Linda Pearson: How Scottish Councils could become a beacon for the anti-Nukes movement internationally
Linda Pearson, Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland campaigner, says that Renfrewshire Council’s call to divest their pension fund investment in nukes could set a very significant precedent at a crucial time for the global anti-nuclear weapons movement
Linda Pearson: Trident celebrations ignore Aboriginal victims of British nuclear weapons testing
As the British Government is set to celebrate 50 years of Trident, anti-nukes activist Linda Pearson argues they should instead be apologising for the impact of British nuclear weapons testing on Aboriginal communities in Australia – and halting plans to transfer nuclear waste from Dounreay to Australia now
THE Royal Navy’s plan to hold a “national services of thanksgiving” at Westminster Abbey to mark 50 years of Britain’s submarine-based nuclear weapons has provoked condemnation from senior clergy and peace campaigners.
Linda Pearson: If the Scottish Government are serious about defence diversification they have to prove it
Writer and activist Linda Pearson analyses the ways in which the arms industry takes advantage of Scottish Government support to further its ends, and says that if defence diversification is more than a soundbite the First Minister must detail a plan for how she is going to implement such a strategy
THE Scottish Government’s support for the arms industry has come under renewed scrutiny.
Linda Pearson: Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them
Linda Pearson, anti-nukes activist, says that MSPs are effectively profiting from Trident due to the Scottish Parliament’s pension fund investments – they should re-invest the money into projects which make Scotland a better place to live
Can Scotland help stop nuclear waste being dumped on Aboriginal land?
Linda Pearson, anti-nukes activist and Common Weal policy officer, explains how nuclear waste due to be transferred from the UK to Australia could be dumped on Aboriginal land, and what role the Scottish Government could play in preventing another act of racist disregard of Australia’s indigenous population in what is a long and brutal history of discrimination
Linda Pearson: Sturgeon's praise for Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright whitewashes their crimes
Linda Pearson (@Pearson_LM), Common Weal policy officer and peace campaigner, says it was wrong for Nicola Sturgeon to praise two former US Secretary of State’s who have never been held to account for their role in US war crimes
WHEN US President Donald Trump finally visits the UK this week, he will likely be met by the largest mass mobilisation that the country has seen since in the Iraq war protests of 2003. Hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets to oppose the racism, misogyny and authoritarianism Trump represents.
Linda Pearson: Why we may see the cost of Trident renewal rocket even further
Writer and activist Linda Pearson digs a little deeper into the true cost of Trident
IN July 2016, Westminster MPs gave a green light to the renewal of the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system. The Trident successor programme will see massive amounts of taxpayer money transferred to arms companies, instead of being spent on socially beneficial projects.
Linda Pearson: How arms companies influence the Trident debate
Writer and activist Linda Pearson examines the role of arms companies in influencing policy making on nuclear weapons
AFTER more than a decade of debate and controversy, Westminster MPs voted overwhelmingly to continue the UK’s submarine-launched nuclear weapons programme in July 2016.