On her recent trip to the UK, ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn visited Scotland and the naval base at Faslane where Trident nuclear weapons are housed.
Now, more than ever, there is a need to for a collective, progressive public health voice to challenge the growing tide of militarisation and violent conflict.
Even a ‘minor’ nuclear war would be an ecological disaster felt throughout the world – The Conversation / Newsweek / Mail Online
In light of escalating war of words between North Korea and the USA, Medact Director David McCoy writes about the effects of nuclear detonations on the environment and climate.
Round up of coverage of Medact report – A safer world: Treating Britain’s harmful dependence on nuclear weapons.
Medical professionals speak out to demand isolated UK respect UN treaty banning Trident – article in CommonSpace
David Jamieson writes about Medact report ”A safer world – Britain’s harmful dependence on nuclear weapons’ for CommonSpace.
Abbie Rimmer reports on Medact letter published in the Daily Telegraph today (25 July 2017) for BMJ News.
Our new report calls the UK Government to account for aggressive nuclear weapons policies and continued funding of Trident.
The world now has an international treaty making it illegal for ratifying states to possess nuclear weapons. Our new report takes this opportunity to re-examine the arguments for and against the UK’s continued adherence to its own nuclear arsenal.
The world now has an international treaty making it illegal for ratifying states to possess any nuclear weapons. Yet the UK continues to keep and modernise its nuclear weapons at huge cost and risk to life, and is increasingly seen as out of step with the rest of the world.