Category Archives: Nuclear Disarmament

Hiroshima Survivors Visit Peace and Justice Centre

On 29 March Yamada Reiko, Vice Chair and Yamada Midori of Tokyo Federation of A-Bomb Sufferers visited the Peace and Justice Centre and shared their stories of surviving the bombing of Hiroshima. We presented each of them with a tartan …

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TRIDENT NO MORE Demonstrations Set for 30 Locations Across Scotland Saturday

With the UK Parliament set to vote Monday 18 July on renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system Demonstrations are being organised by the Scrap Trident Coalition in 30 towns and cities across Scotland at noon on Saturday 16 July calling …

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Dan Berrigan – Peacemaker – Dies, age 94

The great “radical priest” Daniel Berrigan has died. With his brother Philip and a group of Catholic pacifists known as the Catonsville Nine he famously burned draft files, protesting the Vietnam War, in 1968 and with the Plowshares Eight, he …

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Plowshares activist Sr Megan Rice Speaks to Packed House at New Peace & Justice Centre

On Friday 8 January US Plowshares activist Sister Megan Rice, spoke at the newly opened Peace & Justice Centre about being imprisoned for two years for a symbolic act of resistance at the facility where the US is making new …

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Sister Megan Rice – Transform Now Ploughshares Activist to Speak at New Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre

At the age of 82 Sister Megan Rice, a Catholic nun, along with two other Christian peace activists, caused “The biggest security breach in the history of the [USA’s] atomic complex” and shut down a nuclear weapons plant for two …

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Don’t Bank on the Bomb Campaign Launch Targets RBS and Scottish Parliament

A broadly based campaign focussing on the links between banks and financial institutions to companies involved in the manufacture of nuclear weapons was launched at a public meeting in Edinburgh on Monday 16 November. Wilbert van der Zeijden one of …

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Don’t Bank on the Bomb Twitter Action Monday 13 April

This coming Monday April 13th is the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). It is an opportunity for people worldwide to demand a shift from disproportionate military spending to funding real human security needs. Research coordinated by PAX shows …

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FM Nicola Sturgeon, Patrick Harvie MSP to speak at Scrap Trident Demo 4 April

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Greens Co-Convener Patrick Harvie MSP, will headline the Scrap Trident Bairns Not Bombs demonstration against Britain’s weapons of mass destruction in George Square, Glasgow on 4th April,. Also on the platform will be …

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UK Faith leaders call on nuclear weapons states to eliminate nuclear arsenals

26 faith leaders from eight faith traditions among them Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool and National President of Pax Christi, have signed a statement in advance of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference meetings scheduled for April urging …

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P&J Welcomes Proposed Scotland Constitutional Ban on Nuclear Weapons

The government of an independent Scotland would be obliged to remove Trident, according to the draft Independence Bill published in mid June. And the Scottish Government is asking people what they think of the proposed bill.  Please support the anti-nuclear …

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Transform Now Plowshares Sentenced : 3 – 5 Years

The Transform Now Plowshares, Three nuclear “abolitionists” have been sentenced from 3 to 5 years in prison following their conviction on charges of sabotage and criminal damage at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee,  in federal court in …

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Network of 2000+ NGOs Support Scotland Leading Way to a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Abolition 2000 Edinburgh / Faslane Declaration Delivered to Faslane Base Commander’s Representative Following a reception hosted by MSPs Bill Kidd and Patrick Harvie at the Scottish Parliament yesterday where the former Mayor of Hiroshima and Chairman of the Middle Powers …

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