Words by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Photograph by: Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
On Thursday, the UK government unveiled its 1000-page net zero and energy strategy: including a commitment to nuclear power and a reliance on untested carbon capture technologies. Dubbed “half-baked” and “half-hearted” by critics, the plan also doesn't outline how Britain will move away from new oil and gas developments or achieve its legally binding climate targets.
The announcement comes just three weeks out from XR's 'The Big One' event around the Houses of Parliament in London. Running from Friday 21 April until Monday 24 April, XR and supporting organisations will be holding protests, marches, workshops, teach-ins, and cultural events throughout the weekend.
As part of the XR Peace collective, CND is calling on supporters to join us in London on these days to speak out against Britain's nuclear weapons and for the government to enact policies that benefit people and planet.
The XR Peace programme is beginning to take shape. More details on speakers and workshops to be announced in the coming weeks.
Friday, April 21
From 7am, join CND to leaflet about nuclear weapons outside the Ministry of Defence.
Between 10am-6pm, a programme of workshops, people’s assemblies and creative action in the green area off Whitehall and Richmond Terrace.
Saturday, April 22
XR Peace will join a march for biodiversity in central London.
Sunday, April 23
The Big One coexists with the London Marathon as it cuts across Parliament Square, providing an exciting opportunity to engage with the huge crowds of spectators.
Monday, April 24
CND returns to the MoD and Parliament for more workshops and creative action.
For more information on registering your attendance, travel and accommodation or to find out more about the work of CNR and XR, click here.
To find out about the work of UN House Scotland's Nuclear Disarmament team, click here.