CND is currently participating in the XR October Rebellion as part of XR Peace.

Climate change is one of the main threats the world faces today.

The hands of the infamous Doomsday Clock now stand at just two minutes to midnight. They have never been closer. The atomic scientists who set the clock agree we face two existential threats: nuclear war and climate change – and the risk of disaster has never been greater.

Urgent action is needed but our government continues to prioritise war and weapons over the future of our planet.

XR Peace Rebellion

This is why CND has joined XR Peace – a coalition of organisations for peace and justice. We’re currently taking part in the October Rebellion. This is a coming together of movements to resist the twin threats of nuclear weapons and the climate emergency.

XR Peace is currently based in Trafalgar Square – come and join in!


The Rebellion started for us with blockading the Embankment, near the Ministry of Defence. Activists were arrested for locking on to a Trident missile. Later in the week, activists staged a die-in directly outside the government department. We also had a series of speakers and performers throughout the week, expanding on how war and weapons contribute to climate change.

Actions and protest are ongoing until October 18th – why not come along to protest for our planet and against nuclear weapons?

If you have any enquiries, please contact or phone 020 7700 2393