Founded in 1958 at the heart of the Cold War, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament voiced a growing popular 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' global nuclear ban treaty.
Timed to coincide with CND's 60th anniversary, this book draws on archive material and interviews with activists from across the decades, and situates CND's current work in the context of the Trump presidency and increasing global tensions around nuclear weapons.