Hope Valley, Derbyshire, U.K.
February
8, 2003


                                                                                                      
Photo: Lewis Whyld

Fourteen people braved the icy winds of North Derbyshire today to spell out PEACE with their naked bodies. Cora Greenhill, co-organiser of the Hope Valley action, said: 'In the face of a looming war in Iraq, we want our action to symbolise the fragility of life, the strength of community and our deep concern for the future of the planet. War permanently damages the environment. The first Gulf War left depleted uranium in the earth and food chain of Iraq, with soaring rates of childhood cancers and birth defects.' The Hope Valley group were inspired by 'Unreasonable Women Witness' in California last month and by the similar action in the Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Ms Greenhill said 'We want to send out the message from this beautiful valley we live in and make a creative stand against the naked aggression of war.'


                                                                             Photo: Lewis Whyld

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