Campaign for Nuclear DisarmamentBritish politics, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has been at the forefront of the peace movement in the United Kingdom and claims to be Europe's largest single-issue peace campaign.
Its logo (☮), designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom, became widespread outside of Britain during the 1960s as the "peace symbol". The peace symbol is based on the international semaphore symbols for "N" and "D" (for Nuclear Disarmament) enclosed within a circle. There is a common misconception that Bertrand Russell designed the logo, stemming from him being president of CND at the time.
CND has several priority campaigns:
- "Scrap Trident" — against the UK's nuclear weapons
- "Missile Defence: The New Threat" — against the US Strategic Defense Initiative
- "No to NATO"
- "Stop the Plutonium Trade"
Although many of its members, including religious groups that make up a significant minority of the active membership, are pacifist, the organisation itself is not.
Along with the Stop the War Coalition and the Muslim Association of Britain it organised several anti-war marches under the main slogan "Don't Attack Iraq," including those on September 28, 2002 and February 15, 2003 in London.