As the world marks the 64th anniversary of the use of Atom Bombs on Japan – Hiroshima (6 August 1945) and Nagasaki (9 August 1945) – the TUC is today (Sunday) linking up with Japanese unions to ask UK workers to sign a global petition asking the UN to abolish nuclear weapons. The TUC is also calling on mayors across the UK to join Mayors for Peace.
TUC 9th Aug 2009 more >>
About 30 anti-nuclear campaigners have walked from Reading to Berkshire’s Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). The 13-mile (21km) “peace pilgrimage” was organised by Reading Peace Group to mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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THE Queen’s property manager is set to pocket a £2.5 billion windfall from the offshore wind energy revolution. The Crown Estate manages all royal property assets, including the seabed for 12 nautical miles from the coast. It is currently holding confidential negotiations with energy companies over 20-year rental agreements on parcels of seabed designated for huge wind farms capable of producing up to 25GW of power, equal to roughly a third of the UK’s total power generation today.
Sunday Times 9th Aug 2009 more >>