Edinburgh CND News 22nd April (update 24th)

THURSDAY 26TH APRIL
QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
7 VICTORIA TERRACE, EDINBURGH, EH1 2JLPublic meeting with Dave Webb (Chair of CND) who will be speaking with Tim Coles (author). This event is organised by Edinburgh CND and Edinburgh Stop the War. Book your free place now via Eventbrite!
Dave Webb has been chair of CND since 2010 and has played a leading role in CND’s work on missile defence. He is the convenor of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and a member of Scientists for Global Responsibility.

Tim Coles is the author of “Fire and Fury: How the US Isolates North Korea, Encircles China and Risks Nuclear War in Asia”. He is a founder and director of the Plymouth Institute for Peace Research and in the past two years has written a series of timely books about geopolitical and economic matters.

Dave will be just back from the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) is scheduled to hold its second session from 23 April to 4 May 2018 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. This will be the second of three planned sessions that will be held prior to the 2020 Review Conference.
 So, on Monday, representatives from almost all states, including the UK, will meet in Geneva to discuss the future of the treaty. In 2018 we mark the 50th anniversary of the NPT, a milestone in global attempts to get rid of nuclear weapons.
Kate Hudson will also be travelling to Geneva. This is a chance to directly challenge the UK government to disarm its nuclear weapons.

Along with Parliamentary CND Chair Caroline Lucas MP and other senior politicians, she’ll be demanding to see concrete plans from the government for disarming the UK’s nuclear weapons.

A motion has been put forward in the Westminster Parliament which calls on the UK Government to inject new life into the NPT and actually give some meaningful support to it. This motion is called Early Day Motion 1122. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of this treaty – which was a milestone in international attempts to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Scottish CND understand how important these talks in Geneva are to the future of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and ask all members and supporters to contact their MP over the next few days. This could be by email, text, telephone or even Twitter, ask them to support and put their name to Early Day Motion 1122.

Very related to the above: Over the last two weeks we have been hearing talk of ‘world war three’, as war drums beat for military escalation in Syria. CND opposes this course of action which will only increase the likelihood of this terrible conflict spilling over into the wider Middle East and potentially beyond that.There can be no justification for chemical weapons attacks, or for despicable bombing that targets civilians, but further air strikes will only extend the appalling suffering of the people of Syria.Peace campaigners responded to the airstrikes conducted by the US, UK and France early this morning. Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary, said:

“We strongly condemn these air strikes on Syria, which are in defiance of international law. They will only increase the likelihood of this terrible conflict spilling over into the wider Middle East and potentially beyond that. “We also condemn Theresa May’s decision to bypass parliament which demonstrates a contempt for the necessary democratic process. She has also disregarded public opinion in launching these strikes; polls indicate that only 22% of the population support this bombing campaign.CND works for ‘the prevention and cessation of wars in which nuclear weapons may be used’ and there can be no clearer example of such a situation than that which we are currently facing. Diplomatic and political solutions must be sought.Take action: Protest Watch out for more events in Edinburgh               Take action: Contact your MP Please ask your MP to oppose military plans for escalation of the war in Syria. Write to your MP

Download the Stop the War Petition ‘No more attacks on Syria’ and take it round your friends, workmates fellow students etc.
AND COME TO THE MEETING ON THE 26th.
STOP PRESS: NB  April 26th will also mark 32 years since the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident — at Chernobyl. The effects are being felt down the generations, yet misinformation persists about the disaster’s real and long-lasting impacts. This week, we set the record straight. Beyond Nuclear International Weekly Digest Visit our Website                                                             ———————————————————————————-
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The Edinburgh CND supported May Day march and rally will take place on Saturday 5th May. Assemble (top of) Johnston Terrace 11.30 for 12 noon. March behind the Edinburgh CND banner and join us for the rally in the Pleasance Theatre from 12.30.

Other news:

1.UNFOLD ZERO,  the Basel Peace Office, International Peace Bureau, PNND, World Future Council and other international organizations have launched the new online platform Move the Nuclear Weapons Money.
The platform is part of a global campaign to: 
cut nuclear weapons budgets; encourage divestment from companies manufacturing nuclear weapons and their delivery systems; reallocate these budgets and investments to meet economic, social and environmental need – such as ending poverty, protecting the climate, supporting renewable energy, creating jobs, and providing adequate healthcare, housing and education for all.                                             Help count the nuclear weapons money: Join campaigners between May 10-16 as they count ($100 million per minute, $6 billion per hour, $146 billion per day for seven days). While counting they will highlight economic, social and environmental areas in which this money could instead be invested. Already they have parliamentarians, civil society leaders, artists, sports stars, musicians, activists, religious leaders, youth, war veterans and others signed up to count the money for 20-30 minutes each. Click here to sign-up as a money counter. Move the Nuclear Weapons Money held a press conference at the United Nations on March 28, 2018 to launch our new online platform and announce Count the Nuclear Weapons Money.  At the press conference they also promoted the UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament and released an open letter to the leaders of USA, South Korea and North Korea signed by more than 100 US civil society groups expressing support for the upcoming inter-Korean summit in April and the US-DPRK summit in May.

