Rally in support of nuclear weapon ban treaty planned for 'the site of our national shame'
International speakers announced the ‘Nae Nukes Anywhere’ rally at Faslane on 22 September
THE SCOTTISH CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT has announced that international campaigners against nuclear weapons from at least six countries will be speaking at the ‘Nae Nukes Anywhere’ march and rally at Faslane this September, in an “expression of global solidarity for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons”.
Anti-war activists hit back at Trump's threats to NATO members over military spending
The US president reportedly threatened to exit NATO over member states’ military spending
UNITED STATES president Donald Trump has today (12 July) threatened to split from NATO in a bid to press leaders to commit to increased military spending targets – a move anti-war campaigners have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to reject.
"The only ones that will benefit from the drive for ever-greater military spending are the arms companies that stand to make a killing from it,” said Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT).
In pictures and videos: #SinkUDT arms fair protest at Glasgow SECC
CommonSpace reports from the protest against the controversial Undersea Defence Technology conference
OUTSIDE THE Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow today (26 June), demonstrators gathered to protest the first day of the Undersea Defence Technology conference, labelled an arms fair by outraged campaigners.
Exclusive: Glasgow city council continues to deny arms fair Trident renewal discussion despite new programme revelations
Glasgow arms fair will discuss underwater weapon requirements in light of “commitment to the Astute and Dreadnought submarines”
GLASGOW CITY council has maintained that the controversial Undersea Defence Technology conference set to take place next month will not feature discussion of Trident nuclear weapons, despite a session advertised online which refers to the Dreadnought submarines which will carry the new Trident missiles.
Scotland Endangered: CND conference to spotlight ‘hazards of nuclear’
Full day of speakers on the dangers of storing and transporting nuclear weapons will take place near Faslane
HELENSBURGH CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) will host a conference on 17 March highlighting the dangers associated with the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system, regardless of whether the weapons are ever used.
Peace Campaigning Academy will energise new generation of activists
Anti-nuclear weapons training programme for under 30s to take place in Glasgow
PEACE EDUCATION SCOTLAND, a charity set up last year to engage young people in debates around nuclear weapons, is holding its first fully funded Peace Campaigning Academy for 18-30 year olds in Glasgow this July.
With 120 spots available for the three day training weekend, and the first round of applications closing on 16 February, the programme aims to educate and motivate the next generation of peace activists.
Anti-Trident campaign condemns "absurd" charges as activists are found guilty
Three anti-nuclear weapons activists charged with breach of the peace
THREE ANTI-NUCLEAR WEAPON ACTIVISTS have been found guilty by a Scottish court on charges of breaching the peace, following their participation in the Trident Ploughshares camp at Peaton Wood on Loch Long.
Brian Quail of Glasgow, Angie Zelton of Knighton, Wales and Sam Donaldson of Hull, England were arrested on 11 July, during a blockade the took part in at the Coulport base, part of HMNB Clyde, where the UK’s nuclear arsenal is stored and its Trident submarines are armed.
Campaigners celebrate Nobel Peace Prize for International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to campaign group behind the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons
CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS across Scotland have welcomed news that the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the advocacy group who were instrumental in the passing of the United Nations Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) earlier this year.
SNP CND to host event as US/North Korean tensions rise
Peace campaigners welcome SNP guest speakers to Glasgow event
AN event exploring ‘nuclear power struggle’ between North Korea and the USA will be hosted by SNP Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) on Sunday (10 September).
The event, called ‘Two Men and a Bomb’ – in reference to Donald Trump and Kim-Jong Un – will take place at the CCA in Glasgow and will be open to non SNP members.