‘For Heaven’s Sake: Examining the UK’s Militarisation of Space’, jointly published by Drone Wars and CND, is the latest publication in Drone Wars UK’s ‘Future Wars’ project which scrutinises the development and use of novel military technologies, particularly by the UK government.
Following Russia’s recent shelling of nuclear power plants in Ukraine, many people have asked for information about radiation. Read this primer for lay people on radioactivity and radiation prepared by CND's scientific advisor and Vice-President Ian Fairlie.
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the people of that country are suffering heavily as they are attacked from the air and on the ground. But the conflict poses an even wider threat – the existential threat of a nuclear war between Russia and NATO. This briefing looks at what the effects of a nuclear war would be.
The nuclear fusion process is costly, dangerous and unnecessary, and CND opposes the proposed imposition of these reactors on local communities.
The government is trying to force through controversial new legislation which will make consumers bankroll the nuclear power industry, whilst giving them no protection from spiralling costs. This briefing was prepared by CND for MPs, urging them to vote against the Bill.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force in January 2021. But what does this mean for Britain, who has refused to engage with the TPNW and declares it will never sign?
A new United Nations agreement – the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) - entered into force in 2021 making nuclear weapons illegal in the countries that sign it. This fact sheet explains all about the first meeting of the states that have ratified the treaty, to discuss what next for the TPNW.
The announcement of AUKUS, the military partnership between the UK, the US and Australia, is a dangerous escalation in the West’s ongoing confrontation with China. Find out more about why CND is campaigning against the agreement in this briefing.
The militarisation of space is an increasing concern for peace activists, not least following former US President Donald Trump’s creation of a Space Force. Billions of pounds are being spent by multiple countries on militarising space – on satellites, ground-based stations and new technologies such as armed drones, controlled through satellites. Warfare has become almost totally dependent on space technology.
In a major report published ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) summit in Brussels on 14 June 2021, ICAN argues that members of the transatlantic alliance should embrace the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).