1.A) Peace campaigners from the United States and around the world are joining forces to encourage candidates in the US mid-term elections to commit to nuclear disarmament, improved firearms regulation, climate protection, international diplomacy and the cutting of military budgets to release resources for areas of human and environmental need.
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2. The next ICAN Scottish Roundtable will be Wednesday, 30 May at 7.00pm. The Scottish ICAN partners and their friends will be hosted by UN House Scotland. To learn more about our work, please see our website at www.unhscotland.org.uk.
One of the things discussed will be Scottish CND’s “Nae Nukes” peace rally on 22 September 2018 at Faslane nuclear base in support of the TPNW. More information is available on our Scottish ICAN website, nuclearban.scot or from SCND. Also on nuclearban.scot, there is news and a PDF to download about parliamentary lobbying; our recent letter from ICAN partners across the UK to the Secretary of State about the upcoming negotiations in Geneva on the Non-Proliferation Treaty will be going up sometime today as well.
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3. In just two weeks, the Peace and Justice Centre have raised over £1,000 to support their conflict resolution ongoing project. They need to raise just £750 more to reach our goal and to help sustain this work this term (see previous post)
 
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4. STOP PRESS: UNFOLD ZERO understands that a decision will be made at the United Nations tomorrow (25th) to postpone the UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament which was scheduled to take place in New York from May 14-16, 2018.New dates for the conference have not been set. The Non-Aligned Movement, which initiated the proposal for a UN High-Level Conference, is continuing consultations with UN member States in order to find a suitable date.
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5. Towards A Defence and Security Strategy for an Independent Scotland
SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2018 ALL WELCOME 10:30am to 4:30pm Albert Halls, Lesser Hall, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2QL
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7. Los Alamos Bulletins   246 and 247   http://www.lasg.org/
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8. www.nonlethalsecurityforpeace.com : an occasional newsletter
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Edinburgh CND News 10th April 2018: Update 14th and 20th

Stop all the bombing in Syria day of action – Saturday 12 – 2pm

Saturday 21st April is a day of action across the UK – calling for an end to the bombing in Syria, a radical shift in UK foreign policy and support for Syrian refugees. Last Saturday we collected nearly a 1000 signatures calling for an end to the bombing. We want to try and beat that this week and get the message out far and wide. We’ll have placards and petitions – but do bring your own too – we want to be an active, outgoing and visually unmissable presence on Princes Street

 

14th April:  Another Reason to Join us today:

Peace campaigners have responded to airstrikes conducted by the US, UK and France early this morning.

Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary, said:

“We strongly condemn these air strikes on Syria, which are in defiance of international law. They will only increase the likelihood of this terrible conflict spilling over into the wider Middle East and potentially beyond that.

“We also condemn Theresa May’s decision to bypass parliament which demonstrates a contempt for the necessary democratic process. She has also disregarded public opinion in launching these strikes; polls indicate that only 22% of the population support this bombing campaign.

“CND works for the prevention and cessation of wars in which nuclear weapons may be used and there can be no clearer example of such a situation than that which we are currently facing. Diplomatic and political solutions must be sought. Nuclear escalation poses consequences too terrible to contemplate.”

  1. 13th STOP PRESS:  Stop all the bombing in Syria: CND works for ‘the prevention and cessation of wars in which nuclear weapons may be used’ and there can be no clearer example of such a situation than that which we are currently facing. Diplomatic and political solutions must be sought.
    Edinburgh stop the war are urging all our supporters to do everything possible to stop a further attack on Syria by the Western powers.​ Join us in petitioning at the east end of Princes Street, 12pm Saturday 14th April See our statement at https://scotlandstopwar.org/2018/04/09/statement-on-syria-2/      The Daily Mail reports that ‘Britain’s Armed Forces are drawing up options for a joint strike with the US on Syrian forces’ and, ‘No 10 refused to rule out the Prime Minister recalling Parliament to vote on action but sources said she might be able to go ahead without approval from MPs’. The situation in Syria is critical. ​Stop the War condemns the alleged chemical attack on Douma and all foreign interventions, including by Russia and Iran. ​If Trump and other Western powers escalate with bombs, missiles or other means it can only lengthen the roll call of the dead and prolong the cycle of violence. The Syrian people have suffered too much already to bear yet more foreign intervention. Contact your MP Download the Stop the War Petition ‘No more attacks on Syria’ and take it round your friends, workmates, fellow students etc. Emergency lobby of Parliament (London)
    Meet your MP to discuss Syria and state your opposition to airstrikes.
    Wednesday 18 April • 1pm – 4pm
    Briefings available in Committee Room 20 between 1pm and 2pm.
    Called by Momentum, Stop the War, CND and Global Justice Now

    and come to the following meeting:

    Dave Webb will be speaking (with Tim Coles) at our public meeting on Thursday 26th April: 7.30pm – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh– Public Meeting with Tim Coles author of “Fire and Fury: How the US Isolates North Korea, Encircles China and Risks Nuclear War in Asia” Organised by EdinburghCND and Edinburgh Stop the War http://www.cnduk.org/cnd-media/item/3728-60-faces-david-webb

    Thursday 26th April: 7.30pm – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh– Public Meeting with Tim Coles author of “Fire and Fury: How the US Isolates North Korea, Encircles China and Risks Nuclear War in Asia” Organised by EdinburghCND and Edinburgh Stop the War
For details of other Edinburgh CND events including: 
  1. Saturday 14th April: monthly leafleting, 12.30 pm at the East End of Princes Street (we are joining with Stop the War: see stop press above)
  2. ++Monday 16th April is the monthly Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition meeting.  Do come along and participate. 7.30pm at the Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, EH1 2JN
  3. Saturday 5th May: The Edinburgh CND supported May Day march and rally                                     SEE EVENTS (RIGHT SIDE of PAGE)
OTHER NEWS: 
1. In the next few weeks, representatives from almost all states will gather in Geneva  for the UN’s nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference, to plan progress towards nuclear disarmament.
The UK signed up to the Treaty in 1968, but successive governments have retained Britain’s nuclear arsenal. Our current Government claims to support the NPT as a way of achieving multilateral nuclear disarmament, so we want to pile on the pressure to get it to actually do something in Geneva!
Parliamentary CND is calling on the Government to make good on its claims and inject new life into the NPT. They have launched EDM 1122 to make this call.
We need to join that call. Please ask your MP to add their name in support of EDM 1122. You can send your MP a message using a model letter through the CND website at https://cnd.eaction.org.uk/lobby/PrepCom (also see reminder at end of post)

 

2. In April 1958, the first march to Aldermaston, Britain’s bomb factory in Berkshire, unleashed a new movement which was to have global repercussions. It mobilised thousands against the Bomb and shaped radical protest for generations. The famous symbol produced for the march by artist Gerald Holtom became CND’s own symbol and is universally recognised as the sign of peace.                                                                             CND are celebrating six decades of vibrant and powerful activity with a new online exhibition, displaying photos and memories provided by you, our members and supporters. You selected the photos that best symbolised a significant memory from the past 60 years. The exhibition shows photos from demonstrations, vigils and blockades; significant sites, like Greenham, Molesworth, as well as photos of artefacts, like favourite badges, banners, and knitting. The exhibition will be published on a rolling basis – we’ll let you know when we’ve updated it – so don’t worry if you can’t yet see the photos you have submitted.

