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Yes we can

We can cancel Trident replacement without massive job losses.

Yes we should

On 7 July, the synod of the Church of England decided (by 260 to 26) to call on the British government to ‘respond positively’ to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Oh no, they can

In mid-July, the planned replacement for Britain’s armed Reaper drones, the Protector, made the first crossing of the Atlantic by a medium-altitude, long endurance remotely-piloted aircraft.

Oh no, they can’t

On 6 June, the UK court of appeal ruled that the investment policies of local authority pension funds must not be ‘contrary to UK foreign policy or UK defence policy’.

Ireland divests

On 12 July, Ireland became the first country to commit itself to completely divesting from fossil fuels.

Trump unites

On 13 July, an estimated 250,000 protesters filled the streets of central London on a Friday afternon in the ‘Together Against Trump’ protest against the visit to the UK of US president Donald Trum

A near thing

In June, protesters in County Durham prevented construction of an access road to a planned opencast coal mine near Dipton.

A near thing

In June, protesters in County Durham prevented construction of an access road to a planned opencast coal mine near Dipton.

Dear things

On 17 May, three of the Kings Bay Ploughshares Seven were released on bail at a court hearing.

Yemen

The war in Yemen is poised to tip over into complete disaster if Saudi-led and British-supported coalition forces continue their push to invade and occupy the crucial Yemeni port of Hodeidah.