nuclear arms

Nuclear weapons and nuclear power in Britain

This is a clickable map of past, present, and planned nuclear power stations in Britain, plus important sites of Britain's nuclear weapons programme.

This map is based on OpenStreetMap, and uses OpenLayers for placing of the icons. You can click on an icon to see more information. You can also zoom in and out (see zoombar on the left), or move around on the map.

Campaña del Mes: Alianza Ambiental de Paz Oak Ridge – Paren las bombas

Antecedentes

En abril de 2009, el presidente Barack Obama declaró en Praga que implicaba a EEUU en una visión de un mundo libre de armas nucleares. Su visión fue bienvenida casi universalmente, y, finalmente, premiada con el Premio Nobel de la Paz.

Desde entonces, ha quedado claro que la visión del presidente no está provocando un cambio en la política nuclear de EEUU. En vez de esto, las cosas se han puesto, como dice Alicia en el País de las Maravillas, curiosas curiosas. El camino a un mundo libre de armas nucleares, cree al parecer el presidente, pasa primero por el mayor aumento en inversión en armas nucleares en la historia – el presupuesto para la producción de armas casi se doblará, hasta los 13000 millones de dólares, en los próximos cinco años.

War Resisters' International at the IV European Social Forum in Istanbul

From 1-5 July 2010 the IV European Social Forum will take place in Istanbul.

War Resisters' International is part of several seminars and workshops during the ESF:

Thursday, 1 July, 9.30-12.30

The struggle against nuclear weapons in Europe and the Middle-East
Hans Lammerant (Vredesactie), Dominic Moran (Greenpeace), Ufuk Uras
Room D102-200, İtü Maçka Kampüsü

"No to Nato, Against militarisation and nuclearisation of the EU, build EU for peace"

Now or never: get rid of nuclear weapons

Despite the bad weather thousands of Bombspotters have gathered in Kleine Brogel today to denounce the illegal nuclear policy of the Belgian government. They responded to the appeal of Vredesactie and were not intimidated by the massive presence of police and military personnel, kilometres of barbwire, several helicopters and guard dogs that were being deployed in order to try to keep the illegal nuclear policy in place.

European Days of Action against nuclear weapons

Actions for nuclear disarmament at nuclear weapon bases all over Europe

Overview on http://www.bombspotting.org

During the Easter weekend peace organisations all over Europe are staging actions at nuclear weapon bases and command centres, as part of a European Day of Action against nuclear weapons. One month prior to the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) Review Conference, peace movements in all the European countries with nuclear weapons on their territory (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey and the UK) are sending one message: it is time for nuclear disarmament. The continuing deployment of nuclear weapons does not provide more security, but rather encourages the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Aldermaston Blockade, 15 February 2010 (video)

On 15 February 2010, more than 800 activists from Britain and all over Europe blockaded the nuclear weapon factory AWE Aldermaston in Berkshire, England.


Video of the Aldermaston blockade on 15 February 2010.

Research sources

A. deployments

To research deployments you need:

  • information on military units getting deployed
  • information on the structure of the military, in order to make a good interpretation of the information
  • information on how troops deploy and their logistics

1. A good starting point is the website of the ministry of defense and of the military

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/nato_countries.htm - an overview of links to the MoD of the NATO countries

On these website you often find:

NATO policy concerning nuclear weapons

Overview of nuclear weapons in Europe:

Background report from 2005: http://nukestrat.com/us/afn/nato.htm
This report does not contain the latest withdrawals from Lakenheath and Ramstein, but the author follows the subject very closely through his blog at FAS: http://www.fas.org/blog/ssp/

AWE Aldermaston

Flash presentation

Presentation by Sian Jones, AWPC, at the seminar "Europe for Peace" in Milton Keynes, 12 February 2010

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For a full screen version of the presentation, click here (opens in a new window/tab).

Women, men and nuclear weapons

On Monday 15 February, at the Big Blockade of the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston, Berkshire, one of the seven gates was blockaded by uniquely by women. A planning group of around ten women had got together to organize the ‘women’s gate’. They were members of the Aldermaston Women’s Peace Campaign, the London group of Women in Black against War, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the electronic network Women against NATO, the London Feminist Network, and other groups.

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