This is the first of a series of articles from Closer. The many dividends of living in a non-nuclear Scotland would include genuine security, democratic accountability and massive savings in costs. By Isobel Lindsay “In the councils of government, we… Read More ›
This was first published in Variant ten years ago, but since Ali Ismail Abbas has again come back to our screens – again as a figure of inspiration and a ‘good news’ story for war propagandsists, it’s worth re-publishing. By… Read More ›
“With devolution you get to ban air-rifles, with independence you can cancel Trident” …
by David Mackenzie, Scrap Trident Coalition There are three main arguments against Trident. One is the growing acceptance among senior ex-military types that it has no strategic relevance to Britain’s war machine and that its retention and likely renewal is… Read More ›
What would you spend £100 billion on?
Isobel Lindsay of CND is speaking at the Radical Independence Conference workshop – “An ethical foreign policy: scrap Trident, no to NATO, troops out” – on Sat 24th Nov. The Referendum and Trident by Isobel Lindsay One of the great… Read More ›
Today at Coulport, we have the biggest arsenal of nuclear missiles in Europe. Why? Because we are British. We are home to the world’s most powerful machine for the mass killing of human beings, Trident. Why? Because we are British.
An independent Scotland means the end of Trident in the UK.
Stopping Trident is one cut the British state is not prepared to make. We will forever cling blindly to our nuclear juju. Our sacrosanct national fetish will remain eternally inviolable. However, to make this act of faith, we must first stifle our own sense of human sympathy or compassion. Only when we have killed the humanity in ourselves, can we then countenance the mass killing of other human beings. Thus, in essence, we are our first nuclear victims.
Peter McColl and Elaine Morrison write: The Liberal Democrats are a third party. This means that they choose their policies not on principle, but because they distinguish liberal democrats from Labour and the Conservatives. But this distinction can never be… Read More ›
It is fatally flawed because he is trying to placate the deep-seated nuclearism of the British nationalist parties – that is, all the Unionist parties – while aspiring to don the mantle of progressive anti-nuclear campaigner at the same time. And it doesn’t work…
‘Nuclear weapons pervade our thinking. Control our behaviour. Administer our societies. Inform our dreams. They bury themselves like meathooks deep in the base of our brains…’ the peace activist Brian Quail is our guest columnist on Trident and the Union…. Read More ›