Reports and Campaigns

spotAbout the Socialist Party

spotAnti-capitalism

spotAnti-privatisation

spotAnti-war

spotElection campaigns

spotEnvironment

spotHealth

spotSocialist women

spotWorkplace

spotYouth and Students

All keywords


Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Anti-war keywords:

Anti-war (161)

Arms (44)

BBC (158)

BBC bias (2)

Chemical weapons (3)

Enrichment (2)

Gaza (124)

Invasion (58)

Nuclear test (1)

Nuclear weapon (4)

Nuclear weapons (42)

Palestine (111)

Petraeus (1)

Sanctions (38)

Stop the War Coalition (23)

Terror (46)

Terrorism (138)

Terrorist (42)

Trident (35)

Troops (121)

War (972)


Reports and campaigns:

Anti-capitalism (1235)

Anti-fascist (561)

Anti-racism (701)

Anti-war (1487)

Asylum (209)

Black and Asian (391)

Children (372)

CNWP (108)

Corporate crime (2)

Disability (200)

Education (3889)

Election campaigns (2440)

Environment (603)

EU (449)

Finance (99)

Food (270)

Health and safety (33)

Health and welfare (311)

Housing (1025)

Human Rights (379)

LGBT Pride (141)

Local government (2169)

Local services (3643)

Low pay (506)

Migration (56)

Nationalisation (145)

New workers party (467)

NHS (1832)

Pensions (700)

Post Office (222)

Poverty (571)

Privatisation (1014)

Public Services (1125)

Socialism (867)

Socialist (43)

Sport (195)

Stop the slaughter of Tamils (89)

Students (1813)

The state (1366)

Transport (547)

TUSC (997)

Welfare rights (710)

Women (758)

Workplace and TU campaigns (8233)

Youth (1957)

Related websites

Youth Fight For Jobs

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

National Shop Stewards Network

Tamil Solidarity


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 890, 24 February 2016: Vote 'Out' the Tories

Search site for keywords: Trident - US - Jobs - War - Nuclear weapons - Arms - Energy

Trident: thousands to march - scrap all nukes!

Tom Baldwin

Thousands are due to demand that Trident nuclear weapons be scrapped, taking to the streets on 27 February.

The government wants to renew Trident - at an estimated cost of 100 billion over its lifetime. The Tories are splurging on weapons of mass destruction while cutting vital public services to the bone. They say there 'isn't any money' for them.

Trident is a criminal waste of money, enough to hire 150,000 nurses and teachers.

Far from being a necessary investment in our security, nukes are a costly white elephant. In the best case scenario, the weapons will simply sit at the bottom of the ocean for years. The alternative does not bear thinking about: they have the potential to kill millions.

Trident does not make us any more secure. It is a Cold War throwback, at a time when the greatest threat comes from terrorist groups, not opposing blocs of world powers. Despite all the bluster about Britain's 'independent' nuclear deterrent, the programme can't work without US support.

Most people oppose Trident renewal, yet all the major parties back it. A majority of Labour members support Corbyn's position of nuclear disarmament. But he faces a fight with the right wing to make it party policy.

Unions like Unite, which organises Trident workers, favour renewal because of the jobs.

Those workers should be reemployed on science and engineering projects, such as clean energy, where their skills will benefit society.

Nuclear arms are not the hot topic they once were, but plans for renewal put them back in the spotlight. Any movement against them must link up with the anti-austerity movement and trade unions: for jobs and services, not genocidal vanity projects.






Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Related links:

Trident:

triangleNHS cyberattack: budget cuts and spy agency to blame

triangleTrident trouble

triangleThe Socialist inbox

trianglePolicy conference backs reselection of Labour MPs

triangleTrident debate shows again, Labour is two parties

US:

triangleUSA: Historic vote for Ginger Jentzen campaign in Minneapolis

triangleComprehensive account of bloody conflict

triangleWhat we saw

triangleUS: Historic vote for Ginger Jentzen campaign in Minneapolis

Jobs:

trianglePlymouth PCS members fight relocation threat

triangleIs cuts-making Preston 'beating Tory austerity'?

triangleStrikers picket the South Western Railway network

War:

triangleCaerphilly Socialist Party: Are we heading for an era of war?

triangleKurdish referendum declared illegal

Nuclear weapons:

triangleHackney Socialist Party: Will North Korea use nuclear weapons?

Arms:

triangleNationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

Energy:

triangleWe're freezing: reverse cuts to boiler replacement schemes!