RAYTHEON, Sodexo, Qinetiq are coming to St Athan Wales to set up a school for mercenaries, and whoever else they like - lets put a stop to it now!
St Athan is part of a political project of privatising the British armed forces, and turns over responsibility for military training to a private, for-profit consortium. At a time when US Congress is investigating abuses perpetrated by private military companies such as Blackwater in
This privatisation, moreover, makes the British government a direct partner of one of the world's largest and most controversial arms dealers, Raytheon, which is a core member of the St Athan Metrix Consortium.
A now KEY partner is Sodexo, is a foot soldier for the prison industrial complex and racist immigration policies. SODEXO accused of supplying catering at
From that facility, asylum seekers from
At least seven detainee suicides have taken place at Harmondsworth and in 2006, the Inspectorate found that the Sodexo guards had only two noose-cutters in the 500 bed facility.
St Athan represents a major leap forward in
Third, St Athan represents another step up in the ongoing militarisation of British education. The Open University – is a key partner. Schools around the Vale of Glamorgan are making plans to train local youth for jobs at the St Athan Academy, while colleges and universities across South Wales, which have already been extensively militarised over the past decade, are exploring new
YET The Welsh Assembly Government has endorsed this investment as a major opportunity for
Protest at this sham consultation in Barry
Carwyn Jones: The Government supports the defence training academy. That project will bring many jobs to the Vale of Glamorgan and surrounding areas. It is the Government’s hope that that project continues to move forward.
DONT LET IT HAPPEN HERE _ STOP THE ST ATHAN SCHOOL FOR MERCENARIES