A LEADING anti-nuclear campaigner is set to speak at a lecture in Huddersfield.
Kate Hudson, general-secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, will give a lecture at Huddersfield Town Hall.
The event on Friday at 6pm is organised by Huddersfield Trades Union Council. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Ms Hudson, who chaired CND from 2003 to 2010 before taking her current post, will give a talk entitled Global Power – Have the Arab Uprisings Shifted the Balance?
Bob Stoker, secretary of Huddersfield TUC, said: “The victories of Egyptian and Tunisian people and the protests now sweeping across thousands of miles of North Africa and the Middle East will impact massively, not only on their own countries, but on the politics of the regionŠ and the global balance of power.
“The revolutions in the Middle East have shaken the US establishment to its core.”
Mr Stoker said Barack Obama only came out in support of protesters when it was clear his “great ally” Egyptian leader President Mubarak was finished.
“The protests in the Arab world have thrown global politics into flux and shown the strength of people power. They have shown that US dominance can be challenged and broken,” said Mr Stoker.