Joe Jukes from CND Peace Education will be introducing some techniques for using ‘controversial issues’ to help students understand their own various political and social positions. With conversations of gender and race becoming increasingly common, the way that education can handle these concepts can be more adventurous, creative and critical. The session will introduce some topics and methods for exploring marginalisation, power and agency, using nuclear weapons politics as an example, and will consider any assumptions we might reproduce in our practice.
1.30-3.30pm, Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
LINK: Book your free place
Monday 11 March 2019 Vigil 17.30 - 19.30 outside Japanese Embassy, 101 Piccadilly, London
Saturday 16 March 2019 March to Parliament & Rally 12.00 to start at 12.30 assemble outside Japanese Embassy and March followed by a Rally at 14.00 at Old Palace Yard opposite to the House of Lords
Tuesday 19 March 2019 Parliamentary Public Meeting with three Fukushima mothers 19.00 - 21.00 Committee Room 9 House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1
Wednesday 20 March 2019 Public Meeting with three Fukushima mothers 19.00 - 21.00 at SOAS Room to be confirmed.
London CND invites you to celebrate the New Year with us at the Ev restaurant, Waterloo
The Arches, 97-99 Isabella Street, SE1 8DD
Friday 25 January
18.30 for 19.00
£18 per guest, payable in advance
a meal of hot and cold mixed mezze with a large selection of vegetarian/vegan options
a charming Anatolian atmosphere
and a mystery guest speaker
Wide choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the bar
– wines, spirits , beers, cocktails and fruit juices –
Conveniently located 5 mins Waterloo Station, 2 mins Southwark Tube
HOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
You place is not reserved until you make a payment. There are three ways to do this:
by direct transfer to London Region CND’s account. Please use the reference ‘social’. Our bank details are: Metro Bank, 1 Southampton Row, WC1B 5HA. London Region CND Account no 19885078 Sort code 23-05-80
by cheque to LRCND Treasurer, Phil Sedler, 6 Headlam St, London E1 5RT
by Eventbrite - click here
Join London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament for our annual conference, this year on the theme of president Trump and nuclear war.
We'll have an afternoon of discussion on the Korean Peninsula, US women in action, the Iran nuclear agreement, prospects for Palestine, the INF Treaty, a view from Westminster, thinking global & acting local, and more!
With speakers including Ambassador Husam Zomlot, Catherine West MP, Green Party Co-Leader Jonathan Bartley, and Medea Benjamin from Code Pink USA.
Tickets free here!
Come to London CND’s AGM, where we elect our committee and set our priorities for the coming year. The AGM is a great opportunity to find out more about London CND, get involved and have your say.
The AGM takes place before our annual conference, at 9.15-11am on Saturday 12th January, in Room G51, School of Oriental and African Studies, 10 Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG.
One hundred years ago, on 11 November an armistice brought World War I to an end. One of the deadliest wars in history, around 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a direct result. We’re re-launching Croydon Peace Council to reaffirm our commitment to a world free of war.
Croydon’s buzzing with activity nowadays– so many groups and individuals working for peace, solidarity and the preservation of the planet. Carol Turner, author of Corbyn & Trident, will kick off an informal discussion about ways we can work together and support each other’s efforts.
That’s after a reading by Jan Woolf, a co-founder of No Glory in War which campaigns to promote peace and international understanding as part of the centenary commemorations, and a short film, March to Aldermaston – a record of the first Ban the Bomb march, directed by Lindsay Anderson and narrated by Richard Burton.
Book your free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/croydon-peace-council-launch-tickets-50173772103
Join the Haringey Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament at their next public meeting, discussing the lessons of World War I in the age of Brexit and Trump.
November 11th marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. What can we learn from it about how to prevent war and conflict in the present age marked by the rise of nationalism and threats to a united Europe and international cooperation?
Labour Party Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament, Fabian Hamilton MP, will be the guest speaker at this meeting. This will then be followed by an open question and answer session. The meeting will be chaired by Catherine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green.
All are welcome to attend this free event. Light refreshments. For more information, contact David at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7700 2393.