3. This month is also the 60th anniversary of Grapple Y, the test of a multi-megaton thermonuclear weapon by the United Kingdom in the central Pacific. The atmospheric nuclear test was held at Christmas (Kiritimati) Island on 28 April 1958, during Operation Grapple – the program to develop the British hydrogen bomb. Commonwealth servicemen who participated in the UK nuclear testing program in the Pacific are calling for recognition and compensation, as leaders gather in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).  Sixty years on, sailors and soldiers from New Zealand and Fiji who participated in Operation Grapple have issued an open letter to the Commonwealth Heads of Government, calling for justice for the survivors of the UK nuclear tests.  In the open letter they call on British Prime Minister Theresa May to fulfil promises made 60 years ago, to address the health and environmental consequences of the UK nuclear weapons program.  For more information: The book ‘Grappling with the Bomb’ can be downloaded free from:  Free downloads – ANU Press – ANU

4. nuclear News No.106 April 2018 is now available to download at:
5. Stirling University CND are raising money this summer by providing volunteers to the Workers’ Beer Company, who run bars at music festivals and is owned by Battersea and Wandsworth TUC.
Queens of the Stone Age Concert: 30th June 2018
Finsbury Park Festival: 1st July 2018
Lovebox and Citadel: 13th – 15th July 2018
For each hour you work, Scottish CND will receive £7 which will go towards funding the campaign for nuclear disarmament and projects such as this summer’s Peace Academy (applications still open).
6. Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre Events:
1. 140,000 Origami Cranes Workshop.14 April. 12 May. 9 June. 2 – 4pm.
Peace & Justice Centre.
2. Cooperative Games & Conflict Resolution Facilitator Training.
Sat 21 April. 10am – 4pm.  For people considering full training for our schools programme or for personal or professional development. Fee waived for those who continue on our full Facilitator training. £30 or pay what you can.
★For more info and To register see here.  Also :They  are looking to raise £1,750 to help sustain our work delivering Cooperative Games and develop the Conflict Resolution workshops over the summer term.
3. Anatomy of Peace Building through Music, Rhythm & Silence
Wed 9 May. 6:30 – 8:30pm. Venue to be confirmed. With Christine Stevens.
Become a musical peace-maker.  
4. Week of Events on Conscientious Objection
4.1 CO Day Vigil. Tues 15 May. 5 – 6pm. Foot of Mound, by National Gallery.
Speakers, singing, silence. Our annual vigil remembering those who refused to kill in past wars and today.
4.2 CO Memorial Design Launch. Edinburgh.Tues 15 May 6:30 – 7:30pm.To be confirmed. Check our website or ring to confirm if coming.More Info on CO Week of Events Here
5. ‘That’s Not Okay’ Interactive Workshop: 
Standing up for our values on the street,at work, in our groups and at home.
Sat 26 May. 10am – 2pm.David Hume Tower. LG.07, George Square.
With Mil Rai and Emily Johns,
Check P and J website or ring 0131 629 1058 Wed & Fridays 1 – 4pm to for full details of events where details are not yet confirmed.
REMINDER: The UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament will convene in New York May 14 -16.  Nuclear disarmament campaigners plan to use the occasion to focus public attention on the nuclear-weapons industry, a key stimulus to the nuclear arms race. “Companies manufacturing nuclear weapons and their delivery systems are a powerful lobby to increase nuclear weapons budgets, and to expand nuclear weapons policies in order to justify this massive public spending,” said Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament.

For more information please visit www.nuclearweaponsmoney.orgJackie Cabasso, Executive Director of Western States Legal Foundation, released an open letter, which has been signed by more than 100 US civil society groups. The letter expresses support for the upcoming inter-Korean summit in April and the US-DPRK summit in May, and urges the leaders “to patiently and diligently seek common ground.

Edinburgh CND News 22nd March 2018 Updated on 29th

Our meetings next month:

  1. Tuesday 3rd April: ECND regular organising meeting, 6pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh.
  2. Saturday 13th April: monthly leafleting, 12.30 pm at the East End of Princes Street
  3. Thursday 26th April: 7.30pm – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh– Public Meeting with Tim Coles author of “Fire and Fury: How the US Isolates North Korea, Encircles China and Risks Nuclear War in Asia” Organised by EdinburghCND and Edinburgh Stop the War.

And in May: The Edinburgh CND supported May Day march and rally will take place on Saturday 5th May. Assemble (top of) Johnston Terrace 11.30 for 12 noon. March behind the Edinburgh CND banner and join us for the rally in the Pleasance Theatre from 12.30.

In June: Once again we’re having our ‘Plants For Peace’ stall at the Meadows Festival. Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd of June, sharing with Edinburgh Stop The War. This is our biggest event of the year, enjoyable, but tiring! raising our profile and earning the cash we need for our campaigning against nuclear weapons.                                             We need your help, please get in touch edinburghcnd@yahoo.com if you can offer any help whatsoever (on the day or growing plants before hand)

STOP PRESS: 28th March: Anti-nuclear campaigners have condemned the announcement of an extra £600 million for the Dreadnought submarine programme, part of the government scheme to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system. The extra funding, which will be made by the Treasury to the Ministry of Defence, was announced in today’s Prime Minister’s Questions. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “Spending on Trident is out of control – another £600 million announced today. This means the Ministry of Defence is already overspending at this early stage of replacing Britain’s nuclear weapons system, which is why the contingency fund is now being eaten into.

