Author Archives: Janet Fenton

Warm Welcome for ICAN NATO Report from Scottish CND

The Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has published its report: “Why NATO members should join the UN nuclear weapon ban”. “Scottish CND warmly welcomes this new, thorough and comprehensive report which makes … Continue reading

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Faslane Nuke Base Blockaded

woman locked to planter with the legend SAFE

This morning, 30th April, three women members of Extinction Rebellion Scotland have blockaded the main entrance to Faslane naval base, home to the UK’s nuclear weapon submarines, with three garden planters carrying the legend SAFE GREEN FUTURE. XR Scotland said: … Continue reading

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TIME TO DIVEST

As Scotland prepares to go to the polls, ICAN and 40+ organisations that have signed a letter to NatWest Group CEO Alison Rose to update the group’s defence sector policy to reflect that nuclear weapons are now prohibited. The call follows widespread … Continue reading

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So what does it mean if nukes are outlawed?

There were celebrations across the world on the 22 January, Entry Into Force Day for the new legislation at the UN. In this election year the impact of the Treaty has huge implications for the democratic deficit in Scotland over … Continue reading

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Advance briefing of Dr Rebecca Johnson’s report on the TPNW

Below is the four page advance briefing which precedes and summarizes Dr Rebecca Johnson’s in-depth report on the TPNW in relation to the UK which will be published shortly. Read PDF

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ICAN in the UK Letter to PM as Nuclear Ban Treaty enters into Force

To: Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, UK Prime Minister 10 Downing St London SW1A 2AA Cc: Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Affairs Cc: Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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Marking the Progress of The Nuclear Ban Treaty

As far as the Nuke Ban Treaty is concerned the 22nd January is a day for a double celebration. On that day the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) enters into force as international law, binding those states … Continue reading

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Shifting the Norm for Nukes

The Nuke Ban Treaty and the Global Social Norm We are well used to dramatic norm shifts in our recent social history. Recall the low internal visibility, stink and grime of pubs before the smoking ban, or the hahaha from … Continue reading

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MSP/MP MODEL APPEAL

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NEXT STEPS FOR TPNW –

On 22 January, the states that have ratified the TPNW will be bound by its prohibitions and also its obligations – including universalisation – which means urging all the world’s governments to join. Already, the norm is starting to shift … Continue reading

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