With this nuclear stockpile we have the power to eliminate the human race Joseph Rotblat CBE


Maidenhead and Cookham CND has now disbanded as a small group, but many of its members are still members of National CND.  If you would like to join the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament or would like information, the National Office can be contacted as below:  



0207 700 2393

Aims and Objectives

CND campaigns and works for the worldwide outlawing and elimination of nuclear weapons.  


The World Court has stated that the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is illegal.  The only possible exception being if a country's existence is threatened.


CND campaigns against the arms trade.


CND supports greater openness regarding nuclear arms and power.


A Little Bit of History

The first Aldermaston March was planned at a meeting in Cookham in 1957 to take place at Easter 1958.  On this occasion the march was lead by Donald Soper who, with John Berger, addressed the marchers and the public at the old Maidenhead Town Hall.


Present Actions

To press governments to adhere to the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty.  This means not allowing Fylingdales and Menwith Hill in Yorkshire, both British Listening Centres, to be used for phone tapping by the USA and as part of their defence shield.


Keeping a watchful eye on the BNFL new management at Aldermaston, where there have been past infringement of rules regarding the disposal of nuclear waste into the Thames and other waters.

The Culture of Peace...

We are at the beginning of a United Nations Decade to promote the culture of peace. 

The National Peace Council has produced a Schools Teaching Pack which stresses the importance of teaching children to adopt the following precepts: 


In November 2000 50 delegates from Pakistan attended a World Peace Convention in India to look at how the world could be made safer and in particular how the relations between Pakistan and India could be improved - a very positive step towards peace. 

Maidenhead & Cookham CND group includes both pacifists and those who lived through and fought for peace in the second world war. We campaign not only for a reduction in nuclear weapons world wide, and an end to nuclear tests and to development of new nuclear missiles, but also for a reduction in the general arms trade which fuels conflict worldwide. 
The eminent scientist and nun Rosalie Bertell who wrote the 1980 classic No Immediate Danger, made the point recently, in an interview with the Times, that more damage to the environment is done by the military than by car exhausts and deodorants. She said " We have the ability to choose life. We will never be of one mind but we will have to break the habit of killing each other when we disagree." 

In the words of ex-President Carter "We need to wage peace" and for evil to triumph in the words attributed to Burke "For evil to triumph it requires only that good men do nothing." 


Newspapar Articles: The Guardian - Kosovo troops tested for cancer from uranium

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Did you know. . .

A British nuclear-powered Trident submarine is out on patrol, submerged, ready, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The United States has between eleven and fifteen nuclear-missile firing submarines out on patrol, France has two and the Russians one or more.

All these submarines are programmed to fire their computer-targeted missiles on receiving a simple radio signal.

This is today’s reality. Not some future threat. Not some fantasy computer game.

You can help stop this lunacy.


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