Educational Poster Sets
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Notes on Posters
SCOTTISH CND POSTER
Scottish CND works closely with British CND and has the same aims. Its specific objectives concern the presence of nuclear weapons and nuclear installations in Scotland. A main aim is to get rid of Britain's Trident system, based at Faslane. In the poster 'the bomb' is symbolised in black at the centre of the poster. The X symbolises:
- opposition to the bomb (by crossing it out)
This poster is included in the Pressure Group set because opposition to Trident is one of SCND's main and longest-running campaigns. Britain has four nuclear-armed, nuclear-powered Trident submarines. Each submarine has 16 missiles carrying up to 48 nuclear weapons. Each warhead has a destructive killing power seven times that of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.
The poster indicates the naval bases at Faslane and Coulport along with Vulcan near Thurso where the engines for nuclear-powered submarines are tested, Applecross where submarines are tested, Rosyth, where the radioactive hulls of old nuclear submarines are stored, and Chapelcross where Plutonium and Tritium, both used in nuclear bombs, are produced.
STAR WARS POSTER
In an attempt to ensure that missiles cannot land on the US, the American Government is establishing bases from which anti-missile missiles can be fired. These missiles will intercept incoming missiles and destroy them.
Scottish CND opposes this 'Star Wars' system because it contravenes the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty by which American and Russian undertook not to establish such systems and because American could be tempted to use its weapons without fear of retaliation and further that other countries will be tempted to build missiles that can overcome these defences the British Government is allowing the US to have a Star Wars base in Yorkshire.
The poster can be used, in conjunction with the previous poster in two
ways: The poster and leaflet can be used in two ways:
As well as the use of conventional methods, SCND takes part in actions to disrupt physically the activities of the military. This aspect of SCND activity could be used to debate acceptable and unacceptable methods of demonstrating.
APPLYING PRESSURE POSTER
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) opposes all nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. It campaigns through peaceful demonstrations, public information meetings, political lobbying for an end to nuclear weapons and works closely with anti-nuclear groups in other countries.
Applying pressure is not solely the responsibility of any pressure group. Change cannot be effected unless there is support from other groups and individuals. The poster suggests what SCND does and what it wants others to do.
Chernobyl: Site of largest nuclear power accident to date
Depleted Uranium: Metal used to strengthen weapons, which disintegrates on impact to form radioactive dust.
Faslane: Base on Clyde for Britain's Trident submarines
Hiroshima: City destroyed with a nuclear bomb in 1945
Dounreay: Village near Thurso at which a breeder reactor experiment was conducted and at which Trident submarine engines are tested
Fylingdales: Radar station for detecting enemy missiles, likely to be developed as part of the Star Wars system
Nagasaki: The second city destroyed with a nuclear bomb in 1945
Plutonium: Highly toxic metal used in nuclear bombs
Rosyth: Town on the River Forth used as a dump for the radioactive hulks of old nuclear submarines
Star Wars: System being developed for destroying incoming enemy missiles
Three Mile Island: Site, in US, of major nuclear power accident
Trident: Name of nuclear weapons system employed by US and UK and based on nuclear-powered submarines
Windscale: Nuclear reprocessing factory in Cumbria at which there was
a nuclear accident which cause radioactive contamination, The name was
changed to Sellafield.
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