Devizes Quakers are to join a peace march by a group of Japanese Buddhists from Milton Keynes who are protesting against the use of nuclear power in Britain. Monks from the Nippon-zan Myohoji Peace Pagoda will walk from the nuclear weapons establishment at Aldermaston to Hinkley Point nuclear reactor. They leave Aldermaston on August 23 to march from Marlborough to Devizes on August 25.
This is Wiltshire 4th Aug 2012 more >>
Faslane Peace Camp has reported that a nuclear-armed Triomphant class submarine arrived at the Faslane naval base yesterday (Thursday 2 August). This is the first visit by the French equivalent of Trident to Britain. It comes three years after the collision between Le Triomphant and HMS Vanguard on 3-4 February 2009. Both submarines were underwater at the time of the accident.
Scottish CND 2rd Aug 2012 more >>
People across Wales will be joining with those all over the world in remembering the anniversary of the 1945 devastation of Hiroshima and of Nagasaki, when US atomic bombs were dropped on civilian populations in Japan. Over 250,000 people were killed instantly by heat, blast, fire and radiation. Hundreds of thousands were made sick and died over the following weeks, months and years from radiation.
CND Cymru 4th Aug 2012 more >>
Nuclear weapons protesters have accused Alex Salmond of sanctioning mass murder because of the SNPs desire to ditch its opposition to Nato. Trident Ploughshares said the proposed U-turn, which would see an independent Scotland remain within the nuclear-armed military alliance, is incompatible with the partys anti-nuclear stance. The group is planning a protest outside the SNPs headquarters, just off the Royal Mile, next Thursday. The demo is being held on August 9, 67 years to the day since the US killed around 70,000 people with a nuclear strike on the Japanese city of Nagasaki.
Edinburgh Evening News 4th Aug 2012 more >>
Words alone do not cause a war but they can be a deciding factor in ramping up the pressure to start one. That is the case with Iran during the past few days, as a succession of politicians in the US and Israel added their voices to the “will they, won’t they” debate about the possibility of a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The aim would be to prevent the development of a nuclear bomb at a time when Israeli intelligence reports suggest that Iranian scientists are on the cusp of doing just that.
Herald 5th Aug 2012 more >>