Category - nuclear weapons

  • June 6, 2014

    Support is growing within Labour for the idea that the party should oppose the renewal of Trident. The decision is due in 2016. Polls consistently show a majority of British voters opposed to Trident. Religious groups, including fairly middle-of-the-road churches, are speaking out against it. Protests at nuclear bases are increasing. Will Ed Miliband have the courage to listen to the majority of the public rather than senior Labour figures who are stuck in the 1980s?

  • May 19, 2014

    Traffic is being diverted at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Burghfield, as protesters have blocked a major gate into the site by locking themselves together.

  • April 14, 2014

    New figures reveal the UK has the world's sixth highest military budget, despite the government's emphasis on cutting public spending to reduce the deficit.

  • April 9, 2014

    A new ComRes survey suggests that people aged 18-35 years are more likely to oppose renewal of Trident than their older peers, in Scotland and beyond.

  • March 27, 2014

    CND has welcomed a report by the House of Commons Defence Committee which highlights the decreasing salience of nuclear weapons in UK defence policy.

  • March 25, 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has cited deeper global cooperation as “indispensable” to strengthening nuclear security.

  • March 7, 2014

    CND has criticised increased government expendidture on nuclear weapons and called for submarines to be recalled from service in the light of new safety issues.

  • November 29, 2013

    What worries many powers today are Iranian encroaching attempts to enrich high-grade uranium. Has the deal that has just been done alleviated those fears, or merely been a piece of window dressing? Regional commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian examines the complexities, political dynamics and regional (global, indeed) implications of the Iran nuclear deal.

  • October 23, 2013

    As Ekklesia reported this week, Korean church and peace activists in Busan are taking part in a 40 day fasting and prayer vigil against nuclear weapons from 30 September to 8 November 2013, coinciding at the end with the World Council of Churches Assembly there – and drawing attention to the consolidated action of churches against weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

  • October 10, 2013

    CND has welcomed a new report which lays bare the financing of nuclear weapons. 'Don’t Bank on the Bomb'.