Aldermaston 50 Years On

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the first Aldermaston march by CND to protest against the nuclear weapon technology deployed there. I went along with 5,000 or 1,400 other people depending on who you believe. Depressingly nothing seems to have been achieved in that time – except the establishment has got bigger and the missiles more powerful.

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7 Responses to Aldermaston 50 Years On

  1. earthpal says:

    Well done for attending Keith, especially in such bad weather.

    It’s sad though that the anti-nuclear war march is still neccessary.

  2. matt says:

    Yes, once the genie is out of the bottle …

  3. earthpal says:

    Absolutely. These things can’t be un-invented unfortunately.

  4. matt says:

    Like a wild bush fire; tame it in one area (ie. ban the bomb in one country) and it pops up in another.

  5. keithsc says:

    Although there are a few countries that have given up nuclear weapons – South Africa being the most prominent example. And it is hopeful that the number of countries that have nuclear weapons is still quite small – fifty years after they were first invented. They can’t be un-invented but we can choose not to have them if we want to.

  6. earthpal says:

    Absolutely Keith. And we should never stop striving for a nuclear-free world . . . ven though it’s like banging our heads against the proverbial wall when the Western nuclear countries display such arrogant double standards against the will of many.

  7. ella says:

    Would it be possible to use this image for my university dissertation? If so, could somebody let me know who the copyright belongs to and what year the photograph is from?
    Thanks.

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