It’s a lovely idea that ‘our very existence’ is dependent on hosting Weapons of Mass Destruction. Lesley Docksey reflects on the propaganda of British identity and war. “As you resume or take office, you will recognise one of the heaviest… Read More ›
by George Gunn Yesterday was, of course, May Day – Beltane, the beginning of the Summer according to the Celtic calendar – the day of international socialism, Labour Day, call it what you will. It is a time for renewal, for… Read More ›
It’s now just ten days until the much-anticipated Radical Independence Conference kicks off in Glasgow. Jean Urquhart MSP, who recently resigned from the SNP over the NATO U-turn, has sent this short statement on why she will be attending and… Read More ›
This year sees the thirtieth anniversary of the Peace Camp outside Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base on the Gare Loch.
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 ›