75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Edinburgh Events

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

=====Link to video of 6th August meeting: https://youtu.be/GbtQA1uFJwA


There will be intensive social media activity from next week onwards from across the world. Edinburgh CND, Scottish CND, Scrap Trident and others will be adding a Scottish voice. Please share and repost if you can!

Here’s a nice way to spread awareness of the anniversary. Scottish artist Stewart Bremner has drawn a 75th Anniversary frame for use on Facebook. To get it on your Facebook profile, click on your profile, click on update, click on Add Frame, in search put in “SCND 75 Hiroshima Nagasaki”. Add it to your Twitter profile picture by visiting: https://twibbon.com/Support/remember-hiroshima-nagasaki

Edinburgh CND will be discussing our input into the commemoration at a Zoom meeting earlier in the week. All welcome: email edinburghcnd@yahoo.com for the link.

Our main event is a Zoom rally on the 6th August. 6 PM – 7 PM co-hosted by Edinburgh Stop the War and the Peace and Justice Centre. There will be music from Penny Stone and speakers including Tommy Shepherd MP, Maggie Chapman of the Greens and Edinburgh Stop the War Check the Edinburgh CND Facebook page for update. Register for the Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrd-CtrzgqHNabRuFohLhjSSAUUzMBbCek

We will also be encouraging people to commemorate the events with widow posters. In particular Nagasaki will be the subject of our Windows for Peace event on Saturday 8th August.  

Edinburgh Women in Black will also be commemorating the events as part of their vigils. Saturday 1st August will focus on Hiroshima and Saturday 8th August on Nagasaki. https://www.facebook.com/womeninblackedinburgh/

We will also be supporting events organised by Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre:
1. An Origami Peace Cranes workshop with Shoji Masuzawa from 10 to 11 a.m. On 6th August Via zoom – please book on eventbrite to receive the link.                                                        2. The Priest’s Tale featuring Michael Mears telling the story of Father Wilhelm, a German Jesuit priest living in Hiroshima at the time of the first atomic bombing. Streamed live from the theatre of London’s Sands Film Studio with violin accompaniment by Chihiro Ono. http://www.peaceandjustice.org

Another online event CND (UK) has arranged to mark Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days is a webinar discussing international perspectives on the bombing, 75 years on. We are joined by Japanese activist Yayoi Tsuchida from Gensuikyo and US campaigner Kevin Martin from Peace Action, together with CND Vice-President Bruce Kent. The meeting will take place on Saturday 8th August at 2pm. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion. Register for webinar

Scottish CND event on Sunday 9th: https://www.facebook.com/events/299255458179098/

Edinburgh Yes Hub 31 Lasswade Road, Edinburgh EH16 6TD will be hosting the ICAN 75th anniversary exhibition and will also be hosting a virtual meeting, check the Edinburgh Yes Hub facebook page for details or email theedinburghyeshub@gmail.com https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/737734253

Faslane Peace Camp will hold a special vigil at 4 pm on the 6th August at the North Gate of Faslane Naval Base which will not involve any activity liable to lead to arrest. All welcome. Contact edinburghcnd@yahoo.com for travel suggestions.

Fasting  A number of people will be sharing in the international fast, mostly at a personal and private level and some will be signing up to the international fast statement that has been a tradition for several years.The UK contact for Scots wanting to join this is marcwmorgan@btinternet.comor phone 07563 725829

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