Nuclear Weapons

In their own words

Posted by bex — 13 March 2007 at 11:17am - Comments

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Greenpeace climber with Tony heart WMD banner

Our climbers are hanging off a crane with a banner reading "TONY HEART WMD", but it's not just Greenpeace that thinks that Blair’s plan to rush through a decision to replace Trident is immoral, unnecessary and plain wrong. From world leaders and religious figures to academics and scientists, here are some of the voices speaking out against the plan to replace Trident in tomorrow's vote:

Join us to oppose new nuclear weapons - vote day is this Wednesday

Posted by Louise Edge — 12 March 2007 at 5:59pm - Comments

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Mushroom cloudA parliamentary vote to "replace" the Trident nuclear weapons system and tie Britain into having nuclear weapons for the next 50 years is being rushed through this Wednesday.

Webcast from the water

Posted by bex — 7 March 2007 at 5:28pm - Comments

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Arctic Sunrise by Tower Bridge

We're all aflurry onboard the Sunrise today, setting up for a musical event with a difference tomorrow evening (Thursday). At 6.30pm tomorrow, the Sense of Sound choir will be onboard, performing a new musical piece composed by Damon Albarn (he of Gorillaz and Blur fame). The piece is called Five Minutes to Midnight, and the performance will represent a peaceful demonstration against renewing Trident and against Britain possessing nuclear weapons. It will be directed by Hannah Eidinow with visuals designed by Robert del Naja of Massive Attack, and contributions from Brian Eno.

No to Trident; the opposition grows

Posted by bex — 6 March 2007 at 10:23pm - Comments

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Annie Lennox, John Sauven and Ken Livingstone
© Greenpeace/Rezak

It's a funny old life being on a Greenpeace ship tour; one minute you're being boarded by police and put in solitary confinement for three days, the next you're being boarded by celebrities and working out the social niceties of how to address somebody with three titles before their name.

Blair's bomb - the real costs

Posted by jossc — 6 March 2007 at 9:00am - Comments

The government's figures hide the real cost of replacing Trident, with running cost estimates the real cost of replacing Trident is £76 billion. That is equivalent to over £4500 per British family.

Read our report to find out more

You can't lock up a sunrise...

Posted by bex — 2 March 2007 at 3:58pm - Comments

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The Arctic Sunrise at Faslane On the Trident: we don't buy it ship tour

After nearly a week of being impounded at Faslane nuclear weapons base, the Arctic Sunrise is now free! At 10 am this morning the ship was towed by two police tugs to the mouth of the Clyde, and the crew allowed back onboard. The challenge for us now is to make our way around the coast to London in time for a rendez-vous with London Mayor Ken Livingstone next Tuesday. The Sunrise will anchor close to Tower Bridge, and Ken will be helping us promote the 'Trident: we don't buy it' message ahead of the House of Commons vote on Trident replacement - now scheduled for March 14th.

Free at last! (Now can we have our boat back please?)

Posted by bex — 27 February 2007 at 10:47pm - Comments

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With thanks to Wave Maker for the image

The thing nobody tells you about being arrested is just how boring it is. Not just need-a-good-book boring; after the adrenaline rollercoaster of a 14-hour blockade, the protracted thumb-twiddling of detention is mind-achingly, eye-bleedingly, soul-crushingly boring.

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