Author Archives: Janet Fenton

Scotland’s Anti-Nuclear Allies in Europe

It was announced on November 24th that Germany will be participating as an observer in the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As one of five countries used by the US to … Continue reading

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The Other Existential Crisis

It is absolutely right that the eyes of the world have been on Glasgow and on the failure of COP26. Climate catastrophe is certain unless we take the radical repair measures immediately. However, this essential focus does mean that little … Continue reading

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ICAN’s Beatrice Fihn at Scottish Parliament – ALL WELCOME

Meeting with Beatrice Fihn, Daniel Hogsta and Rebecca Johnson 21st September 2021 5.30pm. You are invited to Scottish Parliament Nuclear Disarmament Cross Party Group meeting on the 21st September hosted by Bill Kidd MSP on UN International Peace Day. This … Continue reading

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SPRING RETURN TO VIENNA FOR SCOTS!

Campaigners will remember that when we celebrated the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entering into force in January 2021, 90 days after the fiftieth country had signed and ratified, we looked forward to the first meeting to … Continue reading

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As campaigners call out the UK for its contempt for international law the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons goes from strength to strength.

Following the Westminster government’s announcement that it is increasing the cap on the number of nuclear warheads, CND is reporting the UK to the United Nations for breaking international law.. as confirmed by a specially commissioned legal opinion. We Scots … Continue reading

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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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