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NuClear News No.69 December 2014 is available here: 

Naomi Klein Disagrees with James Hansen on Nuclear Power


sign-thisPETITION  Stop plans to build small nuclear reactors in Saskatchewan to power oil extraction from the Alberta Tar Sands


February 28 – March 1st 2015   – New York  – Symposium – The Dynamics of  Possible Nuclear Extinction. Learn more at

April 2015 – Quebec City and Montreal -Uranium Film Festival 

The Peace Movement – theme for December 2014  

Non government peace movements have a long and noble history, and their work is now more critical than ever. Now, they are becoming more organised, and governments can no longer ignore their voices.
logo-ICANThe International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a global grassroots movement for the total elimination of nuclear weapons through a legally binding, verifiableNuclear Weapons Convention.

With more than 200 partner organizations in 60 countries, ICAN  provides a voice to the overwhelming majority of people globally who support the prompt abolition of nuclear weapons.

Prominent individuals such as anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams have lent their support to the campaign.

logo CND  CND campaigns non-violently to rid the world of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and to create genuine security for future generations.

CND opposes all nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction: their development, manufacture, testing, deployment and use or threatened use by any country.

Our external strategic objectives, as decided by delegates to our annual conference, are:

  1. Elimination of British nuclear weapons and global abolition of nuclear weapons
    • Cancellation of Trident by the British government. And policy not to replace or enhance Trident nor develop, purchase or deploy other nuclear weapons or allow the deployment of any foreign nuclear weapons on British soil or in British waters.
    • An all encompassing Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty is agreed.
    • Implementation of an arms conversion policy by the British government
    • Immediate negotiations leading swiftly to the rapid, timetabled abolition of nuclear forces worldwide and the conclusion of a Nuclear Weapons Convention
    • Prevention and cessation of wars in which the nuclear weapons of Britain or other countries might be used
  2. Abolition of other threats of mass destruction or indiscriminate effect
    • Full international compliance with agreed Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
    • A strengthened Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) agreed
    • Global abandonment of space weapons and missile defence programmes. An international agreement on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space
    • Implementation of a ban on the manufacture, testing and use of Depleted Uranium weapons
  3. Nuclear-free, less militarised and more secure Europe
    • Extension of the influence, resources and funding of the Organisation for Security and Co- Operation on Europe (OSCE)
    • No military nuclearisation of the European Union
    • Withdrawal of all US military bases and nuclear weapons from Europe and no nuclear or other expansion of NATO
    • Formal Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones in Europe established.
    • Britain withdrawn from NATO and all foreign military bases on British soil closed.
  4. The closure of the nuclear power industry
    • Prevention of new build nuclear power stations and replacement of nuclear by universally acceptable sustainable energy technologies
    • Establishment of safe policies on nuclear waste storage and on re- use of contaminated land transport of plutonium and depleted uranium
    • Independent control and verification of plutonium, uranium and depleted uranium stocks.

We aim to…

Change Government policies to bring about the elimination of British nuclear weapons as a major contribution to global abolition.

Stimulate wide public debate on the need for alternatives both to the nuclear cycle and to military attempts to resolve conflict.

Empower people to engage actively in the political process and to work for a nuclear-free and peaceful future.

Co-operate with other groups in the UK and internationally to ensure the development of greater mutual security

As a British campaign, we concentrate first and foremost on British nuclear weapons but we also work with anti-nuclear groups in other countries to eliminate the global threat. CND is also present at the United Nations and other international disarmament conferences.

CND is funded entirely by its members and supporters. You can help by supporting CND. Join us today


  1. Hi,
    Great Blog, thanks for taking the time to express your truths. It is truly appreciated, by all ( at least by me). Thanks for your hard work, as a fellow blogger I know the daily grind of publishing new, interesting items. Thanks again for you hard work.
    Peace,Shundahai( A Newe word which means “Peace and Harmony with All Creation) Gregor Gable
    Nuclear and Indigenous
    Items of Interest

    Comment by gregornot | August 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks for linking to my article.

    Comment by Ross | September 30, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hi. I agree with your sentiment here. Sorry, I may just be a little blind, but do you have an RSS feed? If so, could you please point me to it? I find it the best way to keep up to speed with the latest posts from a site.

    Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Simon | December 30, 2008 | Reply

    • Thank you, Simon.
      My problem is: that I am a complete amateur, and I do not understand what an RSS feed even is. I might have one, for all I know

      Comment by christinamacpherson | December 30, 2008 | Reply

  4. It is people like you and your readers who keep us addicted to oil. You think you are helping the environment? You are helping the oil companies and you’re so blinded by the reflection of your egos in the mirror to notice it.

    Comment by Man Overboard | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. Reproducing the full text of copyrighted material online is not blogging and it is not honest advocacy. You are violating the rights of others who worked hard to produce high quality content. If you want to republish it, get permission.

    Comment by Ohadi Langis | May 25, 2009 | Reply

  6. Well, Ohadi Langis turns out to be Dan Yurman
    Idaho Falls, ID, United States – proudly describing himself as:

    ” Serving nuclear energy markets since 1989. ”

    I first thought that his righteous indignation was genuinely in support of the original writers, whose work I quote, (with full acknowledgment and link)

    But no – Mr Yurman is a voice for th nuclear industry.

    Funny that I rarely get criticism from the genuinely concerned writers, and often have been offered free use of their work

    Comment by christinamacpherson | May 26, 2009 | Reply

  7. Thought you might like to have a look at my website UK Daily Nuclear News Service available.

    Comment by Pete Roche | June 9, 2009 | Reply

  8. I recommend a good ecological and anti-nuclear site in Russia

    Tomsk, a place the world’s largest testing ground for the injection of radioactive wastes in the ground.

    Comment by green | September 9, 2009 | Reply

  9. Why you do not have e-newsletter?
    I do not always manage to find such news.

    Comment by green | September 9, 2009 | Reply

  10. I do, in fact, send out a news letter each week.
    However, I send it only to people who have asked for it.

    Why? My reason is simply pity for people who, like myself, receive heaps of emails, newsletters etc. It gets overwhelming. So, I send it only to those who have asked for it.
    I’ll send you the next one, green, and thanks for your link.

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 9, 2009 | Reply

  11. […] folks at nuclear news have that article available, as well as a fantastic sidebar, The Very Secret Costs of Nuclear Power.  From their […]

    Pingback by More Nuke News « Politics’n'Poetry | March 10, 2010 | Reply

  12. well I think Moret is a fantasist with some kind of personality disorder, and that’s my 5 cents. OK I may change my mind, but this is how I came to that conclusion. I watched 2 of her talks and at first she was convincing, then I noticed she was citing articles in newspapers as though they were genuine science references and gradually I thought “oh dear this is some kind of play pretend ego trip, she doesn’t actually have the science to back this up”. Or something like that. Having 2 science degrees I thought the aura of the hard-nosed scientist was wearing thin. As these are psychology-based, I’m pretty familiar with the weirdness of people and it started to bother me that she might just be, well, quite sick.
    I got personally involved when she said her daughter was kidnapped and she couldn’t see her for 5 years. Why? Because this really happened to me, and it’s rare. I thought about emailing her, but wanted to find out more first if I could. What emerges is a clear picture that she repeats the same speech almost verbatim at every interview etc, so that explains the polished presentation. There are no more details, but what she describes (dark night of the soul) sounds kind of like a breakdown. I always wanted to be sure if by “kidnapped” she meant “my kid was taken into foster care” or something, because I wouldn’t waste any more time on it. And then I find she was only at livermore for 8 months in a computer lab and she only has a batchelor’s in geology? HOAXER. She’s obviously got a personality disorder and is havin’ it large at everyone’s expense. Go on. Prove me wrong. Please?

    Comment by Spangles | October 3, 2010 | Reply

  13. ok maybe she’s not just full of shit, found this and this on google scholar, so she must have done some work on dust like she says.
    I still need convincing about her claims of harassment, perhaps that’s unfair but I need more than just her say-so. Anything more than just the same statement repeated in every interview.
    I want her to be sincere, at least, whether her views are right or wrong, she is very charismatic.

    Comment by Spangles | October 3, 2010 | Reply

  14. Good blog! Please, send me your newsletter.

    Comment by Marcel | November 9, 2010 | Reply

  15. Please Subscribe me to this site by email.


    Comment by H Schaktman | November 18, 2010 | Reply

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