Tag: nuclear

Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the future of Trident

On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Eileen Cook highlights the danger of Trident remaining in Scotland.

Not an atom of truth

It is a dangerous fantasy to think that nuclear energy can be part of a ‘green’ recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic or any form of solution to the climate catastrophe.

Goodbye and good riddance to Gavin Williamson

It's worth re-visiting some of Gavin Williamson’s most unpleasant politics, just so we can briefly celebrate his political demise.

The nuclear crisis and North Korea

Owen Miller offers a historical and geopolitical analysis of the situation on the Korean peninsula So far 2017 has been one of the most dangerous periods in northeast Asia since the end of the Korean War in 1953. While...

Petrocide: Hydrocarbons, Conflict and Climate Chaos

What lies at the deadly intersection of further imperialist carbon wars and the inexorable threat of catastrophic climate change?
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The wrong red line: why Unite needs a change on Trident

Ray M argues that Unite members should support Ian Allinson's anti-Trident, pro-diversification candidacy for the post of General Secretary. On Monday (27 March) Unite members start to vote on who will be their next General Secretary ...

Critical Mess: Tories approve Hinkley Point C nuclear disaster

Brian Parkin unravels the web of stupidity, dogma, secrecy and privatisation failure that has resulted in Theresa May consenting to the Hinkley Point C nuclear station.

Delegates put argument for scrapping Trident at Unite conference

Delegate Ray M reports from the Unite Policy Conference 2016 on Trident, Corbyn and the Trade Union Act   Len McCluskey's opening speech This year's Unite policy conference takes place against a backdrop of unprecedented political crisis....
Cover of rs21 "Unite against Trident" pamphlet, shows Trident launch

Unite Against Trident

Brian Parkin and Raymond M have written a new rs21 pamphlet taking on the arguments about Trident, the arms industry and diversification into socially useful production. The issue of Trident has proved to be massively...

Chernobyl 1986: when nuclear power came of age

30 years ago, at 1.23 am on the morning of 26 April 1986 the number 4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear generating site near Pripyat in Ukraine went on SCRAM alert. Within 3 seconds...