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'Heddwch' is the supporter magazine for CND Cymru, the Welsh Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, published roughly quarterly from 1991 to the present day. It started as ‘Campaign Wales’ from 1985, following CND Cymru’s establishment as an independent campaigning network from 1981.

CONTENTS

Page 1. COVER
- “Are you responsible?*” headline of different occupations responsible for preventing nuclear disasters.

Page 2.
- “Heddwch” column briefly introducing CND Cymru.
- Continuation of “Are you responsible?*” article.
- “All Wales Peace Rally” article on the activities that took place and key themes discussed at the Aberystwyth Peace Festival on 19th March.

Page 3.
- “You are NOT powerless” headline and direct appeal to the reader to help influence the Government in Westminster and Cardiff.

Page 4.
- “Ray of hope” article on Ray Davies, the vice-chair of CND Cymru, who was released from a prison sentence regarding his nonviolent direct actions against nuclear weapons and the war in Iraq.

Page 5.
- “Shannon Airport - action in Ireland and England” section.
- “Dubsky v Ireland” article on a judicial review of Ireland’s participation in the US war in Afghanistan, highlighting protests over military overflights and refuellings taking place in Ireland.
- “Mary Kelly and Pit Stop Ploughshares” article on a peace activist for grounding a US Navy warplane at Shannon Airport in January 2003, who was sentenced in December 2004.
- “Anti-war protests occupy Irish embassy in London” article on six British anti-war activists protesting the criminal charges brought against the Pit Stop Ploughshares peace activists. Appeals for support.
- “Vanunu and the bomb that endangers Israel” article on the nuclear whistleblower’s violation of restrictions imposed on his liberty after his release from Israeli authorities.

Page 6.
- “Peter Burt and the CIA” article on two peace campaigners who entered an explosives storage area at USAF Welford in Berkshire as a protest against the planned US military attack on the Iraqi town of Fallujah.
- “CAMPAIGN! The CND Cymru Archive” advertisement.
- “MPs tell Wrescam meeting - ‘election will not halt impeachment process” article.
- “Impeach Blair - the campaign” information box.

Page 7.
- “Building Justice” article on a weekend of activities celebrating human endeavours to create a fairer world, hosted by the Bro Emlyn Peace and Justice Group in Drefach Felindre in early March.
- “Force of habits” article on two sisters for sabotaging a nuclear missile in northeastern Colorado, one year after the US’s bombing campaign in Afghanistan started.

Page 8.
- “The Effects of Nuclear Weapons” information piece on atmospheric nuclear testing and nuclear accidents.

Page 9.
- “Act now to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons!” appeal regarding the five-yearly Review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to ensure the success of nuclear disarmament.

Page 10.
- “Just when we thought it was safe?” article on the promotion of nuclear weapons as an ‘answer’ to global warming amid rumours that the Labour Party would launch a new White Paper on energy policy after the General Election. Focuses on a new campaign on the 23rd anniversary of Nuclear Free Wales, the advantages of other renewables, calling the ‘bluff’ and radiation risk ‘links’.

Page 11.
- “It’s all spin - and we’re being had” opinion piece on science teachers’ defence of controversial technologies such as nuclear power, genetically modified food, stem cell research, the MMR vaccine and experiments on animals, causing public fears and ignorance of science.
- “Nuclear Free Wales” article on the Declaration of intent to make Wales a Nuclear Free Zones in 1982 and continued appeals to keep it this way for certain Unitary Authorities.

Page 12.
- “Dominance, control and aggression all in one package” information piece on the US National Missile Defence (NMD) programme of hi-tech weaponry for US power projection and ‘full spectrum dominance’. Appeals for action to support the Womenwith Hill Women’s Peace Campaign.
- “Tribute to an anti-nuclear campaigner” commemoration of Kath Williams of Llanymynech.

Page 13.
- “Guilty until proven British” information piece on the Government’s proposed ID registration scheme, changing the relationship between citizens and government with potential problems to society.
- “New Peace News Out Now!” article on updates to the operations of a quarterly magazine focusing on issues vital to broad British peace and anti-war movements.

Page 14.
- “CERRIE * Minority Report” article on the evidence of current models of hazard from radioactivity inside the human body with the restriction of dissenting views from Government Lawyers.
- “Linking Children’s Rights with Environmental Rights” article concerns that current and future generations of children are put at risk of high technology warfare, particularly the use of uranium in weapons systems.

Page 15.
- Book Review of Lily Tobias’ “Eunice Fleet” [Honno Classics], reviewed by Jill Stallard.
- “The Loud Little Handful” advertisement on war propaganda by Mark Twain.

Page 16.
- “An Invitation to support the Cynefin y Werin Manifesto 2005” advertisement.
- “Cynefin y Merin Manifesto 2005”.

Page 17.
- Continuation of the “Cynefin y Merin Manifesto 2005”.

Page 18.
- “Diary Dates” events by sympathetic organisations working for peace and environmental and human justice in Wales.
- “CONTACTS” for CND Cymru.

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