EDINBURGH CND NEWSLETTER 5th MAY 2015

Scottish CND volunteers have been travelling around Scotland with our Vote Out Trident message, helped by our giant puppets Big Sandy and CiNDy.

IN EDINBURGH: Last minute before the election leafleting on Wednesday 6th May: 5pm at the East End of Princes Street.

Saturday 9th is the 2nd Saturday of the month, so we will be out for some post-election leafleting at 1230 also at the East End of Princes Street.

CND’s General Secretary Kate Hudson has this week assessed the manifestos, the hustings, and then the candidate responses on Trident. She found Trident is a live election issue with all parties publishing clear commitments. But the manifestos don’t necessarily represent the views of candidates.

Scottish CND has created an online database with information on what the candidates and the parties say about nuclear weapons. Find out what the candidates in your constituency think here If you haven’t already done so, you can send them an email on Trident here 

CND has also slammed a pro-Trident letter from military figures to the incoming PM saying that it would be irresponsible folly not to replace Trident.

POST ELECTION EVENTS

Month of Conscientious Objector Events 15 May 5 – 6:30pm. Conscientious Objectors Day Vigil We will gather on the Mound to honour Conscientious Objectors wars, past and present. There will be a meeting of the Scottish Peace Network after at the Peace and Justice Centre. For other P and J events check their website.

The film ‘These Dangerous Women’  will be shown in Edinburgh on Monday 18 May 2015 at 7.30 pm at

Augustine Centre Studio, George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL : you can book a place online: http://bit.ly/1Dg66kA. The doors will be open at 7pm to give time to look at the photograph exhibition of WILPF women and events in WILPF’s 100 years of working for peace.

The film tells the story of some of the British women who travelled to International Women’s Congress at The Hague in April 1915.  It reviews the relationship between the women’s involvement in the suffrage movement and their desire for a negotiated settlement in place of war to resolve international disputes. There will be Q&A with Film Director from 8 pm.

Tuesday 26th May 7.30pm Stop The War Public Meeting at the Augustine Church, George 4th Bridge: Islamophobia, War and Chaos in the Middle East – the legacy of Bush and Blair.  With Moazzam Begg, Lindsey German, Aamer Anwar and Safeena Rashid

In Glasgow: 

Stop Arms sales to Israel May 9th, The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP (Map) Registration 9am (£10/£5) – Finish 6pm

Scrap Trident meeting 20th May (more information to follow)

 

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