STOP PRESS: 30 years on, we must learn the lessons of Chernobyl. 26th April marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. In recognition of that and the subsequent nuclear tragedy at Fukushima, CND has called on the government to abandon plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.
Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “30 years on from the world’s most serious nuclear disaster, we remember the thousands of lives lost and blighted by the impact of radiation, the homes and livelihoods abandoned and destroyed in Ukraine and other affected areas. Today we bear witness to the legacy of environmental destruction and continuing damaging health consequences that live on.
THERE ARE STILL HUSTINGS TO ATTEND before the Election on 5th May. A list of Hustings can be found by clicking on events on the right of this page. Suggested Questions in previous posts.
2 days after the election we will be at the May Day celebration. The annual May Day march assembles 11.30am at Johnston Terrace on Saturday 7th May and sets off at midday marching (join us behind our banner) to a rally at the Pleasance (with Penny Stone and stalls) https://www.facebook.com/events/1717615495148829/ and events here.
And in June: Our benefit at The Stand: Benefit in Aid of Edinburgh CND at The Stand Edinburgh on Tuesday 21st June. Tickets cost £7 (£5 concs) and can be reserved through the Stand website, their box office on 0131-558 7272 or bought direct from Edinburgh CND on 0131-538 7298 or edinburghcnd.org or on the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/256460924690733/ and events here.
Note there is now also possible to book through Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-benefit-night-for-edinburgh-cnd-tickets-24908790864
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2. Peace and Justice Centre meeting: a taster session hosted by Journey to Justice and RSA Scotland On: Monday May 16th, 2016, 9.30 am – 1pm, followed by a communal lunch – please bring your own At: Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL (From 9.30 am – 1pm ) Please register via this Eventbrite link: http://bit.ly/1RTLEJf
Other P and J sponsored events:
a).Don’t Bank on the Bomb Letter Writing 26 April. 2 – 4pm
Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre Drop in and write letters to Parliamentary candidates and financial institutions. We will provide the materials you need to call on prospective MSPs to commit to ending Scottish Parliament Pension Scheme investment in nuclear weapons and on banks to divest. b). Paper Cranes Workshop Saturdays usually 2 -4pm Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JN The project aims to make 140,000 paper cranes in memory of those killed by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs. c) International Conscientious Objectors Day Vigil with Protest in Harmony Sunday 15 May. 4 – 5pm. Footof the Mound, Edinburgh.
Next meeting of Edinburgh CAAT will be on 13 June 7-9pm in Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh.
Governments, disarmament experts, international organisations and civil society will meet in Geneva from May 2–13 for the second session of the United Nations Open open ended working group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations(OEWG).
Join for a free webinar on April 27 at 4pm Central Europe Time to discuss this new diplomatic effort in Geneva. Click here to register
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