Brian Quail: We have more power than we think, and together we can beat Trident
Veteran anti-nuclear activist Brian Quail says two key international developments mean a world without nuclear weapons is closer than ever
ON THE international scene, there have been two momentous events recently impacting on Trident.
First was the decision made on 7 July by 122 member states of the United Nations (UN) in New York to support a draft treaty banning nuclear weapons. Secondly, there was the award of the Nobel peace prize to ICAN (the International Campaign Against Nuclear weapons) for its work for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Anti-Trident campaign condemns "absurd" charges as activists are found guilty
Three anti-nuclear weapons activists charged with breach of the peace
THREE ANTI-NUCLEAR WEAPON ACTIVISTS have been found guilty by a Scottish court on charges of breaching the peace, following their participation in the Trident Ploughshares camp at Peaton Wood on Loch Long.
Brian Quail of Glasgow, Angie Zelton of Knighton, Wales and Sam Donaldson of Hull, England were arrested on 11 July, during a blockade the took part in at the Coulport base, part of HMNB Clyde, where the UK’s nuclear arsenal is stored and its Trident submarines are armed.
Scottish anti-Trident activists among those arrested at arms fair protest
There have been 14 reported arrests during a Trident Ploughshares protest against the DSEI arms fair
TWO SCOTTISH ACTIVISTS were among those arrested during a protest by the non-violent anti-Trident campaign group Trident Ploughshares ahead of the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), the world’s biggest arms trade fair.
The arrests took place as Trident Ploughshares blocked an access road to the ExCel Centre in London’s Docklands in anticipation of the DSEI, which will run from 12-15 September.
More Trident protesters freed ahead of international ban isolating the UK
Pacifists who blockaded Trident bomb factory in England acquitted
MEMBERS of a Christian group have been acquitted in the High Court of wilful obstruction after they blockaded a Trident bomb factory in England.
Five activists were prosecuted in Reading in January after they used super glue and arm locks to block a road outside Burghfield Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire.
Their successful appeal to the High Court found yesterday (31 August) that the protestors were not obstructing a public highway.
Medical professionals speak out to demand isolated UK respect UN treaty banning Trident
Medact report compiles new evidence concerning impact of ‘regional’ nuclear war
AN INFLUENTIAL group of medical professionals has called on the UK Government to take heed of the new UN nuclear weapons ban treaty in the wake of new research into the health and demographic impacts of nuclear-armed conflict.
Victory for the Trident 2! Bail conditions against protesting banned UK nukes dropped
Brian Quail and Angie Zelter have been released pending trial
THE CONTROVERSIAL bail conditions against two Trident protestors have been dropped after a sustained campaign for justice for the activists.
Brian Quail 79 and Angie Zelter 66, had been held on remand following their arrest on 12 July for refusing to abide by bail conditions that meant they were banned from protest against the UK’s Trident nuclear weapon system at its bases at Faslane and Coulport in Scotland.
Angie Zelter of Trident2 challenges bail conditions that restrict banned weapons protests
Protestors pledge to continue resistance to UK weapons in Scotland
ANGIE ZELTER, one of two anti-nuclear weapons protestors arrested and then remanded in custody for refusing to end their anti-Trident activities will challenge her bail conditions in court today (Tuesday 25 July).
Demands grow for release of Trident2 arrested and held for protesting banned weapons
Brian Quail 78 and Angie Zelter 66 refuse to end anti-Trident protests
MOMENTUM is growing in support of two anti-Trident protestors being held in remand after refusing to end their protest activities against the nuclear weapons, which will be banned under international law from September.
Five arrested protesting against banned UK Trident nukes at Faslane
International protesters being held for court
FIVE anti-nuclear weapons campaigners have been arrested at Faslane naval base for protesting against the UK's Trident weapons system, banned from September under international law.
The three men and two women are members of the Trident Ploughshares international camp at Faslane, and took action by blocking the road to the Coulport nuclear weapons depot.
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