The Sanctuary hall is at the back of the Moravian Church and can be reached by bus routes W3 and 144 which stop in Priory Road, near the junction with Park Road. Bus W7 is also close, which stops around the corner in Park Road.
There’s so much going on in the East End – so many groups and individuals working for peace, solidarity and the preservation of the planet.
At Tower Hamlets CND we’ve felt for some time that East Londonneeds a forum as a means of publicising all our activities to a wider audience, and working together on joint events from time to time – to the advantage of us all.
With this in mind, we’re inviting you – whether you’re an individual or member of a local group – to an initial meeting to thrash out how we can work together to bring this about.
Carol Turner from London CND will be there with some initial ideas, but we want your input and your own ideas too.
Just turn up. Or even better, let us know you’re interested by registering for free on eventbrite here. If you need to contact us, email email@example.com or phone Phil on 0207 247 5269.
Join the London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament for a drinks reception in the House of Commons and meet two of our vice-presidents, Catherine West MP and Jenny Jones, Baroness of Moulsecoomb. You'll get the chance to look around the historic building and meet other CND supporters over a glass of wine.
6-8pm, Monday 22nd October, House of Commons Jubilee Room
NAE NUKES ANYWHERE! – International Rally at Faslane 22nd September 2018
Gather at Faslane Peace Camp at 12 noon and walk from the Peace Camp to the North Gate of the base for the rally, a distance of around a mile. The rally should end between 3 and 4 p.m.
The aim of the rally is to to highlight the strength of support from many UN member states for Scotland, a country hosting nuclear weapons against its wishes. Scotland is a significant and relatively autonomous part of a nuclear-armed state which opposes its possession of weapons of mass destruction. As things stand we cannot become a party to the new UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons but there are lots of ways in which we can align ourselves to the Treaty. The September rally will be a fine opportunity to mark our determination to do so.
The rally will feature speakers from many countries. Confirmed to date are: Sharon Dolev (Israel), Founding director of the Israeli Disarmament Movement, Ekatrina Earsalovna (Russia), Professor of International Relation, Ural Federal University, Anthony Donovan, writer, organiser and documentary maker on peace and disarmament from New York, Emad Kiyaei (Iran), a consultant who provides political, business and civil society leaders with strategic advice in the intersection of political risk, diplomacy and technology, Maaike Beenes (The Netherlands), a young campaigner with PAX in the Netherlands, Members of the People’s Democratic Party (South Korea) who visited Scotland as part of their Peace Expedition, Allison Pytlak (Reaching Critical Will), who was awarded, along with Ray Acheson, the UN Women’s Champion for Change status this year for their advocacy in the campaign for the TPNW and Timmon Wallis (United States) – National Co-ordinator of NuclearBan.US.
We really need to make this a huge event to show the level of international support for Scotland’s opposition to nukes and to present a clear challenge to the UK Government to sign the TPNW, enter negotiations and scrap their nuclear policies. We also need to re-assert our vision for Scotland as a land free of weapons of mass destruction and energetic in our support for their removal from the UK and the whole world.
As well as the rally itself there will be other events over that weekend to take advantage of the presence of campaigners from far and wide.
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event organised by West London CND. Stalls from groups campaigning for peace and social justice, including CND, Stop the War, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stand Up to Racism, Refugees Welcome. Local campaigns and charities, collectables, retro and vintage goods.
London CND invite you to a free film screening of The Man Who Saved The World, a 2014 docudrama with Kevin Costner: how the actions of Stanislav Petrov averted a nuclear war.
The screening will be opened by Catherine West MP.
Tickets are free but donations on the day are welcome! Please book in advance - click here.
6th August: Ceremony in Tavistock Square from 12pm with guest speakers including Bruce Kent and Amelia Womack, opened by the Mayor of Camden.
9th August: We will join commemorations at the London Peace Pagoda as follows.
18:30 Commemoration of the life and witness of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter at the crypt chapel, Ambrosden Avenue, behind Westminster Cathedral.
