Edinburgh CND News 2nd September

STOP PRESS 1: There will be an EdinburghCND stall from 12noon until 1pm at the East end of Princes Street on Saturday 10th September.

There will be a meeting of EdinburghCND on Monday 5th September from 6-7pm at the Peace and Justice Centre 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JN. After the meeting will be collecting copies of the EWJF 2016 programme from the White Horse Bar on Canongate.

Our October meeting will be on Monday 3rd and will be our contribution to the Edinburgh World Justice Festival (EWJF). It will be at 7.00pm at the Quaker Meeting House: 50 years ago nearly 2,000 people fled their Chagos Island homes after P. M. Harold Wilson leased the islands to America for use as a military airbase during the 1960s cold war. In return, the UK received a cheaper deal on Polaris nuclear weapons. Today the village of Gangjeong on Jeju Island, South Korea has been chosen for a US naval base to be part of it’s missile defence plan.                                  Come and hear the stories of these and others who have had their lives destroyed. Dave Webb, chair of UK CND will lead the discussion                                                                                  Also :Migration Gathering – Challenging Myths: Respond Positively
1.30-6.30, Saturday 8 October, Augustine United Ch, 41 Geo IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL All welcome – Please share with your networks and register at https://ewjfgathering2016. eventbrite.co.uk

Edinburgh CAAT are having a planning meeting at 6pm on Thursday 8 September in Doctor’s Pub at 32 Forrest Rd (EH1 2QN) to organise an event on Thursday 29 or Friday 30 September.

Scottish WILPF and Wool Against Weapons have their Exhibition at the Scottish Story Telling Centre 9th September to 1st October 2016. 43 – 45 High Street, EH1 15R. It has a lovely café.   Launch 6.30 pm Friday September 9th 2016. The launch is a free event open to all. Please feel free to invite friends, family, work colleagues.                                                            If you have any unwanted wool orr knitting needles there will be a basket for collecting them to send to Edinburgh Direct Aid.                                                                                                       Play ‘Chrystal and The General’ , 21st September Tickets available from the Scottish Story Telling Centre. All welcome.                                                                                                                            If you are able to distribute publicity postcards can you please contact Scottish WILPF at scottishwilpf@yahoo.co.uk

Brexit and World Peace  Plus Peace Beyond Borders Booktalk
Speakers:  Vijay Mehta, Author, Peace Beyond Borders
Brian Cooper, Coordinator, Uniting for Peace
Brian Larkin, Coordinator, Edinburgh Peace and Justice CentreVenue: Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JN
Date: 20 September Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. More on this and other events in the latest Peace and Justice Centre news http://peaceandjustice.org.uk

Stop Press 2: The ICAN Youth team is pleased to invite you to apply to be part of the ICAN Youth Academy that will take place from October 20-23 in Paris, France: youth.icanfrance.fr/academy/

This four-day event is an interactive educational seminar on nuclear weapons and humanitarian disarmament. Sixty participants aged 18 to 30 from all over Europe will come together to develop both knowledge and skills for successful campaigns through conferences and workshops facilitated by the best experts in this field. The ICAN Youth Academy will be held in English.

We are happy to receive applications from anyone between 18 and 30 years old, living in a European country, and willing to explain their motivation using the application form on the above-mentionned website. The 90€ registration fee will cover your travel, accommodation and meals. Applications are open until September 10.

Walkatjurra Walkabout: Week 3 on the road to a uranium free WA!!👣 Stop press 3: The walkers of walkatjurra walkabout are deeply saddened by the news of the young man that was murdered on the morning of the 29th August at Gribble Creek in Kalgoorlie. Since we heard the news we have shared messages and songs, offered support and walked in solidarity with the family and community of Kalgoorlie who are grieving the loss of Elijah Doughty.

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