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This Saturday, a giant peace scarf measuring seven miles will be stretched between the UK’s two nuclear bomb factories in protest at plans to spend £100bn replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system.
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) today (1 July) published a response to the Concluding Report of the Trident Commission, entitled Against the Tide.
Following complaints about the ‘Lynx Peace’ marketing campaign, which CND described as 'co-opting' its symbol, Unilever has apologised and donated to CND's charitable trust.
CND has welcomed a report by the House of Commons Defence Committee which highlights the decreasing salience of nuclear weapons in UK defence policy.
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.
CND has reiterated its opposition to NATO, as it is announced that Newport in Wales will host the military alliance’s 2014 summit.
CND has expressed profound disappointment at the "historic opportunity missed", as the Liberal Democrat Conference failed to oppose Trident replacement.
CND has welcomed the US-Russian agreement which maps out the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014.
A packed fringe event at Liberal Democrat Conference today urged the party leadership to deliver on nuclear disarmament by rejecting Trident replacement.
CND has welcomed Lib Dem minister Danny Alexander’s description of the Trident nuclear weapon system as "the UK’s last, unreformed bastion of Cold War thinking."