This is a time of many challenges and this edition of CND's magazine looks at the issues we face. Including articles on Covid-19, the climate emergency and the government announcement that its increasing its arsenal of nuclear weapons by over 40%. Plus more positive news that the new treaty banning nuclear weapons has now entered into force.
As talks continue in Vienna to restore the Iran Nuclear Deal, it seems clear that some progress is being made, no matter how slowly. Read this month's magazine as we put these developments into the context of events in the Middle East more generally. The magazine also features an article on why we should resist the G7 meeting taking place in Cornwall this summer.
In a move that no-one expected, the UK has announced it will increase the number of nuclear weapons it has by 40% - the first time the numbers will go up since the Cold War. Read the magazine to find out more about how this dangerous move breaks international law. We also have a guest article on the government's moves to restrict the right to protest, by one of the leading campaigners on the issue.
While Joe Biden has succeeded in renewing a crucial nuclear arms control agreement with Russia, his Presidency is making less progress ensuring the future of the nuclear deal with Iran. In this month's magazine, we examine what has gone wrong. We also look at how the situation in Fukushima ten years after the nuclear disaster should act as a warning for the UK government's plans.
The Doomsday Clock - which is set every year by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists – is an indicator of the existential crises facing the world. It's just been announced that the 'time' remains 100 seconds to midnight, the latest ever. In this month's Campaign magazine we look at what this actually means and how the situation can improve. We also have excellent news to share about the launch of a Peace Academy in Wales.
On January 22nd, a new United Nations treaty will enter into force, one which will make nuclear weapons illegal in the countries that sign it. This month's magazine has an article on this historic moment, as well as a piece on why Youth and Student CND is getting involved in the campaign for a Wellbeing for Future Generations Act.
2020 was a most extraordinary year. It began with the US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and six others in a drone strike in Iraq, threatening war in the Middle East and ended with the defeat of US President Donald Trump and his policies. Of course the world was also plunged into a pandemic. CND, our groups and our supporters were forced to adapt and the campaigning continued. Read all about it in this review of our year.
Last month NATO published a new report designed to strengthen the political dimension of the alliance. In this magazine, we look at the implications of this possible new direction for world peace. We also have an update on the proposed new nuclear power station at the Sizewell site.
The outcome of the United States presidential election is too close to call with votes still being counted in a number of key states. Joe Biden is edging ahead, but the clear and early win predicted by the pollsters hasn’t happened. This magazine has the latest on Trump's attempts to undermine the democratic process and why the stakes are so high for anti-nuclear campaigners. We also assess what's next for a new UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.
Covid-19 cases across the country are rising, leaving most people’s lives inconvenienced, at best. Over 40,000 people have died in the UK from the disease and the economy is in trouble. So why does the government believe it is nuclear weapons that will keep us safe? This month's magazine looks into what actually keeps us safe; as well as featuring an interview with author Stephanie Davies about her memories of Greenham.