Edinburgh CND News 13th September

EdinburghCND at the Edinburgh World Justice Festival : Losing your home to the military
Monday, October 3 at 7 PM – 9 PM Quaker Meeting House Victoria Terrace

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. #ewjf2016

STILL ON: 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. 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 and don’t forget Brexit and World Peace Plus Peace Beyond Borders Booktalk: 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 : 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

Other News:
1. The latest edition of nuClear News, No.88 September 2016 is now available for downloading here: http://www.no2nuclearpower.org.uk/nuclearnews/NuClearNewsNo88.pdf

2 (a). The role of young people and women. Speaker: Gulalai Ismail, Founder, Aware Girls
Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL Tues 13th September 6pm (b) Christianity, Nonviolence & Reconciliation Speaker:  Pat Gaffney, Coordinator of Pax Christi UK The Jesuit Centre, 28, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ Wednesday 14th September 7:30pm

3.Thursday 15th September, the petition calling for increased transparency and scrutiny of armed forces visits to Scottish schools will be heard by the Scottish Parliament’s Petitions Committee. Representatives from Forces Watch and Quakers in Scotland will give evidence and answer questions from the five member committee at 10.15 am. The committee will then decide on next steps. Should you wish to witness the session, the address is as follows: The Public Petitions Committee The Scottish Parliament Edinburgh
EH99 1SP You will need to be there by 10am.

4. You can register for CND national conference in Manchester on Sat 22nd October, either as an individual or as a group. There are only a couple of weeks left to register if you want accommodation, and then a few weeks more to register without. All information can be found here. Registration includes entry to the CND Open Conference on Sun 23rd October. All http://cnduk.us12.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50a46ed98fb9032bd46d11880&id=89f23c387d&e=96dcf14be7                                                       Other News from UKCND: (a) On Sunday 7th August, CND Member Brian Wells and his 18 year old grandson did a sponsored parachute jump from 15000ft in support of CND and Amnesty. We send a huge thank you to Brian for supporting us in this absolutely incredible way! (b) Available on BBC iPlayer for the next 2 weeks is the first of the BBC’s four original (1948) readings of John Hersey’s Hiroshima. This is an immensely powerful report of the aftermath of the bombing, following the lives of six survivors. Adjudged the finest piece of American journalism of the 20th century, Hersey’s report for the New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize and set the gold standard for journalism. It’s never been out of print in the 71 years since.

5. On Saturday Walkatjurra Walkabout finished the walk in to Leonora. You can see all the updates here.

6. Civil society is acting in a Chain Reaction of events around the world for nuclear abolition. Are you part of the action? Please inform us of your action or event to include on the Chain Reaction 2016 map and list of events. Here are a few examples of influential actions and inspiring events.

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