CND and other non-violent campaigns groups have been added to a police counter-terror list.
The list, which is produced by Counter Terrorism Policing, is being used as part of training for Prevent, the anti-radicalisation scheme designed to catch those at risk of committing terrorist violence.
Home Office minister Brandon Lewis told Parliament last week he thought CND and other campaign groups had been added because of an ‘error of judgement’. Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said it was a ‘very serious error of judgement’ and asked what the basis for the inclusion was.
Lewis went on to say that the Prevent list would be recalled and reviewed, but no guarantee was given that CND and other the groups would be removed.
This is an attack on civil liberties that our movement must resist. CND and other non-violent groups must be removed from the list and an apology issued. We have instructed our solicitors to take action.
We urge everyone with a CND badge or item of clothing to wear it in defiance of the guidance. If you join CND we will send you a badge and use the money to resist this assault and campaign for a world without nuclear weapons.
CND in the media
- Police counter-terror list threatens our right to protest CND press release 17 January 2020
- Greenpeace included with neo-Nazis on UK counter-terror list Guardian 17 January 2020
- Counter-terrorism policy is a threat to democracy Guardian 21 January 2020
- Non-violent groups on UK counter-terror list threaten legal action Guardian 22 January 2020