Edinburgh CND News 29th June

EdinburghCND meeting Monday 6th July 6pm at ACE 17 W Montgomery Pl, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH7 5HAWe have quite a bit of forward planning to undertake:

other news:

1.There will be a meeting of the Don’t Bank on the Bomb Working Group Tuesday 30th June 4:30pmat the Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre . They need a few more people.

2. TEN YEARS ON FROM MAKE POVERTY HISTORY with Professor DAVID MILLER GILLIAN WILSON 7 pm, Thursday 2 July, Augustine Church, George 4th Bridge, Edinburgh chaired by Sarah Boyack MSP for Lothians . On 2 July 2005 over 200,000 people marched in Edinburgh under the banner of Make Poverty History in response to the presence of the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Ten years on we’ve certainly not made poverty history! What can we take from 2005 and the decade of organisation and struggle that has followed? What are the priorities for organising for social justice in 2015? Come, learn, contribute your thoughts and experiences      If you have photos, banners or anything else from the events 10 years ago: please bring them along. CND were there. Professor David Miller, who was involved in the G8 Alternatives conference; and Gillian Wilson of NIDOS (Network of International Organisations in Scotland will introduce the discussion FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1434632266846217/ ADVANCE NOTICE: EDINBURGH WORLD JUSTICE FESTIVAL 2015 will run from 2 – 11 October

3. Former Navy Commander backs Trident Whistleblower un 28, 2015 — Rob Green, a former Commander in the Royal Navy, has praised the Trident Whistleblower, William McNeilly, for his “courageous action”. He said “the RN is out of its depth operating… Read more

4. Opposition to spending £100 billion on Trident replacement in the context of cuts elsewhere was heard loud and clear in demonstrations across the country on Saturday. Now we have to follow up this expression of people power with real pressure on our elected members. MPs have tabled EDM 73 calling for Trident to be included in the current Strategic Defence and Security Review. With MPs due to vote on Trident replacement next year it is vital that the changing international security situation and cost implications are considered in detail, especially at a time of continuing cuts in other government departments. Ask your MP to sign the EDM by clicking http://act.cnduk.org/lobby/edm73 Protesters gathered in Liverpool, Glasgow and London on Saturday to demonstrate against the government’s spending cuts. At these protests, CND highlighted the obscenity of spending £100 billion on new weapons of mass destruction when essential services face deep cuts. Have a look at the great photos from Scotland and London on facebook. Thanks to everyone who came along, donated money (to the fundraiser) and made sure the Scrap Trident message was heard loud and clear!

5 Scottish CND is developing a list of SNP CND members. SNP CND is a specialist section of Scottish CND and works within the SNP to promote nuclear disarmament. If you are a member of the SNP and would like to be added to the SNP CND list, please contact SCND

6.The Drone Campaign Network’s monthly email newsletter is available for June. Each month, they send an email containing the latest information, campaign updates and links to resources to help you campaign on the growing use of armed drones. To receive the monthly email newsletter, sign up via website here.

7. The Walkatjurra Walkabout is starting August 16th and this year it’s our 5th Anniversary! We have achieved so much since this chapter in the struggle for a nuclear free future started in 2011 at North Pool outside of Wiluna.

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