Other events:                                                                                                                                  

1. Scottish Christians Against Nuclear Arms (SCANA) Pentecost Peace Witness Vigil
Saturday 26th May 2018 12 noon – 1.0 p.m. Faslane Royal Naval Base, Gareloch.
2. Edinburgh World Justice Festival (supported by Edinburgh CND) Organising Meeting and AGM 7.30 Monday 28 March Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL

3. Sunday 1st April: As protesters poured along the streets of London, on Easter Monday, 1959, hot-foot from the Aldermaston nuclear bomb factory, they passed the church of then-priest Bruce Kent. Bruce was horrified – every one of the five weddings he was conducting that day was disrupted! But the marchers gave Bruce food for thought and led to his lifelong dedication to campaigning against nuclear weapons. Six decades on, the threat that nuclear weapons pose – to humanity, to the planet – is even greater. Bruce has changed the hearts and minds of many during that time, and he still campaigns today. But he can’t do it alone. Change requires mass action and mobilisation – people united to bring about the world they wish to see. The day before, campaigners had marched from London to the AWE factory in Berkshire – where Britain was making its first nuclear bombs. The world has changed immensely since then – we face numerous new threats that would not have been conceived of in 1958 – but AWE is still producing nuclear warheads. CND invites you all to join us at AWE Aldermaston this Easter Sunday to celebrate our history and look to the future. Through speeches, music, memories, fence decorating, let’s make it clear that Trident should be scrapped and we want a nuclear-free world. It’s also an opportunity to see the fantastic CND installation which is travelling the country. The event will conclude with an inter-faith vigil. Details Assemble 12 noon, Sunday, April 1st Main Gate, AWE Aldermaston, Berkshire, RG7 4PR
More information Help us promote the event Like and share our priority Facebook post. Click here for the link.  Like and retweet our priority tweet. Click here for the linkClick attending on our Facebook event and share it with your group members and other contacts. Use the hashtag #CNDat60 on your own social media posts Distribute some leaflets in your area – we can post these to you free of charge. For more information or any questions please contact information@cnduk.org or phone 020 7700 2393.

Bruce Kent, CND vice president, said:

“It took 40 years to get votes for women. The ending of slavery took almost 50 years, so the fact that things take a long time doesn’t deter us. CND will keep campaigning and demanding change until all nuclear weapons around the world have been abolished.”

Why are we going to Aldermaston?
Easter Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the first Aldermaston march – an event that mobilised thousands against the Bomb and shaped radical protest for generations. The Aldermaston factory continues to produce nuclear warheads today and its closure is fundamental to our campaigning goals. We will mark the anniversary with speeches, poems, music and memories, and we’ll look to the future too, as we continue our struggle to rid Britain – and the world – of nuclear weapons.

p.s. (3a) If you can’t make Aldermaston, you can join the Fly Kites not Drones event in the Meadows. Sun 1st April. 1pm – 4pm.  Meadows Pavilion Café. Bring, Make & Fly Kites. Big Display kites on show. Inspired by the Afgan Peace Volunteers, this event happens all around the world at Nao Ruz, the Afghan New Year, when people in Afghanistan fly kites. Now the blue skies have become a source of fear. Solidarity with people living under millitary drones threat. Support for refugees. With Refugee Community Kitchen. Music & soup. Family friendly. Give what you feel. SHARE the Event on Facebook.

4 . Edinburgh CAAT had a busy month, including spending almost a full week in Scottish Parliament chatting to MSPs and their staff about converting arms to renewables, and ending Scottish public funds to the arms industry. More than 25 MSPs, including someone from every political party, came to speak with us. Lots of momentum, lots to follow up on. Next group meeting is Monday 26 March, 7 to 8.45pm at the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre. Newcomers always welcome, as are agenda suggestions. We’ll spend some time discussing next steps on arms to renewables.
>> Take a look at the draft agenda and send through any suggestions Still a few places left at the training! 
There are still a couple of spots available at the non-violent direct action training we’re running on 7 April in Edinburgh. See previous post

4. On March 28, the United Nations will hold the preparatory meeting for the 2018 UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear DisarmamentNew York, NY – March 28, 2018.  At a media briefing for journalists at the United Nations in New York today, nuclear disarmament experts and campaigners highlighted the critical need for successful diplomacy on nuclear-weapons related conflicts, including in Northeast Asia, between the US/NATO and Russia, and at the upcoming UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament. Abolition 2000 member organizations organized a press conference at the United Nations in New York today (29th) to highlight the critical need for successful diplomacy on nuclear-weapons related conflicts, promote the upcoming UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, and announce two related initiatives. These were an Open Letter to the Leaders of USA, South Korea and North Korea and Count the Nuclear Weapons Money, a civil society action to take place during the UN High Level Conference.

In the longer run:  

Scotland is going to welcome the world to Faslane on Saturday September 22nd from 12 noon. Under the banner ‘Nae Nukes, Anywhere’ we plan to celebrate the UN Treaty banning nuclear weapons and, at the site where the UK’s Trident missiles are based, say loud and clear we want them scrapped – for good. You want to help? Here’s how!

  1. Be there! Join the First Minister (tbc), speakers from around the world, some top musicians, and ordinary people calling for sanity and humanity.
  1. Donate! Scottish CND will be making an appeal soon, but giving Edinburgh CND cash too means we can make transport free for unwaged.
  1. Help publicise this event – tell your friends, workmates, dentist etc, pass on this email, boost social media, leaflet any gatherings you go to, put up posters.
  1. Volunteer as a steward/first aider at the rally, lots of other tasks needing you too, let us know if you can help – thanks!
  1. Peace people are coming from all over the world – can you give them a room for  a day or two?
  1. Placard and banner making workshops will take place in August and September. Suitable for any age or ability and great fun!

