weeks, until the vote on Trident renewal in parliament, no-bomb will be a continually expanding online exhibition and protest,” explained the new site. “The aim is to get people thinking, talking, reading, protesting – to make a noise round an issue that has had shamefully little public or political debate.”
Although the new venture is not connected to any particular political organisation, they are encouraging people to join CND’s march against Trident, which takes place in London tomorrow (February 24).
“The UK Government wants to spend £76 billion of our money on renewing the UK’s nuclear defence system, Trident. We don’t think we should be spending billions on weapons of mass destruction and we don’t believe we’ll be any safer with a new generation of Trident,” they added.
“We don’t want to go quietly into the darkness of a new nuclear age. If you want to let the Government know that you don’t want Trident, you should march in London tomorrow. Assemble 12 noon, Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Park.”
Meanwhile for more on the project see next week’s issue of NME, out from February 28, for a full interview with Damon Albarn.