nuclear weapons

  • 15 Dec 2009

    Employees of the arms company Lockheed Martin experienced a surprise seasonal visit when activists turned up in festive costume to sing “updated” carols. The singers focused on the company's role in making nuclear weapons.

  • 9 Dec 2009

    Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives joined voices on 7 December, calling for moral leadership by all the world's faiths in helping mobilise for the effort to abolish nuclear weapons.

  • 15 Nov 2009

    Four anti-nuclear activists who took part in a mass protest at the Aldermaston nuclear base have been found not guilty of obstructing the highway after the prosecution failed to improve that they were even on the highway, let alone obstructing it.

  • 5 Nov 2009

    The resignation of an advisor who accused the Ministry of Defence of “ignoring its own advisory group” has called into question the future of a project aimed at dismantling nuclear submarines in central Plymouth.

  • 2 Nov 2009

    Now is the time to continue the trend toward nuclear disarmament, four global, regional and national ecumenical bodies have told leaders of NATO, the EU, the USA and Russia.

  • 31 Oct 2009

    Campaigners are expected to rally in Plymouth today to demonstrate against plans for a nuclear waste plant in the city centre. The plant would store dismantled reactor components from the UK's nuclear submarines.

  • 12 Oct 2009

    The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is reported to be considering a proposal to scrap a quarter of the nuclear warheads owned by the British government. The news follows pressure for cuts in the light of similar moves by the USA and Russia.

  • 30 Sep 2009

    The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has been criticised for avoiding the issue of Trident in his speech to the Labour Party conference yesterday, despite the increasingly vocal opposition to its renewal.

  • 24 Sep 2009

    The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously in favour of the need to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The vote is seen as a step towards international agreements on reducing nuclear arsenals.

  • 23 Sep 2009

    The Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to respond to growing public pressure by announcing a cut in the number of Trident nuclear submarines from four to three. Campaigners welcomed the news but insisted that the cuts must go further.