We look forward to hearing from you With thanks in advance from Edinburgh CND

Other news: 

  1. 14th March: the Los Alamos Study Group filed a lawsuit against the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). On December 1 of last year, the Study Group filed a FOIA request for a redacted version of NNSA’s plutonium warhead core (“pit”) production analysis of alternatives (AoA), which was completed in November and briefed to congressional committees at the end of that month.
  2. The March Edition of Drones Campaign News is out: https://dronecampaignnetwork.wordpress.com/3
  3. Coventry peace poet and CND UK Peace Education Patron, Antony Owen has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry which is one of the UK’s most respected literary awards. His poetry collection The Nagasaki Elder (V.Press) was partly inspired by testimonies of atomic bomb survivors that Owen took on his extensive self-funded peace trip to Hiroshima, Japan, in 2015.

Edinburgh CND News 9th March

STOP PRESS:

1.Faslane Peace Camp is honoured and delighted to host Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear. SEE FURTHER DETAILS BELOWShe will be joining us on Wednesday and attending our weekly vigil, 4-5pm Wednesday 14th  at Faslane North Gate. All are welcome!!!!
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2.The petition on armed forces visits to schools will be heard this Thursday, 15th March, at around 10:30. If you want to attend in person you can obtain a free ticket from the visitors center on 0131 348 5200, or by email: visit@scottish.parliament.uk.Alternatively the meeting will be broadcast live here https://www.scottishparliament.tv/, archive of the broadcast will be available to view the same day, and the Official Report will be available probably a week later.This is possibly the last time the petition will be heard, and may be the last chance for a while to make change in this area. You can read here the latest submission, which they will be considering: http://www.parliament.scot/S5_PublicPetitionsCommittee/Submissions%202018/PE1603_HH.pdf If you are a constituent of Michelle Ballantyne (member for south Scotland) please email her to put forward your views on this and encourage others to do the same – she is a real problem for us on the Committee.ForcesWatch are not able to attend the hearing, but Mairi Campbell-Jack from Quakers in Scotland will be there and will appreciate any support.

3. http://www.thenational.scot/news/16084402.Anti_nuclear_conference_puts_spotlight_on_safety/        SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE CONFERENCE

Saturday 10th March:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Edinburgh CND leafleting 1230 pm at the East End of Princes Street and                       Peace Stall at the Radical Independence Conference 11 to 5pm at the Methodist Halls

+++The public meeting planned for Saturday 24th March has had to be postponed

Seven years on since the Fukushima disaster, the Japanese government remains unable to contain one of the worst nuclear accidents in the history of nuclear power. Thousands of people are still unable to return to their homes because of radioactive leaks.
Here in Britain, anti-nuclear campaigners will bear witness to the ongoing effects of the Fukushima disaster and demand that our government abandons plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations. “We will bear witness to the ongoing effects of the Fukushima disaster and demand that our government abandons plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations.”                                                                                   1. Friday 9th Glasgow Scottish CND are organising a Vigil at the Donald Dewar statue in Buchanan Street Glasgow on Thursday March 8 between 530pm – 6 pm to remember the disastrous effects of the Fukushima disaster which took place on March 9 2011.                                                                                                                                    2. Saturday 10th London see http://www.cnduk.com                                                            3.Monday 12th Edinburgh vigil for the women evacuees of Fukushima at the Chrystal Macmillan buildingedinburgh university  5.00pm                                                  4. CND looks at the latest situation in the Fukushima area surrounding the plant in this month’s Campaign magazine. (They  also look at the ongoing trials of protestors arrested for campaigning against the Arms Fair held in London last year)
Read Campaign: March edition
Download Campaign: March edition

The Don’t Bank on the Bomb 2018 report launched on 7th March. 

Susi and Maaike from PAX were kind enough to provide UK specific information which can be found on the ICAN UK website here: http://bit.ly/2FostJd

Beatrice Fihn Executive Director of the International Campaign to  Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), winner of her 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its work for the new UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear  Weapons will visit Scotland on Wednesday 14th. She is meeting with Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop and others at the Scottish Parliament in the a.m., followed by a visit to Faslane in the afternoon. This week’s 4.00 pm vigil at the base is a special opportunity, get there if you can!

Scotland Endangered Conference, 17 March (Helensburgh Parish Church Halls, Colquhoun St, 10.30 – 6 pm, organised by Helensburgh CND) Join Helensburgh CND and their conference to hear about the hazards associated with nuclear weapons regardless of whether or not anyone ever actually pushes the button.

Fly Kites not Drones 1st April 1pm to 4pm at the Pavilion Cafe in the Meadows Also: Help needed to prepare kite making materials at the P&J Centre on the 14th  and 21st March and with set up, kite making and decorating on the day. If you want to volunteer please email

Following the postponement of the March training, CAAT Edinburgh would like to invite you to the following workshop:                                                             Introduction to direct action against the weapons industry
on Saturday 7 April, 10am to 5pm in Edinburgh
(full address provided on registration)
Please register by emailing Niina and Phil on caatedinburgh@live.com

 Thursday 26th April: 7.30pm – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh– Public Meeting with Tim Coles author of “Fire and Fury: How the US Isolates North Korea, Encircles China and Risks Nuclear War in Asia” Organised by EdinburghCND and Edinburgh Stop the War.

On February 20, the UK House of Lords held a debate on nuclear weapons and the upcoming UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament. The debate was initiated by PNND Co-President Baroness Sue Miller, in order to encourage the UK government to attend the UN conference, and use the conference to advance concrete measures for nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament.                             UNFOLD ZERO encourages you to join activists from around the world for the Annual Meeting of Abolition 2000, the global network to eliminate nuclear weapons. 
Nuclear abolition activists from around the world will meet to share campaign reports, discuss nuclear disarmament strategy, explore opportunities for action, build cooperation and plan further campaigns.
This year, Abolition 2000 will hold their AGM in two sessions: the first in Geneva on April 28 and the second in New York on May 11.The Abolition 2000 Youth Network invites young and ‘young at heart’ to be a part of a global video action to support the UN High-Level Conference. 
Send them your video clip of ‘reaching high for a nuclear-weapon-free world.’ They will compile the videos and show to world leaders to encourage them to take action at the High-Level Conference. Click here to view the promo video. 
 
