CAMPAIGN REVIEW 2007
year we mark the 50th anniversary of CND.We have achieved much as amovement,and we must recognise andcelebrate that.Above all,this year wemust build on our achievements and look to thefuture,for public opinion – nationally and globally –-is moving increasingly in our direction.Our work over the decades has contributed tomany significant achievements.The public pressurethat we generate contributed to achieving the Partial Test Ban Treaty and the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.It helped bring aboutthe INF Treaty in 1987,removing the missiles from Greenham and disarming thousands ofnuclear weapons.Our campaigning helped prevent theintroduction ofthe Neutron bomb,and US campaigners persuaded Nixon notto nuke Vietnam;time and again,it is our action that has prevented the worsthappening,and has shaped the increasing demands for peace and genuinehuman security. This past year has been a very positive one – the majority ofpublic opinionopposed the government’s plans to replace Trident,parliament saw a hugebackbench rebellion on the issue,and even Cold Warriors like Henry Kissingeradded their voices internationally to demands for fresh initiatives ondisarmament.CND itselfhas attracted thousands ofnew members,and thegenerosity ofour supporters has enabled us to step up our campaigning activity. This is a strong endorsement ofCND’s increasing effectiveness.Much ofour work is covered in this Review,but there has been so much going on it has beenimpossible to include everything.Thank you to everyone who was made thisincreasing success possible. The next steps in Britain this year are focused on Aldermaston.As we alsomark the 50th anniversary ofthe first Aldermaston march this Easter,we arebringing the spotlight onto – and vigorously opposing – Aldermaston’scontinued role as Britain’s nuclear bomb factory.We will be gathering at Aldermaston at 12 noon on Easter Monday,24th March,to surround the base,and tell the government,‘The Bomb Stops Here’.This will be an event ofgreatsignificance – please join us there.We are planning to have a full page statementin the national press on Easter weekend,so please use the leaflet enclosed toadd your signature to the call for nuclear disarmament.Let’s celebrate our history this year,let’s remember the commitment ofthose who have given so much and made our movement strong – and let’s make thata springboard to move forward towards a nuclear weapon-free Britain,and anuclear weapon-free world.
Kate Hudson, Chair CND
Campaign for NuclearDisarmament
CND campaigns non-violently toachieve British nucleardisarmament – for scrapping theTrident nuclear weapons systemand preventing its replacement.CND works to secure a NuclearWeapons Convention which willban nuclear weapons globally, aschemical and biological weaponshave been banned. We also workto end Britain’s participation inthe US Missile Defence systemand – with other campaignsinternationally – against missiledefence and weapons in space.Other current campaigns includethe prevention and cessation ofwars in which nuclear weaponsmay be used, opposition toNATO and its nuclear policies,and to nuclear power.CND is funded entirely by itsmembers and supporters, andour policies are decided upon byour annual national delegates’conference, where our nationalleadership is also elected. Detailsof our national offices, and ournetwork of regions and localgroups can be found at the backof this Review.
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