Peace activists concluded a four-day vigil by delivering a petition to City Hall calling on Bristol City Council to support the abolition of nuclear weapons. Continue reading Bristol Peace Gathering calls on council to back nuclear weapon ban
A giant peace symbol built by Bristol anti-war activists begins a tour of the UK on Monday ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Faslane Peace Camp. The 3-metre-high logo – a brightly-coloured “Ban the Bomb” symbol – departs from St Augustine’s Parade at 10.30am on Monday, June 6, for a 400 mile journey to Glasgow where it joins peace activists from across the UK … Continue reading Peace symbol begins UK tour for Faslane anniversary
In this guest article, author and activist Zion Lights discusses nuclear power, energy justice and how activists can benefit from changing their minds. I’ve spent a lifetime campaigning for environmental and social justice issues. Over a decade ago I was arrested for protesting coal fired power stations and then again for protesting investment in tar sands. I wrote an entire book on how to live … Continue reading React Now: Pro-Nuclear Campaigning with Zion Lights.
A recreation of the historic march from Cardiff to Greenham Common will pass through Bristol to mark the 40th anniversary of the original Greenham peace protests. In August 1981, 36 women walked 110 miles from Cardiff to RAF Greenham Common to protest the siting of US cruise missiles on common land. Around the airbase they started a Peace Camp that lasted 19 years and inspired … Continue reading Greenham Common Anniversary March to Pass Through Bristol
A four-day Peace Gathering last weekend brought peace activists from across the south west together in Castle Park peace grove to network, learn, and deliver a petition to Mayor Marvin Rees. The Gathering, organised by XR Peace and Bristol Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) officially began on Friday (August 6) with a die-in at 8.15am – marking the moment the first atomic bomb was dropped … Continue reading Four-Day Peace Gathering In Castle Park
A 5-metre-high “ban the bomb” symbol toured famous Bristol locations including the harbourside, Clifton Suspension Bridge, North Street and King Street over the weekend (July 31 to August 1). The stunt was organized by Bristol Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), who use the symbol as their logo, and XR Peace. Described by organizers as “Banksy-esque,” the tour aims to spread a message of peace prior … Continue reading Touring Peace Symbol Brightens Bristol
As the early sun rose into blue skies on the morning of January 22nd, well-known local activist Rowland Dye dropped a banner from the M32 footbridge, not far from his home in St Paul’s. The banner drop was a protest against the nuclear weapons industry; the date marked the coming into effect of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This much the … Continue reading “We gotta stop this. It’s all wrong” – Bristol’s hidden role in the global arms trade