The Global Ban Treaty – Scotland’s part

Scotland has the potential capacity to disarm a nuclear-armed state if we stand with the overwhelming majority of UN members who want to ban the most destructive weapon ever invented, instead of relying on the UK Government and its nuclear-armed allies

 

‘ The UK will never….’

There has been a written question to the Defence Secretary as a follow up to  Patrica Gibson’s  question in the house last week. Apparently there are different kinds of multilateral disarmament and we’ve picked the wrong one! Nuclear Weapons: Written … Continue reading

Coulport Disarmament camp :Brian & Angie imprisoned till 3rd August

As part of the action to highlight the Global Ban Treaty and Scotland’s position as a reluctant host of nuclear weapons there is currently a disarmament camp at Coulport. A number of people have been arrested, and two long term … Continue reading

Defence Secretary thinks the Treaty should not apply to the UK

‘We do not support this treaty, we do not think it should apply to the UK, and if it is voted on we will not accept it’ So said Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence, on the Global Ban … Continue reading

Not quite the last word, but . . .

Not quite the last word but a splendid summary of of the significance of the UN nuclear weapon treaty. Author Ray Acheson was a strong collaborator friend of the late John Ainslie. The new reality Ray Acheson 8 July 2017 … Continue reading

We Banned the Bomb

Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Adopted at UN After a decade-long effort by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and 72 years after their invention, today states at the United Nations formally adopted a treaty which categorically prohibits nuclear … Continue reading

Watch them Ban the Bomb, Live!

Live feed for watching the  announcement of the Banning of the Bomb. Click on this post to reveal hyperlink.      

A Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Is Almost There

It’s historic. The formal schedule of the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Conference for this Friday coming (7th July) is the adoption of the treaty itself. Over 130 UN states are participating. It’s the very best news in nuclear disarmament in decades. … Continue reading

Janet Fenton’s Update on 3rd July

The end of the week our activities were focused on continuing to lobby diplomats to strengthen key points and prohibitions, and do what we can to get the message to our home countries through conventional and social media , articulating … Continue reading

A Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Is Almost There

A Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Is Almost There Update as final week begins It’s historic. The formal schedule of the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Conference for this Friday coming (7th July) is the adoption of the treaty itself. Over 130 … Continue reading

Why should military preparations be in the treaty?

Threat: Ban military preparations to use nuclear weapons The discussions are now focussed on the second draft of the proposed treaty to ban nuclear weapons ongoing in New York, and it is going well. There are still some additional improvements … Continue reading