As knitter-activists plan to stretch a seven‑mile scarf between two atomic weapons plants, Cynthia Cockburn considers how women worldwide bring feminism to the fight against militarism
Cynthia Cockburn of Women in Black on the case against NATO
One of the clearest examples of the gulf between voters and politicians is the main parties' commitment to nuclear weapons and the replacement of Trident. It should be an election issue, says Rebecca Johnson. But since parliamentary democracy has so far ignored the view of the majority, civil disobedience is necessary to force the issue, argue Cynthia Cockburn and Sian Jones, who report from the blockade of the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston.