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Scottish ICAN Round Table – January 2019

The first Scottish Round Table discussion of 2019 was hosted by one of the partners, Scottish CND. The round table is not a coalition like Scrap Trident or the Scottish Peace Network. It is an opportunity for ICAN Partner Organisations … Continue reading

Emergency Protest on Monday at Edinburgh Consulates of P5 Nuclear-armed States

On Monday 18th February campaigners from the Trident Ploughshares Peaton Peace Pirates affinity group will visit the consulates or other representatives of four of the “P5” nuclear-armed states to ask them to engage urgently in diplomatic moves to defuse what … Continue reading

Scottish CND Welcomes European Visitors for Peace-Building Symposia

From Tuesday to Thursday next week (12th to 14th February) Scottish CND is hosting a series of meetings1 with an impressive panel of European visitors to discuss peace-building opportunities and challenges in the context of Brexit, the future of NATO … Continue reading

Protest Against Collapse of INF at Edinburgh Consulates on Monday

On Monday 4th February there will be a peaceful protest at both the Russian and US Consulates in Edinburgh to register alarm at the breakdown of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The INF is a bi-lateral treaty between the US and … Continue reading

DOOMSDAY CLOCK STILL AT TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which informs the public about risks from nuclear weapons, climate change and disruptive technologies, today maintained its “Doomsday Clock” at 2 Minutes to Midnight. In their view, as regards nuclear weapons, the abatement of … Continue reading

122 States Confirm Support for UN Nuke Ban Treaty

Last July 122 states voted at the UN to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). On 1st November they re-affirmed their support for the Treaty by voting in favour a new resolution in the First Committee … Continue reading

Alarm as UK Backs US Move to Ditch Key Nuclear Weapon Treaty

Scottish anti-nuclear campaigners have reacted with anger and alarm at UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s unequivocal backing for the US intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). The INF is a bi-lateral treaty between the US and … Continue reading

The Money That Makes The Bomb – From Wellington to Edinburgh

Today, International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, campaigners in Edinburgh joined people all over the world to draw attention to a large international bank that invests hugely in the production of nuclear weapons. BNP Paribas is a … Continue reading

Citizen Monitors Put UK WMD Base on Notice

Citizen Monitors Put UK WMD Base on Notice Today an international group of citizen monitors visited Faslane naval base on the Clyde estuary to advice its operators that their activity is prohibited under international law as confirmed by the new … Continue reading

NAE NUKES takes over Faslane gateway

For a few hours on Saturday 22nd September the gate to Faslane, the Clyde estuary home of the UK’s Trident submarines, became a hostile environment for nuclear weapons. In putting together the NAE NUKES, ANYWHERE event Scottish CND planned something … Continue reading