Join youth, celebrities, religious leaders, artists, parliamentarians, activists and others to count out $1 trillion (the nuclear weapons budget for the next ten years), and call for the re-allocation of this to areas of social, economic and environmental need. May 10th-16th Please contact your Foreign Ministry and/or Ambassador to the United Nations and call on them to support NGO participation in the UN High-Level Conference. Click here for a sample letter and contact addresses. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, addressing the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva on Monday (Feb 26), announced a new United Nations initiative for nuclear disarmament. The deadline for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to register in order to be listed as participants for the conference is March 15.

Thanks to donations from CND supporters like you, our giant CND symbol visited its first tour stop on Friday 2nd and made a big media splash! Attracted by the massive installation, hundreds of people came from across north Wales to find out more about our crucial work.

Now we need your help to get the symbol to the next 20 locations across the country.

CND at 60 by Kate Hudson

Timed to coincide with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s 60th anniversary, and drawing on archive material and interviews with activists from across the decades, CND at 60 situates the campaign’s current work in the context of Trump and increasing global tensions around nuclear weapons.

It provides detailed coverage of the inside story of six decades of CND – from the mass protests at Aldermaston and Greenham Common, to its central role in post 9/11 anti-war campaigning, to today’s struggle to stop Trident replacement and win support for the UN’s global ban on nuclear weapons.
https://cnduk.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a46ed98fb9032bd46d11880&id=cc14008991&e=96dcf14be7

 See Los Alamos 244  http://www.lasg.org/  and Australia Walkatjurra Walkabout updates available on request.

Edinburgh CND News 22nd February UPDATED!

STOP PRESS: See the (whole) video of our meeting on Nuclear Convoys:
(also see 6 below)
Dates for your diary
1. Monday 26 February: 7.30pm Upstairs room, Beehive Inn, Grassmarket EH1 2JU Planning for the 2018 Edinburgh World Justice Festival. All invited.  Also: Demo for Syria: Stop airstrikes on Eastern Ghouta Monday 26 February, 4.30pm at the Russian Consulate General in Edinburgh
++2. Monday 26 to Thursday 1st , CAAT are going to have a stall in the Scottish Parliament where they can talk to MSPs and their staff about the arms trade in Scotland. They are going to have a particular focus on how Scotland can convert jobs in arms manufacturing into jobs in renewable energy, and highlighting the amount of public funds going to arms manufacturers through Scottish Enterprise, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Please email your MSPs to let them know that they will be there, and enourage them to come and talk. 
3. Tuesday 6 March: ECND regular organising meeting, 6pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh.
4. Friday 9 March:  Next full working group meeting for the big Faslane demonstration on the 22nd September (note new date) at the SCND office in Glasgow at 5.30pm (77 Southpark Ave G12 8LE).
Edinburgh CND are running a bus to the demo ‘The Sheila Skinner Faslane Bus’ in memory of Sheila who died in January.
5. Saturday 10 March: monthly leafleting, 12.30 pm at the East End of Princes Street. Followed by 140,000 Origami Cranes Workshop  2 – 4pm at the Peace and Justice Centre. 
6. Saturday 17 March: Scotland Endangered Helensburgh Parish Church Halls, Colquhoun St, 10.30 – 6 pm, organised by Helensburgh CND.
Join Helensburgh CND and their conference to hear about the hazards associated with nuclear weapons regardless of whether or not anyone ever actually pushes the button.Radioactive materials are transported on our roads, from our airports and on our railways, and our air and water are contaminated by radioactive elements and processes. This follows Edinburgh’s successful meeting on the 21st. If you missed it you can see and hear a recording on our Facebook page.
7. Saturday 24th March: 2.30pm – Public Meeting at the Augustine Church, George 4thBridge – ‘Why we need a new foreign policy’ – for more details check out the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/194554104619155/
8. Thursday 26th April: 7.30pm – venue to be confirmed – Public Meeting with Tim Coles author of “Fire and Fury: How the US Isolates North Korea, Encircles China and Risks Nuclear War in Asia” Organised by EdinburghCND and Edinburgh Stop the War.
8. Sunday 1st April: 1- 4 pm. Fly Kites Not (Armed) Drones & Refugee Community Kitchen Fundraiser. Pavilion Café, The Meadows.
Kite Making, Decorating, Flying, live music, soup & more. Family friendly fun day. 
ON THE SAME DAY (1st April)
Join Local and National CND to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Aldermaston march. This was a march that changed the face of politics and protest, putting CND at the cutting edge of radical social change, mobilising and inspiring generations in the struggle for nuclear disarmament.
It’s time to celebrate our history and look to our future: there are big challenges ahead – Trumpism for example, but also big opportunities – like the global ban. Assemble at 12 noon • AWE Aldermaston, West Berkshire RG7 4PR
For speeches, music, memories, fence decorating and forward planning. The event will conclude with an inter-faith vigil.
As part of the lead up to this: a giant 3D CND symbol installation is to tour Britain. Visit cnduk.org/CNDtour to discover when it will visit your area. “The iconic CND symbol is instantly recognisable to millions across the globe. 

To mark 60 years, . CND’s greatest strength has always been its members. Incredible people have shaped our history, our present and will continue to inspire in the future. 60 Faces of CNDtells the stories of 60 people who represent all the millions of people who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades and have made our organisation so remarkable.Visit the 60 Faces of CND exhibition online

Two Jobs:

1. Scottish CND is looking for a part time Campaign Assistant to join the team (Glasgow office). See http://www.banthebomb.org                                                                   2. The Peace & Justice Centre is hiring a new Administrator. 12.5 hrs / wk flexible schedule. Closing: 14th March 2018. Click HEREfor the Job Description and application pack.  See more in their new newsletter http://peaceandjustice.org.uk

Other News:
1. UNFOLD ZERO members and partners will be in New York for the UN High-Level Conference from May 14-16, and key side-events including the public action Count the Nuclear Weapons Money from May 10-16 and the annual meeting of the Abolition 2000 global network to eliminate nuclear weapons on May 11 or 13 (to be finalised). The Abolition 2000 Youth Network will be organising youth engagement in these events.                                                                  2. Conscientious Objectors Day Vigil Tues 15 May.   5 – 6pm.Foot of the Mound, By the National Gallery. Reading the Names. Singing. CO Descendants & other speakers.

