At Saturday’s Palestine solidarity protest — which took place on E.P. Thompson’s centenary — Jeremy Corbyn, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s Kate Hudson and John McDonnell remember the pioneer of ‘history from below’ and the debt owed to him by the anti-war movement.
For eight decades since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there has been a knife-edge balancing act to prevent further nuclear usage. We are moving further away from it — and at our peril.
At a time of escalating international tension, the government’s secret agreement to host American nuclear weapons on British soil is reckless and undemocratic — it must be stopped.
The invasion of Ukraine has raised the spectre of nuclear war for the first time in a generation – and shown why we need a mass campaign for nuclear disarmament.
Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer have seized on the latest crisis as an opportunity for macho posturing – but bellicose rhetoric won’t help Ukraine, and it could drag Europe into a devastating war.
Recent attempts to rebrand NATO and soften its image can’t disguise the truth – that it’s a war machine designed to project US power across the world.
The nuclear submarine deal between the UK, the US, and Australia has been sold as an effort to promote peace and stability – but it’s just the latest confrontation with China in what is quickly becoming a new Cold War.
On this day in 1945, the US dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The common narrative says it was necessary – but history shows that isn’t true.
Britain’s existing nuclear arsenal has the capacity to kill hundreds of millions of people – but that isn’t enough for Boris Johnson, and he’s prepared to tear up the Non-Proliferation Treaty to prove it.
Today, a historic UN Treaty comes into force making nuclear weapons illegal. New polling shows a clear majority of British people support nuclear disarmament – but our political class remains committed to annihilation.
Yesterday saw the 50th state ratify the UN’s Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The first legislation to outlaw nuclear weapons, it has global support – and fierce opposition from the world’s superpowers.
The United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima 75 years ago today. It remains an act of barbarism unparalleled in the history of war – and its use was never a necessity.
Seventy years after its foundation, the road to peace and global justice still does not run through NATO.