19:30 Peace Walk starts from Westminster Cathedral.
20:30 Nagasaki Day Commemoration ceremony at London Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park.
Bromley Borough CND
4th August: Hiroshima vigil outside the Churchill Theatre, Bromley 12.00 - 3.00 pm followed by procession of banners and placards and floating of chrysanthemums on a lake.
9th August: Nagasaki peace picnic in The Archbishop Tutu peace garden - Chinbrook Meadows, Grove Park. Poems and statements. 1.30 - 3.30pm
6th August: Assemble in Canbury Gardens on the Kingston river bank, at 8.30 pm. Please bring white flowers to cast onto the water in remembrance of those who died, and candles to illuminate the path beside the river.
Sydenham and Forest Hill CND
6th August: Hiroshima Day commemoration at Charlton House from 6.00 p.m.
9th August: Nagasaki Day commemoration. Desmond Tutu Peace Garden, Chilbrook Meadows, 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Wimbledon Disarmament Coalition
6th August: Hiroshima Day commemoration on Wimbledon Common from 6.30pm. Activities will include floating candles on Rushmere Pond, music and poetry.
This Council will focus on local groups – your plans for the future and, in particular, what support London CND can offer. We will also be electing London’s reps to CND National Council - details below!
All are welcome - please come along to talk about what London CND can do in your area!
London CND National Council representatives for 2018-19
Want to be more involved in CND’s work in London? If you’re a member of a local peace group or an affiliate, or an individual signed-up supporter of London Region CND, here’s how.
When London CND Council meets on Wednesday 4July we’ll be electing 3 people to represent us on the National Council of CND UK.
If you’re interested in taking on this role, or know of someone in your group who might be, send us a nomination or make it on the evening. Here’s what’s involved in the role:
NC reps are elected for a one year period and expected to attend three Council meeting which take place in London on a Saturday in December, March/April and June/July. The dates of all these meetings are notified in advance by CND UK before the first meeting in the cycle.
London Region NC reps are expected to:
participate in Council discussions
stand for election to Council sub-groups and participate in other activities from time to time as appropriate
acquaint Council with the views and activities of LRCND by producing a written report which is circulated in advance to all NC members, and
report back on Natioal Council debates and decisions to LRCND Executive Committees, which take place every two months. If you’re elected, you automatically become a member of London EC and can play a part in deciding what we do.
Each NC rep must be a fully paid-up member of CND UK and will be required to become a company shareholder. This is a legal formality which means agreeing to have a £1 share in CND, a company limited by guarantee. (In the unlikely event of CND being wound up, the financial liability of company members does not exceed their £1 share.)
How does nuclear disarmament fit in to the global struggle for social justice - and should young people on the left care?
CND vice-president and former General Secretary Bruce Kent will be joined by guests from Labour and the Green Party.
Room S312 (45), Paul Webly Wing, Senate House
The recent visit of Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince at the invitation of Theresa May has focused attention on UK involvement in the Gulf. SAYED AHMED ALWADAEI and STEVE BELL will lead a discussion on why the UK’s there and what its impact is on Middle East relations in a time of continuing tension.
Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, founder of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy UK, is a prominent campaigner against political repression and abuse of human rights in Bahrain. His citizenship was revoked in 2015 for organising protests against the Bahraini Royal Family’s visit to the UK. His wife, Duaa was recently tried without formal notification and sentenced in absentia for allegedly insulting a public institution.
Steve Bell is coordinator of the recent #CrownPrinceNotWelcome# protests, and Treasurer of Stop the War Coalition
A joint SOAS-London CND meeting exploring the theme of new nukes: what technological developments are taking place? What impact on Trident, the UK’s nuclear weapons system? What role do they play in US security strategy?
Prof Dave Webb, Leeds Beckett University and Chair CND
Ted Seay, tactical nuclear weapons expert and former arms control advisor with US Mission to NATO
Free tickets available on eventbrite
A workshop for activists in two parts: social media and local press.
This will be a really good opportunity to learn how your group can use facebook to communicate with members and supporters, and how to publicise your activities in your local press.
