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Don't Bank on the Bomb - Stop Funding the End of the World

 

Our friends at Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland have created a guide which is a resource for those who want to get involved in the divestment movement in Scotland. The aim of the movement is to persuade Scottish companies and organisations to stop providing financial support in the form of loans and investments to companies who are involved in the production of nuclear weapons, which will in turn pressurise these companies to halt production. Divestment has been shown to work in the case of cluster munitions. 

You can read the full report here.

You can read more about Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland here.

Trident Shambles

The Trident renewal programme is not only politically controversial; it is also in a state of chaos.  Throughout its first nine years this huge and very expensive project has been badly managed. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) have significantly downplayed the true cost and underestimated how long it will take to build nuclear-armed submarines.  Among other things, a serious defect found at the submarine prototype reactor in Dounreay in 2012 has disrupted the Navy’s nuclear plans and staff shortages are compounding the problems of this troubled project.

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NATO is the biggest threat to peace

 

Ever wondered who controls NATO and for what purpose, or why the military alliance has been rapidly expanded since the Cold War ended over 20 years ago?  Or what is really going on in Ukraine - is it just the fault of the interfering Russians? And despite its defensive language why has NATO been involved in wars on 3 continents over the past 15 years? Indeed, is it possible to be a NATO member and not get drawn into NATO missions in places like Afghanistan? And what is the link between NATO and the EU?

You can find the answers to these and many other questions in this new report.

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