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Marching to ban the bomb: Pat Arrowsmith recalls the first Aldermaston march

18 March 2008
1 April 2018 is the 60th anniversary of the protest march to Aldermaston, Britain's bomb factory

CND to rally at Aldermaston

11 March 2008
Anti-war campaigners are meeting at Aldermaston in Berkshire on 24 March to encircle the nuclear research centre and call for it to be shut.

International delegates assemble at CND Global Summit

19 February 2008
Over 200 delegates met in London to hear peace campaigners from five continents discuss strategies for a nuclear weapon-free world last Saturday.

Nuclear power is a dangerous waste of money

15 January 2008
Gordon Brown’s government confirmed an earlier U-turn last week when it backed plans for a new generation of building of new privately built and run nuclear power stations in Britain.

Edinburgh marches against Trident

06 November 2007
Nearly 3,000 people demonstrated in Edinburgh last Saturday against the renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons.

US Missile Defence conference discusses George Bush’s plans

04 September 2007
Anti-nuclear activists from across Britain and around the world met in London last Saturday to discuss the new US moves towards a missile defence system and how this is provoking a new Cold War.

Scottish CND conference on saying no to Trident

29 May 2007
Around 80 people attended a CND-organised conference to discuss the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system in Glasgow last Saturday.

Labour's nuclear power plan isn't safe and isn't green

29 May 2007
Gordon Brown's government will push ahead with the building of new nuclear power plants.

Trident nukes out of Scotland

22 May 2007
The new Scottish parliament has a majority who support the removal of Trident nuclear missiles from the Clyde. That includes the new first minister, the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond.

Union sponsored MPs back nukes in Trident vote

24 March 2007
New Labour pushed its plans to renew the Trident nuclear missile system through parliament last week – by relying on the backing of the Tories.

Activists hang anti-Trident banner outside parliament

17 March 2007

Britain and the US – a special nuclear relationship

24 February 2007
A decade ago Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the US’s leading strategic thinkers, published a book called The Grand Chessboard.

Challenging the military machine

17 February 2007
Some 300 Cambridge students took to the streets last Saturday to demand an end to investment in the arms trade by Cambridge University’s colleges.

Billions are to be wasted on Trident replacement nukes

09 December 2006
The government’s Defence White Paper which was released this week, announced Tony Blair’s intention to upgrade the Trident nuclear weapon system.

Labour on Trident - now and then

09 December 2006
"We don’t need dangerous and costly Trident and Cruise missiles."

Statement on the North Korean Nuclear Test

21 October 2006
On October 9, North Korea announced that it had just conducted a nuclear test. The test came just six days after an official statement by the Foreign Ministry that North Korea would proceed with such a test. Experts had warned unequivocally that the North Korean government in Pyongyang wasn't simply bluffing this time. But the US administration, by ignoring such warnings and responding with the usual blackmail, practically asked for this to happen.

Chernobyl: a nuclear danger

22 April 2006
Twenty years ago, early on the morning of 26 April 1986, just over a mile from what was then a city of half a million people, the number four nuclear reactor at Chernobyl in Ukraine exploded. Lack of equipment and safety apparatus meant that the on-site staff underestimated the dangers.

Devonport blockade

09 February 2002
Over 400 people joined a march and sit-down protests as the HMS Vanguard nuclear submarine entered Plymouth's Devonport dockyard for the first time last Sunday. Seven people were arrested during a mass blockade of the nuclear submarine dockyard.

Uranium weapons horror exposed

13 January 2001
The truth is finally beginning to emerge about radioactive weapons used by Western forces in their wars against Iraq and in the Balkans. The revelations on depleted uranium come as the tenth anniversary of the start of the West's 1991 Gulf War against Iraq approaches this month. Several European governments that are part of the NATO military alliance have launched inquiries into depleted uranium weapons.

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