A portrait photo of Kate Hudson
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.