The Scottish CND Global Ban Treaty Working Group are organising a public meeting on on Wed, 23rd of Aug at 7 pm in the Rainbow Room of the Quaker Meeting House (38 Elmbank Crescent Glasgow G2 4PS). The United Nations Treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was adopted in July in Continue Reading
The already dangerous crisis in Korea has escalated further with the reckless rhetoric emanating from both the United States and the Democratic Republic of Korea. The wild threats issued by both sides only inflame an already explosive situation. If acted on they could lead directly to the death of tens Continue Reading
There is a great opportunity to hear the author of this article, Tilman Ruff, at a public meeting on the evening of Friday 8th September at the Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh. Tilman is an Australian public health and infectious diseases physician and a leading advocate of the global Continue Reading
There has been a written question to the Defence Secretary as a follow up to Patrica Gibson’s question in the house last week. Apparently there are different kinds of multilateral disarmament and we’ve picked the wrong one! Nuclear Weapons: Written question Asked by Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North) To ask the Continue Reading
As part of the action to highlight the Global Ban Treaty and Scotland’s position as a reluctant host of nuclear weapons there is currently a disarmament camp at Coulport. A number of people have been arrested, and two long term campaigners are in prison till 3rd August. Read about how Continue Reading
‘We do not support this treaty, we do not think it should apply to the UK, and if it is voted on we will not accept it’ So said Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence, on the Global Ban treaty in Parliament yesterday.
Not quite the last word but a splendid summary of of the significance of the UN nuclear weapon treaty. Author Ray Acheson was a strong collaborator friend of the late John Ainslie. The new reality Ray Acheson 8 July 2017 Yesterday, we banned nuclear weapons. It’s still hard to believe Continue Reading
Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Adopted at UN After a decade-long effort by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and 72 years after their invention, today states at the United Nations formally adopted a treaty which categorically prohibits nuclear weapons. Scottish CND has been a partner in ICAN since Continue Reading
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It’s historic. The formal schedule of the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Conference for this Friday coming (7th July) is the adoption of the treaty itself. Over 130 UN states are participating. It’s the very best news in nuclear disarmament in decades. The Conference, which has the support of the overwhelming majority Continue Reading