We live in increasingly unstable times, where nuclear dangers are growing alarmingly. CND is highlighting these dangers in a national tour this year: get involved.
The international rules-based system is collapsing before our eyes.
President Trump has pulled out of anti-nuclear treaties with Russia and Iran, while championing the role of ‘useable’ nuclear weapons in US military strategy. The crucial agreement that is preventing a nuclear arms race – the New START Treaty – is now in danger.
Trump has ushered in a new era of militarism and is preparing for high-tech, massively violent wars against Russia and China, as well as launching a Space Force. Artificial Intelligence, with its dual use and military capacities, is on the rise, as is cyber-hacking.
This is all happening against a background of dangerous climate change, resource wars and mass migration. We are in a complex, rapidly evolving and very dangerous situation.
The Doomsday Clock is currently set at two minutes to midnight. The hands have never been closer, even at the height of the Cold War. An additional, significant risk is the increased use of information warfare to undermine democracy around the world.
But there is an alternative. Instead of wasting billions on new nuclear weapons, Britain could scrap Trident and join the global majority that support a global ban on these weapons of mass destruction. And it could work to bring other nuclear weapons states on board. A better and safer world can be created – join CND to discuss how.
The tour visited the following locations:
- Burnley: April 17th
- Exeter: April 25th
- Hebden Bridge: April 29th
- Norwich: April 29th
- London: May 13th
- Menwith Hill: May 18th
- Leeds: May 18th
- Leicester: May 23rd
- Nottingham: June 15th
- Crawley: June 27th
- Haringey: July 1st
- Menwith Hill: July 4th
- Canterbury: July 5th
- Isle of Wight July 26th
- Hanley July 26th
- Derby: August 6th
- Reigate and Redhill CND: September 12th
- Birkenhead: September 13th
- Oxfordshire: September 21st
- Stoke-on-Trent: September 28th
- Plymouth: October 5th
- Birmingham: October 26th
- Kingston: October 29th
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