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I’m gonna lay down that Atom Bomb: A Scottish peace initiative focused on the power of money

Author(s): Micheal Orgel, Linda Pearson, Guy Johnson

In: Peace News, No 2628-2629, 2019, pp. 7ff

This article describes the ‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’ campaign to promote disinvestment in companies that have a role in producing nuclear weapons. Some of these, for example BAE Systems, have factories in Scotland and others have benefited from Scottish funding, including investment by Scottish pensions schemes.  Notes that this investment is inconsistent with opposition of many Scottish MPs and the Scottish government to renewal of Trident, and suggests campaigning tactics.