3. Next Meeting of ICAN Scottish Working Group This will be hosted by UN House and will take place WB 7th May after a Doodle Poll. Edinburgh CND attended the first and a report is available.                                                                     4. nuClear News No.104 February 2018 is now on-line here:
www.no2nuclearpower.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NuClearNews_No104.pdf 

5. Last month it was announced that the infamous Doomsday Clock has been moved nearer to midnight, meaning that we’re closer to nuclear war than at any point since 1953. Read about this in the latest edition of Campaign magazine.  Read Campaign: February edition
Download Campaign: February edition
6. See Los Alamos for updates on US government spending on Nuclear weapons and their ‘nuclear posturing’ plus Bulletins 243 and 244:  http://www.lasg.org/
7.Australia Walkatjurra Walkabout updates available on request.

Edinburgh CND News 6th February 2018

EVENTS

  1. Saturday 10 February 2018: monthly leafleting, 12.30 pm at the East End of Princes Street.
  2. Thursday 15 February 2018: oganising meeting for Scotland’s Don’t Bank on the Bomb Network, 7 pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh.
  3. Wednesday 21 February 2018: Open meeting on nuclear convoys
    7 pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh
    Did you know that nuclear warheads are regularly transported in lorries for hundreds of miles along UK roads? Any accident involving an explosion or fire could lead to a radioactive plume spreading for miles, poisoning a huge area for thousands of years.
    This meeting will give you the opportunity to hear from David Mackenzie of Nukewatch about its recent report, “Unready Scotland”, which raises sharp questions about the preparedness of the civil authorities in Scotland to respond to a serious incident involving the transport by road of UK nuclear warheads.

convoy-with-Unready-Scotland-and-subtitle-text-box

  1. Tuesday 6 March 2018: ECND regular organising meeting, 7 pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh.
  2. Thursday 26 April 2018: Public Meeting with Tim Coles author of “Fire and Fury: How the US Isolates North Korea, Encircles China and Risks Nuclear War in Asia”, 7.30 pm – 9 pm; Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh.

UK NEWS

  1. It was revealed that the government has spent £100 million deciding whether to replace or refurbish Britain’s nuclear warheads. This money could have been used to pay the salaries of more than 300 nurses for 10 years. In London, CND joined a rally for the NHS on 3 February to demand funding for healthcare not Trident.

trident demo

  1. A National Audit Office report on the Ministry of Defence’s Equipment Plan confirmed that nuclear-related projects, including Trident renewal, are crippling the MoD’s budget. The report warned that that projected costs will increase even more and “[n]uclear-related projects could destabilise the Plan because of their size and complexity”.
  2. The Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berskshire has applied for a licence to raise the radiation levels released from the site so it can run “more realistic” tests in preparation for potential nuclear terrorist attacks. CND chair, Dave Webb, said that if it really wants to stop nuclear terrorism, the British government should scrap Trident and sign the nuclear ban treaty:

“The reason given for the increase in radiation is to carry out tests to prepare for nuclear terrorism, but the root cause of nuclear terrorism is being side-stepped by the British government. Dangerous nuclear materials, that could fall into the hands of terrorists, are being transferred around the world because of our own nuclear weapons system and the nuclear power industry.”

  1. A petition has been launched to stop the transfer of nuclear waste from the UK to Australia, where it could be dumped on sacred Aboriginal land. Please click here to sign.
  2. A new report by Chatham House found that the threat of cyber attacks, such as data manipulation, digital jamming and cyber spoofing, on nuclear weapons systems like Trident is increasing, and could lead to nuclear weapons being used.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  1. Norway’s government pension fund announced that it was divesting from BAE Systems and other companies involved in the production of nuclear weapons. Susi Snyder of divestment campaigning group Don’t Bank on the Bomb welcomed the decision, saying “this is an excellent move in the right direction, demonstrating that any type of investment in any type of nuclear weapons associated company is an investment against the survival of humanity”.
  2. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board moved the hand of the Doomsday Clock to two minutes to midnight “because of perilous nuclear situation“. This is the closest the clock has been to doomsday since 1953.
  3. The US nuclear posture review was released, lowering the threshold for US use of nuclear weapons and calling for the development smaller “more usable” nuclear weapons. Beatrice Fihn, Director of ICAN, described the NPR as “an all-out attempt to take nuclear weapons out of the silos and onto the battlefield. This policy shift from one where the use of nuclear weapons is possible to one where the use of nuclear weapons is likely”.

Edinburgh CND News 19th January 2018

Edinburgh CND hosted a showing of the film Nuclear Savage on 17th January. The film is a devastating account of the US nuclear tests in the Pacific and of the impact on the Marshall Islanders who were treated as human guinea pigs. As the US spends untold billions on updating its nuclear arsenal the film should be shown far and wide. The DVD can be borrowed from Scottish CND so think about whether you can show it at a community, campaign or union meeting. 

 Our next meetings:
1. Tuesday 6th February. Monthly planning meeting 6pm at the Peace and Justice Centre 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN.
2. Saturday 10th February: Monthly leafleting 1230 at the East End of Princes Street.
3. Wednesday 21st February: Open Meeting on Nuclear Convoys. 7pm at the Peace and Justice Centre 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN
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++25/1: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists today moved the hands of the symbolic Doomsday Clock to 2 Minutes to Midnight, indicating that the world is the closest to possible nuclear armageddon since the height of the Cold War in 1953. Anti-nuclear campaigners have responded to the announcement Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “The Doomsday Clock moves dangerously closer to midnight. Scientists have assessed political and military developments in the past year and determined that the twin threats of nuclear war and climate change are more likely to lead to disaster than they were last year. We agree with this assessment. The Basle Peace office adds that the announcement highlights the need for nuclear risk reduction measures, such as those being advanced by U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Co-President of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament. Markey has introduced legislation into the Senate (with companion legislation in the House introduced by Ted Lieu) to restrict the authority of the U.S. President to launch a nuclear attack without first consulting congress.