There will be a cost of £15 to members attending on behalf of a local group (so hopefully the group can cover some or all of that cost), and a suggested donation of £5 of members attending as individuals.
We only have space for 10 attendees so please email email@example.com to book your place!
For the past six years the groups Kick Nuclear and Japanese Against Nuclear UK have combined with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to organise events to commemorate the Fukushima Disaster of 11th March 2011
This year's events are as follows:
Friday March 9th, 5.30-7.30pm: candle-lit vigil outside Japanese Embassy, 101-104 Piccadilly WC1 (near Green Park tune) with speeches, poetry and music.
Sunday March 11th: march from Japanese Embassy (assemble noon) to Old Palace Yard, opposite Houses of Parliament for rally from 2-3.30pm, with speeches, including from Kate Hudson and Bruce Kent, music and poetry.
Wednesday March 14th, 7-9pm: Fukushima Anniversary Public Meeting in Attlee Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament. Speakers: Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary, Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party, Professor Andy Stirling, Professor of Science and Technology at Sussex University, Professor Stephen Thomas, Professor at the University of Greenwich Business School, Dr. Ian Fairlie, Independent Consultant on Radiation in the Environment, and Rika Hirose Haga, of the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St.Andrews. Chair: Catherine West MP. Free entry. Allow 20 minutes to go through security into Portcullis House. Portcullis House is on top of Westminster tube station. Entrance is at end facing the Thames.
Further information on above events: https://rememberfukushima.org/
This book is timed to coincide with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s 60th anniversary, drawing on archive material and interviews with activists from across the decades, and situating CND’s current work in the context of the Trump presidency and increasing global tensions around nuclear weapons.
The author is Kate Hudson, a political activist, peace campaigner, academic, and General Secretary of CND. She will be introduced by Victoria Brittain, journalist and writer.
- Event schedule
- The event will begin at 6.30pm with complimentary refreshments
- The author will say a few words about her book and read an excerpt
- This will be followed by Q&As
- The event will end with a book signing. You will be able to buy a copy of the book at the event and speak to the author as she signs your copy.
Theresa May has invited the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to visit Britain on the 7th-9th March. Bin Salman is the second most senior member of the Saudi regime. He currently oversees the bombing of Yemen, which has caused what the UN has called "the worst humanitarian crisis in the world". The Saudi regime has supported repression in Bahrain, imposed a blockade on Qatar, and detained the Lebanese Prime Minister.
Join us at Downing Street to tell May and bin Salman that he is not welcome in London!
Want to take action in the meantime?
Sign the petition against his visit here:
Ask your MP to speak out against his visit:
Bin Salman is the second most senior member of the Saudi regime, which has one of the worst human rights records in the world. Torture, arbitrary detention, and other appalling abuses are widely documented. In 2017 alone, Saudi authorities executed over 100 people.
The Crown Prince has overseen the war on Yemen, creating tens of thousands of deaths and injuries. He has created, in the words of the UN, “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world”. British made jets and bombs have played a major role in destroying civilian targets and the poor nation’s infrastructure. UK personnel, from the armed forces and BAE Systems, are present in the Saudi operations centre, aiding this catastrophe.
The Saudi regime has also supported repression in other states, notably Bahrain where its military supported the crackdown on peaceful protestors in 2011. Recently, the Crown Prince has established a blockade of Qatar, and held the prime minister of Lebanon in custody.
The Saudi Crown Prince uses hunger as a weapon, and has allowed the largest cholera epidemic in history to develop in Yemen. The interests of the people of Britain, and the peoples suffering from the Crown Prince’s adventurism, are not served by this visit. The invitation must be withdrawn
Join London CND for our 2018 conference!
London Region CND invites you to join us for a Xmas 2017 Supper celebrating the Global Ban Treaty.
7pm on Friday 15th December 2017
at Hiba Express
113 High Holborn, WC1V 6JJ (Holborn Tube)
Enjoy a Palestinian-Lebanese meal with London CND friends and special guest Kate Hudson.
