Dr Kate Hudson
CND General Secretary
Kate Hudson has been General Secretary of CND since September 2010. Prior to this she served as the organisation's Chair from 2003. She is a leading anti-nuclear and anti-war campaigner nationally and internationally.
Written by Kate Hudson

Brian Haw was a man of great courage and principle. We mourn his loss and pay tribute to his tenacity and uncompromising commitment. His ten year protest rightly became a symbol, both of opposition to the brutality of sanctions, war and occupation, and of defence of the right to protest, against all the odds – legal and physical – that could be thrown at him.

Most significantly, his protest began before 9/11, before the war on terror, and the great campaigns against the war on Iraq. He protested to save the children of Iraq – reportedly 500,000 died as a result of sanctions in the 1990s – at a time when few others really took an interest. He was a trail-blazer, an inspiration and an example to us all.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in peace.