Join Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp on 12th June 2020 for a ‘Camponair – an evening of speakers, discussions and live music from the comfort of your own home. Find out about Trident warhead convoys, a short history of the women’s peace camp and how we can build a better future after lockdown.
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Over successive Sunday nights, the ABC has premiered two important television programs recounting the history of nuclear testing in Australia – the documentary Maralinga Tjuratja and a six-drama series Operation Buffalo. Both explore the ramifications of the Anglo-Australian nuclear venture conducted at Maralinga during the cold war – but in very different ways.
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A report by the UK Nuclear Weapons Financing Research Group has raised concerns about the number of pension providers investing in companies that are producing nuclear weapons. The report, Banks, Pensions and Nuclear Weapons: Investing in Change, found that among pension providers, policy on restricting investment in nuclear weapons is generally limited to ethical funds. The report emphasised that as these funds typically cover only a small proportion of investments, this can somewhat limited the overall value of the exclusion. However, it acknowledged that this does mean pension providers will have had to think about how to define nuclear weapons and related activities, and how to screen companies to ensure compliance. The group stated that knowledge around nuclear weapons was “patchy” within the industry, adding that whilst several firms had achieved ‘low scores’, the issues around investment in nuclear weapons were rather new for some.
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