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Nuclear weapons sneak through Glasgow – protestors arrested

Convoy of UK lorries carrying nuclear warheads

July 12, 2014

Four converted lorries carrying half a dozen nuclear warheads sneaked through Glasgow at midnight yesterday according to NukeWatch, a group of individuals that monitors the transport of nuclear weapons in the UK.

Scottish CND coordinator, John Ainslie, followed the convoy as it drove along the M74 from Hamilton, through the South of Glasgow, then over the Erskine Bridge. Read more »

US Mayors support case against nuclear armed countries in World Court

The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), a network of over 1000 US cities with populations over 30,ooo people, adopted a powerful nuclear disarmament resolution on 23 June, including support for the recent case lodged in the International Court of Justice by the Marshall Islands against the nine nuclear armed countries. Read more »

Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Compass

On Jun 20 2014, the Inter Press Service (IPS) reported on a unique event at the United Nations – one which highlighted a fresh approach to break the deadlock between governments on nuclear disarmament.

Noting the political divisions that have prevented states from reaching any significant agreements on nuclear disarmament, IPS reported that a new approach is perhaps required – one focusing less on political issues and more on a moral and ethical framework for nuclear abolition. Read more »