National CND


Disarming Grandmothers

disarming_grnadmothersFollow two veteran Yorkshire peace activists (Helen John and Sylvia Boyes) and their work for peace.

“Disarming Grandmothers was a very organic project… It started with a camera and a newspaper article and ended 6 years later with 31 mini documentaries and the creation of this blog.   After spending just a few moments in Helen and Sylvia’s lives, I knew I wanted to make a documentary about them.  Here were two grandmothers who in-between shopping, taking the dog for a walk and going to Quaker meetings, were writing graffiti on Government buildings, laying down in front of nuclear truck convoys and boarding US Military planes, oh and I almost forgot… being tried for terrorism.”

You can watch all the episodes on the online blog at

Partner Organisations & Related Campaigns

Action AWE: Aldermaston
Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases

Campaign Against the Arms Trade
Drones Campaign Network – UK network campaigning against use of drones
Faslane Peace Camp
Global Zero – international campaign to demand zero nuclear weapons
International Peace Bureau – International network of peace organisations / Global Day of Action on Military Spending
Keep Space for Peace (Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space)
Network for Peace – UK network of Peace organisations
Nukewatch – tracking nuclear convoys on Britain’s roads
Stop the War
Trident Ploughshares
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom