Edinburgh CND Benefit and other news (Updated)


  1. Bookings for the Benefit (above) can be made through:      https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comedy-benefit-night-for-edinburgh-cnd-tickets-25980994855                             ************************************************
  2. There will be a meeting of Edinburgh CND this Monday 6th June in ACE 17 W Montgomery Pl, Edinburgh EH7 5HA. We will also be helping on stalls at the Meadows Festival this week-end (4th-5th June).
  3. Next Saturday (11thJune) we will be leafleting at the East end of Princes Street at 1230 and helping on both the SCND stall and the ESTW stall at the Leith festival from 1030 to 4.30. Please come along to visit, buy a plant, a benefit ticket, a book or to help for a bit

3. Mordechai Vanunu was recently arrested and charged for some petty infringements of his restrictions that continue 12 years after his supposed “release” after serving his full sentence for divulging the details of Israel’s Nuclear arsenal.

4. A book launch on 17th June:

5. The next CAAT Edinburgh meeting is on Monday 13 June, 7pm to 8:45pm at the Quaker Meeting House at 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh.

6. Edinburgh Stop the War is holding its AGM on Monday 20 June, 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace. It’s a chance to take stock, look at what we have been doing and make plans for the future. They will also elect officers for the group. They’d really welcome the views and insights of CND activists in Edinburgh and hope some of you will be able to come along.

7. Kate Hudson commented on Obama’s visit to Hiroshima “President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima is very welcome. It’s a truly historic moment for a US president, for the first time, to visit the place where the United States caused so much devastation and suffering by its use of nuclear weapons’. A twitter storm greeted the visit.

8. “Doomsday forum” and related activities in Albuquerque New Mexico June 20-21, all are invited (email for further details)
9.Drone Campaign Network newsletter available https://dronecampaignnetwork.wordpress.com

10.The UK section of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has pledged its support to this month’s planned nonviolent disruption of the British nuclear weapon assembly plant at Burghfield in Berkshire. CND are also supporting the month of action: Kate Hudson, CND’s general secretary, will be joined veteran peace campaigner Pat Arrowsmith on site on 6th June. 
Full details of  protest and the Trident Ploughshare month of action can be found at tinyurl.com/BurghfieldAction ++++++++urgent request for more help this week-end.

11. Want to help influence decision makers on Trident? (a) Get involved in the Stop Trident lobby day, July 13th (more info to follow) cnduk.org. (b) There have already been a large number of submissions, to the Labour party review, calling for Trident replacement to be cancelled. There is still time to make your own submission before the deadline on Wednesday 8 June. You do not need to be a member of the Labour Party to take part. You can find more information and read the CND submission to this and the Liberal party review on the website. http://www.cnduk.org


13. The Scottish Peace Network is drafting a leaflet for the 18 June Stirling Military Show. They are also looking for new members.www.scottishpeacenetwork.org.uk

14.The Shetland to Scilly – New Technologies for Peace Journey has now begun.
It started in the north of Unst in the Shetlands on 26th May. See the website http://www.shetlandtoscillyforpeace.com for more details, including the latest
blog and a video message.

15. Syria Network: 1 June • Break the Sieges • Protect Civilians. Join us at Downing St, 6pm daily all this week as we call for UK humanitarian air drops to Syria.http://www.syriauk.org/2016/05/break-sieges-air-drops-now-join-us-6pm.html

Downing Street 29 May 2016

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