The inside story of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, which has become a byword for protest and radicalism.
This book is timed to coincide with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s 60th anniversary, drawing on archive material and interviews with activists from across the decades, and situating CND’s current work in the context of the Trump presidency and increasing global tensions around nuclear weapons.
Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND voiced a growing concern about the dangers of nuclear weapons. Since then CND has become a byword for protest and radicalism, shaping three generations and inspiring mass movements for peace across the globe.
This is a timely and important book, by CND general secretary Kate Hudson. It provides detailed coverage of the inside story of six decades of CND – from the mass protests at Aldermaston and Greenham Common, to its central role in post 9/11 anti-war campaigning, to today’s struggle to prevent Trident replacement and win support for the United Nations’ new global ban on nuclear weapons.
Kate Hudson is a political activist, peace campaigner and academic, author of Breaking the South Slav Dream: The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia; European Communism Since 1989; The New European Left: a socialism for the twenty-first century?, and editor of Free Movement and Beyond: agenda setting for Brexit Britain.