There'll be lots of ways to contribute to London's campaign coffers, to fund our expanding activities in 2018 including a raffle, memorabilia sale and lucky dip.
Hiba's delicious menu consists of mixed mezzes and a main course, with vegetarian options, at a fixed price of £18 per person. Hiba does not sell alcohol but guests are invited to bring your own (corkage of £1.50 per person) or purchase hot or col soft drinks from Hiba's menu.
***Please note, space is limited and YOU MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE. When booking please specify any dietary requirements.
You can pay directly into London CND's account (please use the reference Xmas followed by your name)
Metro Bank,1 Southampton Row, WC1B 5HA
LondonRegionCND Account no. 19885078 Sort Code 23-05-80
Or send a cheque to Phil Sedler (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)***
London CND and International Advisory Group invite you to join us for an Eve of National Council Public Meeting:
Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: developments and prospects
with Keith Bennett, Former Editor of Asian Times.
Friday 1 December
19:30 to 21:00
Marchmont Community Centre.
This public meeting will be preceded by an IAG meeting at 18:30.
All members of CND National Council welcome to attend.
TIRED OF TRUMP AND KIM'S BLUNDERING DRAGGING US TO THE BRINK OF NUCLEAR WAR?
Join us and learn how to fight back!
Come and take part in a day of free workshops, creativity and discussion aimed at under 25s to unite the youth and student movement and to provide you the skills you need to get campaigning against nuclear weapons!
If you can't make it for the whole day, feel free to drop by and take part in one of our fantastic workshops or listen to a talk from Natalie Bennett from the Greens or Kate Hudson from the CND.
Featuring workshops from SNP Youth on 'How Scotland could disarm the world', from Campaign Against the Arms Trade on the recent DSEi Arms Fair and how to successfully collaborate between campaigning groups, as well as a session from BASIC on how to use research to effectively campaign and lobby.
These sessions will give you crucial campaigning skills that will be useful for anyone interested in working for an NGO, charity, or in activism more broadly. There will be something for everyone!
* Campaign Against the Arms Trade
* Food Not Bombs
* Student and Young Pushwash with BASIC and Yorkshire CND
* Young Greens
* SNP Youth
Speeches and discussions with:
* Natalie Bennett - Green Party
* Kate Hudson - CND
* More TBC
Join Youth and Student CND as we collaborate with anti-Trident groups to share ideas and plan future actions!
As the world faces greater challenges than ever, most states are working to consign nuclear weapons to the dustbin of history.
Join CND for this international conference to discuss the prospects for disarmament, as well as the wider international context: NATO, missile defence, Trump, China, war and intervention - and what we do about it all.
- Reiner Braun Co-President of International Peace Bureau (IPB)
- Arielle Denis International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
- Joseph Gerson American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament invites you to join us
A Minister for Peace and Disarmament
Can Labour help shape a new political culture?
Wed 11 October
6.30pm to 8.00pm
Wilson Room, Portcullis House, Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2JR
- Fabian Hamilton MP, Labour Shadow Peace and Disarmament Minister
- Christine Shawcroft, Labour Party National Executive Committee
- Daniel Blaney, Labour CND
Fifty three countries signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September, the first day it opened for signature. But the UK government has refused ever to sign it. Labour’s manifesto promises to create a Minister for Peace and Disarmament, part of its commitment to reducing human suffering caused by war by focusing on protecting civilians, conflict prevention and resolution, and peace-building, London CND asks if and how these policies can reshape the war culture of past decades.
The Pentagon is starting to spend £200m at Croughton, building the new Joint Intelligence Analysis Centre, developing this base’s communication, command and control systems into a ‘major intelligence base’.
Please support this event as best as you can.
Any questions or concerns please email email@example.com
The march and rally at USAF Croughton takes place on Saturday 7th October.
12.00 noon – 4.00pm
Please book now for the Oxford minibus seats.
Please fill a minibus or cars, park and join the march.
There will be a toilet (for disabled, too).
Food – please donate Vegetarian / vegan finger food – pay by donation if you can.