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Special nuclear flights between the US and UK: the dangers involved

Despite claiming to have an independent nuclear weapons system, for more than sixty years Britain and the United States have been transferring and sharing technical information, nuclear materials, and warhead components for use in each other’s nuclear weapons programmes. One important way in which transfers of nuclear materials and technology are carried out between Britain and the US is through special flights into and out of Royal Air Force (RAF) Brize Norton, near Carterton in Oxfordshire. Read more about these special nuclear flights in this briefing, written in association with Nukewatch.
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For Peace and Planet

Nuclear weapons and climate change are the two existential threats facing us today – find out more about how these two issues are linked.
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How would a nuclear attack affect you?

It’s looking very likely that US nuclear weapons will be coming back to RAF Lakenheath, an air force base in Suffolk, run by the USA. This is a dangerous development that will increase global tensions and put Britain on the frontline in a US/NATO and Russia war. A nuclear exchange between US/NATO and Russia would be catastrophic for the whole planet, but what would be the impact on individual towns and cities across the UK? This briefing looks at the impact of a nuclear attack.
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A Guide to the Public Order Act

The Public Order Act 2023 was passed in May 2023. The Act is aimed at protestors and criminalises specific forms of protest. Read this guide to the new law with contributions from Paul Heron at the Public Interest Law Centre and Piers Marquis at Doughty Street Chambers.
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Nuclear power in the UK

CND calls for an end to the production of nuclear energy – a technology that is dirty, dangerous and economically unsustainable. Find out more in this briefing.
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Nuclear power: not the answer to climate change

In the midst of both a climate crisis and energy crisis, the calls for increased production of nuclear power are getting louder. But this would be a mistake - nuclear power is not the answer to climate change. Find out more in this briefing.
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Nuclear reactors are vulnerable during wars

Nuclear power plants are vulnerable to meltdown at any time, but they are especially vulnerable during wars, such as we are seeing in Ukraine at the moment. Read this briefing by Cindy Folkers, from Beyond Nuclear International, and Dr Ian Fairlie, CND's scientific advisor and Vice-President, on the possible health consequences of radioactivity and radiation releases from stricken nuclear reactors.
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