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NOBEL LECTURE GIVEN BY THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE 2017, ICAN, DELIVERED BY BEATRICE FIHN AND SETSUKO THURLOW, OSLO, 10 DECEMBER 2017 BEATRICE FIHN Your Majesties, Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Esteemed guests. Today, it is a great honour … Continue reading

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FIRST MINISTER GIVES TORCH TO SCOTS BOUND FOR ICAN NOBEL AWARD IN OSLO

Today First Minister Nicola Sturgeon handed over a torch to the group of Scots who will join the torchlight procession in Oslo on Sunday 10th December, when the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to ICAN, for their work towards … Continue reading

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PEACE IS THE PRIZE – A party near you this weekend?

Across Scotland this coming weekend people will be celebrating the award on Sunday in Oslo of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN for their work towards the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)1 which was adopted by … Continue reading

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MAJORITY OF SCOTTISH PARLIAMENTARIANS FORMALLY BACK NEW UN NUKE BAN TREATY

With the mass signing today by all SNP MSPs a clear and cross-party majority of Scottish parliamentarians are now committed to work for the new UN nuclear ban treaty – the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons 1(TPNW). At Holyrood all SNP and … Continue reading

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Catholic Church Comes Out Against POSSESSION of Nukes – Nuke Ban Treaty is Moving the Plates

Here’s another sign that the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons is already changing the dynamics around nuclear weapons. Last Friday (10th November) Pope Francis made a hugely significant speech about nuclear weapons. Up to now the Catholic Church has allowed … Continue reading

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PEACE IS THE PRIZE Celebrating the ICAN Nobel Peace Award 9th to 11th December

The Scottish Scrap Trident Coalition is calling for Scotland-wide celebrations of the ICAN Nobel Peace Award on the weekend of the 8th to 11th December On Sunday 10th December the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) will receive the Nobel Peace … Continue reading

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Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at 2017 SNP Conference

“We will never accept that a limit should be placed on the contribution Scotland can make to building a better world. Strong voices for peace and justice are needed now more than ever. Last week, ICAN, the global campaign against … Continue reading

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DELIGHT AS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE GOES TO ICAN

Scottish Scrap Trident Coalition Press Release: 6th October 2017   DELIGHT AS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE GOES TO ICAN Campaigners against nuclear weapons are delighted by the news that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the advocacy group that has worked … Continue reading

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53 States sign TPNW in the first week!

At last, only two months after its adoption by the UN General Assembly on 7th July 2017, the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opened for signature at the United Nations in New York. During the opening ceremony on 20th … Continue reading

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Scottish CND say that the storing of US nuclear weapons in Europe is an elephant in the room which needs to be dealt with. Arthur West chair of Scottish CND said:   It is our understanding that the US spends … Continue reading

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