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NEWS
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1. 2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, which was founded on the 17th February 1958 at the height of the cold war.
CND is planning a number of events – as well as publishing a new book – to mark the 60th year of one of the world’s most powerful collective voices against the dangers of nuclear weapons. Preliminary details of these are shared below.
CND at 60 A new book
which tells the history of CND, will be published in March 2018. CND at 60, by Kate Hudson, describes the development of nuclear weapons and the waves of civil society outrage and protest they inspired. From Polaris to Trident, the London to Aldermaston marches to mobilisations against cruise missiles, the story of 60 years of the largest single-issue peace campaign in Europe is told from the perspective of one of Britain’s foremost peace campaigners
The CND logo: 
The role of CND’s iconic logo – which has become an internationally recognised peace symbol – will be marked with a symbol tour of Britain. A giant three-dimensional logo installation will visit more than twenty dramatic locations across Britain, including the White Cliffs of Dover, the Angel of the North in Gateshead, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.
Aldermaston:
The symbol will also visit the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, the target of anti-nuclear campaigners in every decade since the founding of CND in the 1950s. The symbol will be joined by CND supporters from across Britain on Easter Sunday, the 1st April 2018, for a rally and celebrations.
60 faces of CND exhibition:
A new exhibition will tell the stories of 60 people and their contribution to the peace movement in Britain. Featuring photos of protest, politicians and passionate people, along with a history of CND in their own words. The exhibition will be displayed online as well as at reception in Parliament on the 21st February. Please contact the press office to register.
Peace, People and Protest:
A cultural event will take place in central London in June celebrating the role of music, song, and spoken word in the history of our campaign. More details will be announced shortly.
CND at 60 web site:
We’ll be adding further details about our 60th year events to the anniversary web site at https://cnduk.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50a46ed98fb9032bd46d11880&id=047b92b30a&e=96dcf14be7
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2. Scottish CND Education is organsing a fully funded 3 day Peace Campaigning Academy for youth and they need help to publicise it. It is open to people between 18 – 30 years old residing in Scotland.

SCND Education (Peace Education Scotland) is organising a fully funded 3 day training programme on all aspects of campaigning work, focusing on the nuclear disarmament movement. Participants will learn all they need to know about communication tactics, lobbying activities, grassroots empowerment, online engagement, fundraising tools and more. The is an national event taking place in Glasgow, open to 18 – 30 yr olds living in Scotland. Food & accommodation provided. More details on the programme & how to apply here. First round of applications should be sent by 16 Feb. Apply now

27 – 29 July 2018 Apply now for a fully funded place!

SCND are looking for volunteers to help with the organising of the event. Welcoming people willing to assist with admin, event planning and outreach. Please send us an email if you have some time to spare info@peaceeducationsctland.org(some things can be done remotely).
Also for leafleting in Glasgow: wed 24th Jan
 Please share the event with your friends, family & groups. Put a poster up in your local pub, college, university, library, community centre or place that has young people around. Order leaflets/posters from our office (or print your own).
3. (a) Basle Peace Office: An early-morning emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was dispatched to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday 13th, setting off widespread panic. (See NY Times Jan 13). Many in Hawaii were already on edge because of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea, making the false warning very believable.
“45 minutes ago I thought I was going to die by ballistic missile and now I’m making pancakes. Life is wild.” Darcy Hanneman, Hawaii.
The alert was mistakenly sent by someone in the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency pushing the wrong button on a computer. (Just as well it was not the red nuclear button ‘on the desk’ of KimJong-Un or President Donald Trump).
Meanwhile, Basel Peace Office organized three nuclear disarmament actions at the Basel Peace Forum yesterday – a #3DnukeMissile (to stop the nuclear missiles being launched), a competition to indicate where nuclear weapons are deployed in Europe, and an action for people to stop banking on the bomb. 
Participants at the Basel Peace Forum were assisted by Basel Peace Office staff to check if their banks were amongst those investing in nuclear weapons. If so, they were given information on how to encourage their bank to end such investments, or to switch their accounts to banks which don’t have such investments.
You too can check if you are banking on the bomb, and take other action to shift investments from nuclear weapons to better enterprises. See Don’t bank on the bomb and Move the Nuclear Weapons Money. 
Contact info@baselpeaceoffice.orgto add events to the Abolition 2000 calendar.
 (b) ADDITION: From Parliamentarians for Nuclear Disarmament: On January 24, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus its very first resolution UNGA Res 1(I), which established a commission of the UN Security Council to ensure ‘the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction.’ On October 17, 2017, PNND released a Parliamentary Action Plan for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World. The Action Plan was released at  a special event at the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in St Petersburg. In May 2018, the United Nations General Assembly is taking special action to implement the goal by holding a High-Level Conference on Nuclear DisarmamentFor more information see Time to implement UN Resolution 1 (I).  

UNFOLD ZERO add: Call on your government to attend the UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament at the highest level (Prime Minister, President or Foreign Minister) and to do their best at the conference to reduce nuclear risks and advance the abolition of nuclear weapons. Click here for a sample letter and list of government contacts.  For more information see Youth call on world leaders to reduce the risk of nuclear war and support nuclear disarmament.

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4. (a) Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre Jan Newsletter is now out: peaceandjustice.org.uk  Don’t forget the crane-making every Saturday 2-4pm at the centre
(b) Reminder: Edinburgh CAAT meet on the 29th Jan 7pm to 8.45pm
Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN
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5. After the Successful visit to Scotland last year: PEACE BOAT 96th VOYAGE COMING TO FREMANTLE
Wednesday 24 – Thursday 24 January 2018 | Fremantle Port | a massive 2 days of building a culture of peace around the world