Posted on 12 April 2021
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament in the UK and a global ban on nuclear weapons.
The organisation was founded in 1957 and held its first public meeting a year later, which was attended by an estimated 5,000 people.
CND campaigns on a wide range of issues that include the following:
- Elimination of British nuclear weapons and global abolition of nuclear weapons
- Cancellation of the Trident programme by the British government and against the deployment of nuclear weapons in Britain
- Abolition of weapons of mass destruction, in particular chemical and biological weapons
- Ban on the manufacture, testing and use of depleted uranium weapons
- A nuclear-free, less militarised and more secure Europe.
- Opposition for the United States’ military bases and nuclear weapons in Europe
The Now More Than Ever Tour
In 2018, to commemorate the 60th birthday of its iconic logo, CND held the Now More Than Ever tour across Britain.
The logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) was designed in 1958, the year the organisation held its first ever public meeting.
60 years later, the role of the iconic CND symbol – the internationally recognised peace sign – was used for the Now More Than Ever tour.
A giant three-dimensional symbol installation is visiting dramatic locations across Britain, including the White Cliffs of Dover, Faslane naval base, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.
Between the 12-14 June 2018, the giant CND symbol visited Salisbury and was placed in view of Stonehenge.
The full installation was also placed outside Salisbury Cathedral.
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