Edinburgh CND news including Edinburgh Festival activities and stall on 13th

13th August is the day for a STALL and  city centre leafleting: 12.00 to 1pm at the East end of Princes Street.  If you can help, please contact us edinburghcnd@yahoo.com

Some magazines:
1. The latest edition of the Scottish CND magazine, Nuclear Free Scotland, is now available http://www.banthebomb.org/index.php/publications/magazine

2. The August 2016 edition of CND’s Campaign magazine is also available. Since the last edition, Parliament has voted on Trident. In this issue, we look at what that result means, as well as reporting back from the recent NATO summit. The NATO summit report is by Dave Webb who will be speaking at our EWJF meeting on 3rd October. http://www.cnduk.org/cnd-media/campaign-magazine

3. nuClear News No.87 August 2016 is now available to download at:

Some News:

  1. Edinburgh CND, in common with other local groups, commemorated the 71st anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima. One member of the group is fasting from the 6th to the 9th (Nagasaki day)
    On August 6 1945 the US dropped an atomic bomb (“Little Boy”) on Hiroshima in Japan. Three days later a second atomic bomb (“Fat Man”) was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. These were the only times nuclear weapons have been used in war. The first bomb killed up to 180,000 people and the second killed up to 100,000 people.
    Pictures of the event (and other news) available on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghCND/                                                                                          2.The final session of the UN nuclear disarmament working group (OEWG) opened in Geneva on Friday August 5, as nuclear abolition campaigners around the world were gearing up for Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day actions.                                                                  3. CND have now created a new petition titled ‘Stop Trident’. They have updated the website as well as ordered new paper copies. If you need new paper copies, please send your orders to officemanager@cnduk.org and I will get those posted out to you ASAP.                                               4. On the  11th the Australian Walkabout starts walking from the gates of Toro Energy just south of Wiluna and will be at Yeelirrie in 4 days.                                                                                                   5. Congressional auditors flay Los Alamos plutonium plans: http://www.lasg.org/MPF2/first_page.html

Some Festival Activities:

1. “This Evil Thing” is a one man show about COs in WW1. It is very well researched and performed by Michael Mears and follows characters through the progression of the war. Makes very real the terrible way that COs were treated but is an impressively clever and dymamic performance.
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/this-evil-thing New Town Theatre – noon

2. One woman show “Faslane” at Summerhall (7.15pm) is worth considering.
Jenna Watt who wrote it and performs it gives a very honest run through of her journey to find out what Trident is all about and whether to support it or not. It includes some interesting audio clips and has a bit of audience participation.

3. There are a number of activities organised by the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre. See our previous post or their website: http://peaceandjustice.org.uk including Hiroshima Art Exhibition: Colinton Parish Church.
Introduces the artwork of Atsuko Betchaku to 31 August. Colinton Parish Church, Dell Road, EH13 0JR
Also Hiroshima exhibition at P and J until 9th online at: http://peaceandjustice.org.uk/news-and-events/speaker-series/hiroshima-art-exhibition/  Humanity & the A Bomb Exhibition Photos, text and artwork in memory of Hiroshima. Saturday 6th & Tuesday 9th August. 11am – 4pm. Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre

4. Scottish CND has permission to hold a street collection on Saturday 20 August in Princes Street, Edinburgh. They  plan to have the giant puppets, Big Sandy and CiNDy, plus music and a stall. e-mail them at banthebomb.org.uk if you can help.

5. CAAT Edinburgh are considering organising another collaborative event with peace groups in Edinburgh during the Festival: putting up stalls and speakers again, on 27 August on the Middle Meadow Walk, hopefully with peace-themed live music to catch the festival public’s attention. The time of day is yet to be decided, but I suppose there are people walking around at all times and the earlier we go the more likely we are to get a spot before others, so perhaps 10.30/11am – 3pm again.

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