Welcome to Peace News, the newspaper for the UK grassroots peace and justice movement. We seek to oppose all forms of violence, and to create positive change based on cooperation and responsibility. See more

"Peace News has compiled an exemplary record... its tasks have never been more critically important than they are today." Noam Chomsky

  • facebook
  • rss
  • twitter

Trident

The case for unilateral nuclear disarmament

Image

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon addresses 2010 NPT review conference. UN Photo/Mark Garten

 

On 23 January, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock from two minutes to midnight to 100 seconds to midnight, which is the closest that it has been to midnight since the Clock was created in 1947 (midnight means the end of organised human life). The Bulletin consists of the world’s top physicists and its work is supported by experts on international peace and security such as former UN high commissioner for human rights Mary Robinson and former UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon.

The Truth About Trident

A thoughtful review of The Truth About Trident: Disarming the Nuclear Argument by Tim Wallis

....

Month of action at AWE Burghfield

Come to protest in the heart of the development of the UK's nuclear weapons system.

....

Citizen's prosecutions of the British secretary of state for defence for conspiring to commit a war crime

A new Trident Ploughshares project to involve local magistrates' courts throughout Britain in the struggle against the Trident nuclear weapon system

....

Wheel Stop Trident: an anti-Trident, anti-cuts, pro-public services, pro-renewables bike ride action

I'm one of 14 young people from different parts of the UK, most with a Quaker background or who had worked for Quakers, who formed a group called Wheel Stop Trident in early 2015.

....

Scotland says: Scrap Trident!

Last week a public poll found that four out of five Scots want to see the Trident nuclear weapons system removed from Scotland. It is hardly surprising that support for the Scrap Trident weekend of protest and action on 13-15 April is mounting at a phenomenal rate.

....

Scrap Trident! Let Scotland lead the way to a nuclear free world!

On 15 April, hundreds (maybe thousands!) will descend on the Faslane naval base, home to Trident, in a mass display of nonviolent direct action.

....

Trident will be outlawed – SNP

In an independent Scotland, nuclear weapons will be ruled illegal by the constitution!

....