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Nuclear power: ‘Powerful groups are out to skew the debate’

19 April 2011
The environmentalist George Monbiot has recently spent his time attacking anti-nuclear campaigners. He claims they misrepresent scientific research and lie about the health risks of radiation.

Can nuclear power ever be safe?

12 April 2011
The disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has underlined the danger of nuclear power. Authorities in Japan have now officially ranked the crisis on the same level as the Chernobyl disaster.

Can renewables provide all our energy?

29 March 2011
Since my last column, the environmentalist George Monbiot has dropped his conditional support for nuclear power. He now argues that the nuclear disaster at Fukushima has convinced him that nuclear power is the only option to avoid climate change and meet the country’s energy needs.

Downing Street protest against nuclear power

22 March 2011
Anti-nuclear protesters gathered outside Downing Street last Sunday. They called on the government to abandon plans to build new nuclear plants and close existing ones.

Nuclear disasters: it’s not if but when

22 March 2011
The unfolding horror in Japan exposes one very stark truth—the extent to which our rulers are willing to let us die.

Nuclear power isn't green and it won’t save the planet

22 March 2011
Following the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the nuclear power industry has the almost impossible task of justifying its existence.

Activists call protests in Britain against nuclear power

16 March 2011
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has called a protest against nuclear power in London on Sunday. The move is in response to the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan.

Cameron ‘relaxed’ nuclear safety checks

15 March 2011
The British and Japanese governments are making nuclear power more unsafe.

Profit makes the world a dangerous place

15 March 2011
Every plan to build a nuclear plant in every country across the world should be stopped—now. And all existing plants should be shut down. That’s the message we should take from the horrific events in Japan.

Nuclear plants are never safe: Shut them all down

15 March 2011
Japan is facing nuclear ­meltdown.

CND conference calls protests

12 October 2010
Around 150 people attended the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) international conference last weekend.

Plymouth march against nuclear dumping

03 November 2009
More than 300 protesters marched through Plymouth last Saturday, challenging plans to make the city a dump for waste from nuclear submarines.

Don’t You Hear The H-bomb’s Thunder?

20 October 2009
This new book looks at the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the British new left in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

CND conference looks to broaden the struggle

13 October 2009
Support for the Troops out of Afghanistan national demonstration on 24 October was centre stage at the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) annual conference last weekend.

No Trident replacement

14 July 2009
Opposition to spending billions of pounds to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system is growing across Britiain.

Obama and a world without nuclear weapons

07 April 2009
While he was in the Czech Republic last Sunday, Barack Obama pledged the US’s "commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons".

Nuclear lobby’s government ties

30 September 2008
There has been a steady stream of warnings that Britain faces an energy crisis and blackouts this winter. This has boosted the idea that we need to build more nuclear power stations.

Nuclear power is no solution to fuel crisis

03 June 2008
Gordon Brown says his answer to the spiralling cost of oil is to cut dependency on fossil fuels by building more nuclear power stations.

CND anniversary protest at Aldermaston

25 March 2008
Up to 5,000 people protested at the Aldermaston atomic weapons plant in Berkshire on Easter Monday – 50 years after the first demonstration there.

CND Archive

25 March 2008
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s 50 years of activism have produced an amazing archive of posters, leaflets, banners and photos. Its peace symbol is recognised across the world.

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