Three Scottish cities adopt nuclear weapons divestment policies

Three Scottish cities adopt nuclear weapons divestment policies

[Cover photo: HMS Victorius in the Firth of Clyde]. Clyde Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland, is home-base for the UK nuclear weapons fleet (nuclear armed submarines). The Scottish parliament, government and the majority of Scottish people are opposed to this. Now a new...
Meet the nuclear weapons money counters – and how much they counted

Meet the nuclear weapons money counters – and how much they counted

Meet the key individuals and organisations who counted out $542 billion in nuclear weapons money during UN disarmament week (Oct 24-30), and symbolically reallocated this to climate protection, poverty alleviation and the Sustainable Development Goals. Most of the...
Over $500 billion of nuke money counted – and shifted to SDGs

Over $500 billion of nuke money counted – and shifted to SDGs

From Thursday October 24 (UN Day) to Wednesday October 30, a team of volunteers in New York City counted out $542 billion – the approximate global nuclear weapons budget for the next five years – and symbolically reallocated this to climate protection, poverty...
Nuke money counted outside NY office of nuclear weapons contractor

Nuke money counted outside NY office of nuclear weapons contractor

Volunteers from Count the Nuclear Weapons Money, Peace Accelerators and Code Pink organized a money counting action yesterday outside the New York office of nuclear weapons contractor Jacobs Engineering. According to research by the Norwegian Council on Ethics,...
U.S. Senator Markey introduces Act to slash nuclear weapons spending

U.S. Senator Markey introduces Act to slash nuclear weapons spending

Senator Edward J. Markey (Co-President of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament – PNND) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer today reintroduced legislation in the U.S. Congress that would cut $75 billion from the nuclear weapons budget over...
Money counters call on New York City to divest from nuclear weapons

Money counters call on New York City to divest from nuclear weapons

New York City action focuses on city investments and tax-payers’ contribution to the nuclear arms race. Volunteers from Count the Nuclear Weapons Money and 350NYC.org organized a nuclear weapons money counting in front of New York City Hall today to support calls on...
Nuke money counted at School Strike 4 Climate at the UN

Nuke money counted at School Strike 4 Climate at the UN

Yesterday outside the United Nations in New York, school pupils, grandmothers, volunteers and members of the public took approximately $4 billion from nuclear weapons and re-directed this money to protecting the climate. The money was taken from a model nuclear...
Counting of the nuclear weapons money starts in New York

Counting of the nuclear weapons money starts in New York

At a press briefing at the United Nations in New York today, nuclear policy experts and NGO leaders marked the start of UN Disarmament Week by launching the “Count the Nuclear Weapons Money” campaign. It’s an initiative organized by an international coalition of NGOs...