From MEDACT Scotland and Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland, Dr Michael Orgel has written this commentary published in “Medicine, Conflict, and Survival” Journal. It can be accessed, open-source, via this link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13623699.2022.2114136
Ms Setsuko Thurlow, atomic bomb survivor and nuclear disarmament campaigner, spoke to media representatives in relation to the NPT Review Conference and nuclear disarmament, delivering a statement and taking questions on Monday, August 1st 2022. The summary of her press encounter can be read in the following article: https://japantoday.com/category/politics/a-bomb-survivor-says-kishidas-nuclear-speech-avoided-honest-debate?
Find below a diary report from Dagmar Schwitzgebel of Trident Ploughshares, on the details and significance surrounding the ICAN Nuclear Ban Forum, held from the 17th-19th of June 2022 in Vienna.
Ray Acheson with Reaching Critical Will and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom released four daily rundowns of the events happening at the Nuclear Ban Week running from the 18th-23rd of June 2022, in Vienna. You can read and download these dailies here:
Craig Dalzell’s blogpost on the past Nuclear Ban Week held in Vienna, and its significance within larger disarmament discourse in Scotland: https://commonweal.scot/nuclear-sunset/ “Scotland sorely needs to properly discuss our own nuclear legacy and the impact of independence, because a danger looms in the debate over the future of Faslane, Coulport Continue Reading
In the last few days before the United Nations states that are members of the Treaty On The Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons meet for the first time in Vienna, and the Scottish Greens have made very clear their support for the Treaty and Scotland’s early accession. This follows the announcement Continue Reading
On 14th June, the 5th day of the FABB camp, Ginnie Herbert entered the naval base at Coulport. She was accompanied by 3 other peace and environmental activists in their single canoes with banners flying. 2 independent press photographers witnessed and recorded the incident. Photos and film were taken of her beaching Continue Reading
https://una.org.uk/news/new-report-addressing-british-nuclear-tests-kiribati Check out this new report from UNA-UK regarding the British nuclear tests in Kiribati “The briefing shares lived experience and expert contributions from Kiribati islanders. We hope it will be useful for UK officials, parliamentarians and civil society organisations, and complement work by others on communities affected by UK Continue Reading
Joseph Anderson writes for Holyrood about SCND’s stance on the SNP and NATO, accessed here: https://www.holyrood.com/news/view,cnd-criticises-snps-nato-stance “We are looking at a very slippery slope in which the anti-nuclear stance is watered down to a point that is meaningless and could end in the acceptance of a Guantanamo-type role for the Continue Reading
Janet Fenton, SCND Vice-Chair, on BBC Radio Scotland this morning discussing nuclear weapons, NATO, and the primacy of the Nuclear Ban Treaty for Scotland’s future. Listen here from 34:30: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0c869v6