The Doomsday Clock - which is set every year by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists – is an indicator of the existential crises facing the world. It's just been announced that the 'time' remains 100 seconds to midnight, the latest ever. In this month's Campaign magazine we look at what this actually means and how the situation can improve. We also have excellent news to share about the launch of a Peace Academy in Wales.
On January 22nd, a new United Nations treaty will enter into force, one which will make nuclear weapons illegal in the countries that sign it. This month's magazine has an article on this historic moment, as well as a piece on why Youth and Student CND is getting involved in the campaign for a Wellbeing for Future Generations Act.
2020 was a most extraordinary year. It began with the US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and six others in a drone strike in Iraq, threatening war in the Middle East and ended with the defeat of US President Donald Trump and his policies. Of course the world was also plunged into a pandemic. CND, our groups and our supporters were forced to adapt and the campaigning continued. Read all about it in this review of our year.
Last month NATO published a new report designed to strengthen the political dimension of the alliance. In this magazine, we look at the implications of this possible new direction for world peace. We also have an update on the proposed new nuclear power station at the Sizewell site.
The outcome of the United States presidential election is too close to call with votes still being counted in a number of key states. Joe Biden is edging ahead, but the clear and early win predicted by the pollsters hasn’t happened. This magazine has the latest on Trump's attempts to undermine the democratic process and why the stakes are so high for anti-nuclear campaigners. We also assess what's next for a new UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.
Covid-19 cases across the country are rising, leaving most people’s lives inconvenienced, at best. Over 40,000 people have died in the UK from the disease and the economy is in trouble. So why does the government believe it is nuclear weapons that will keep us safe? This month's magazine looks into what actually keeps us safe; as well as featuring an interview with author Stephanie Davies about her memories of Greenham.
As MPs return to Parliament this month, they face an agenda shaped by big global challenges, an important agenda that will shape our lives for a generation. Read this month's Campaign magazine to find out how nuclear disarmament fits into the situation. The magazine also features the latest developments in regards to the Iran nuclear deal.
In 1945, the United States dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with tragic and devastating consequences. 75 years later, it is as important as ever to campaign for a world without nuclear weapons. In this month's magazine, we interview author and academic Dr Becky Alexis-Martin about why we must not forget the victims of Hiroshima. We also analyse the need to work for peace, not war, with China.
With around four months to go until the US Presidential election, support for the current President, Donald Trump, is falling. The result will be crucial for the world, as Trump continues to endanger humanity and the environment on a daily basis. In this month's edition of the magazine, we look at how his administration is considering the resumption of nuclear weapons testing. Plus, why the Prime Minister's spending announcement last week was inadequate.
As the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic, this edition of CND's magazine looks at how the government got its priorities wrong in dealing with the security threats we face today. Plus, articles on climate change, the new warheads for Britain's nuclear weapons system and the danger of the last nuclear treaty being ripped up.