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).
Find out more about the current situation in regards to North Korea's nuclear weapons and the dangers of escalation with the US.
Scottish CND has published this guide to radiation risks and nuclear power in Scotland more generally.
A fact sheet from Beyond Nuclear from the organisation's radiation and health specialist, Cindy Folkers, on what women need to know about nuclear weapons.
On 6th August 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by US air forces. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing between 50,000 and 100,000 people. Read this report to find out more about what happened on those fateful days.