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Nuclear Weapons

"It's pretty obvious what's going on here"

In August 2002, the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston outlined a raft of new facilities it wanted to build over the coming years.

Being realistic - demanding the impossible. I want to believe!

Having been involved in anti-nuclear campaigns and actions for the past 20 years, it's with something of a heavy heart that I write this critique of Faslane365.

Citizens of the 51st State, resist!

As campaigners gathered at US military sites on 3 and 4 July to call for British “Independence from America”, others were digesting a Defence Select Committee report, released on 30 June, which cal

The economic argument

The Defence Committee's first report on Trident replacement was much better than I had dared hope for.

Three damage Minuteman silo in Plowshares action

On 20 June three US Plowshares activists entered the E-9 Minuteman silo in North Dakota.

Pirates, boats, subs and missiles

Between 18 and 21 May, the fifth annual Trident Ploughshares peace camp was set up in a public park directly opposite Devonport dockyard in Plymouth.

Interventions all round

As reported in last month's PN, `twas the season for AGM-related protests. Here's a quick roundup of protest at three of the worst companies' annual junkets:

Convoy and builder blocking at AWEs

Block the Builders returned to AWE Aldermaston on 15 May for the now-monthly blockade in protest against the development of new nuclear weapons facilities at the warhead factory.

Vanunu supporters ride into town

Between 7 and 21 April, cyclists rode from Faslane to London to protest at the continued persecution of nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu by the Israeli government.

Hit the road, Bob

At April's blockade, in addition to the regular presence at the construction traffic's main entrance to AWE Aldermaston, Block the Builders decided to deploy their “away team” on a visit to