Edinburgh CND Newsletter 14th May (updated on 18th)

EVENT

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. Or Just come along. 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.

At the end of May  350.org Australia are running a week of national actions. Right now, Indian mining giant Adani is calling upon The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to help them finance the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The port would be the largest in the world, opening up 9 new mega coal mines in Australia for export around the world. The action will last about 15-30 minutes and will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 20th May, with the aim to get photos to run in Australia the following Thursday. https://www.facebook.com/events/356472267882534/

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. 

Scotland action to stop coal on the Great Barrier Reef Wednesday, May 20 at 6:00pm
36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH2 2AD, UK

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

We Are Many is a feature film documenting the antiwar movement. Now going on general release with a simultaneous launch ay 8pm on 21 May across the UK which includes 4 Edinburgh Cinemas: Cameo + Vue + Odeon + Cineworld 

There’s  face book event at https://www.facebook.com/events/901170849934780/ and also details on www.edinburghstw.tumblr.com

OneWorld Peace Ceilidh Edinburgh Steiner School.60 Spylaw Road. Friday 29th May.7:30pm til midnight. Clapshot Ceilidh Band Protest in Harmony Voice Box Theatre Poets. Raffle, Bar & food.Tickets £10 /(£7

from peaceceilidh.bpt.me

OTHER NEWS

The spectacular gains of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the general election are a stark indicator of opposition to the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system, which is based in Scotland, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has said.

The meteoric rise of the anti-Trident SNP has seen their number grow from 6 MPs in the previous parliament to 56 MPs, in an unprecedented election which saw swings of almost 40% to the SNP in some seats. This huge influx comes ahead of the final vote on whether or not to replace Britain’s ageing nuclear weapons system, expected in early 2016.

After an election campaign which was dominated by the question of Trident, CND’s Kate Hudson described last night’s result as a ‘reality check’ for those in favour of spending an estimated £100bn to replace the UK’s four nuclear-armed submarines.

The general election outcome – a narrow majority for the Conservative Party – was unexpected. In the days since the election, there has been an upsurge in protest and street activity.

Trident will remain a significant factor as we approach a 2016 decision on whether or not it should be replaced. We are working in a different political context from the one we were anticipating, but there are many possibilities, both inside and outside parliament for stepping up anti-nuclear campaigning. new petition against Trident 

On the day of the election the Daly Record had a 4-page spread on Trident and an editorial saying “£100 billion wasted on a pointless threat”

NuClear News No.74 May 2015 is now available for downloading. www.no2nuclearpower.org.uk/nuclearnews/NuClearNewsNo74.pdf

A memorial service for Margaret Harrison will be held at 1 pm on Saturday 16 May in St Mungo’s Episcopal Church, Main St, Alexandria.

Nepal Appeal: To donate go to peaceandjustice.org.uk and click the Donate Button. Be sure to put Nepal Earthquake Appeal in the Purpose field.

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