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Hiroshima Day Commemorative Peace Walk
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Hiroshima Day Commemorative Peace Walk

Join us on Sunday 4th August for a peace trail through London and discover some of the people and places in the city associated with international peacemaking.

In this guided walk with Valerie Flessati and Pat Gaffney we'll be making our way from the Gandhi Statue in Tavistock square to Red Lion Square, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Westminster, finishing in Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the House of Commons. During the course of the walk we'll be joined by Bruce Kent - Honorary Vice President of CND. Though this is a guided walk, those attending are welcome to drop out on the route when/ if they need to.

We'll be meeting at 2pm at the Gandhi statue in Tavistock Square. Tickets are free, but limited, so make sure to book yours now!

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London CND's Hiroshima Day Commemoration
Aug
6
12:00 PM12:00

London CND's Hiroshima Day Commemoration

Join London CND at Tavistock Square on 6th August for our Hiroshima Day Commemoration. Opened by Cllr Maryam Mayor of Camden, and compered by London CND Vice President Jenny Jones (former Deputy Mayor of London and nowadays Green Party's Baroness Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb), with the usual mix of performers and speakers, including Raised Voices Choir and a message from the Mayor of Hiroshima read by Shigeo Kobayashi.

Ceremony followed by two minutes silence and flower laying at the Hiroshima Cherry tree which was planted in 1967 by the then Mayor Camden Cllr Millie Miller.

The rest of the afternoon is your opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. Light refreshments will be provided but why not bring along a picnic?

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Join the DSEI arms fair protests!
Sep
1
to Feb 8

Join the DSEI arms fair protests!


The world's largest arms fair takes place at the ExCel Centre, East London, from 10-13 September this year. The Defence and Security Equiptment International, DSEI, describes itself as 'a landmark event presenting to the world the excellence of the UK defence and security businesses'. London CND says Britain's role is nothing to be proud of, including as it does the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia which fuel its war on Yemen.

A coalition of campaigns and groups, coordiated by Campaign Against Arms Trade, are coming together to protest. One of these is East London Against Arms Fairs. ELAAF has organised against DSEI for several years, and already has some music protests in place this time round – starting on Saturday 6 April.

Local CND groups and networks in London will be taking part in efforts to stop DSEI, and London  CND will be coordinating CND groups across Britain to make sure they have up-to-date information they need to play their part in the 'No to Nuclear' protests.

🔾  Get details of ELAAF protests at https://elaaf.org/

🔾  For more information about DSEI protest plans and info on Britain's role in the arms trade, visit https://www.caat.org.uk/



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Trump's finger on the nuclear button: London CND Conference 2019
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Trump's finger on the nuclear button: London CND Conference 2019

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!

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki day 2018
Aug
6
to Aug 9

Hiroshima and Nagasaki day 2018

London CND

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


Kingston CND

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.

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Britain in the Gulf
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Britain in the Gulf

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

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US nuclear strategy: are we headed for nuclear war?
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

US nuclear strategy: are we headed for nuclear war?

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? 

With:

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

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Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

London CND Xmas Social

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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 info@londoncnd.org for more info)***

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Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: Developments and Prospects
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: Developments and Prospects

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.

All welcome




This public meeting will be preceded by an IAG meeting at 18:30. 

All members of CND National Council welcome to attend.

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

CND conference: Confrontation or cooperation?

  • 220 Arlington Road London, England, NW1 7HE United Kingdom (map)
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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.

Speakers include

  • 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)
     

Register for your free ticket

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Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

A Minister for Peace and Disarmament: can Labour help shape a new political culture?

  • Wilson Room, Portcullis House SW1A 2JR london (map)
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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

with

  • 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.

All welcome

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National CND Protest: No Nuclear War
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

National CND Protest: No Nuclear War

  • Downing Street London, England, SW1A United Kingdom (map)
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CND are staging a protest at Downing Street to say 'No Nuclear War'. 
Here is a statement from CND:

We are alarmed by the threat of nuclear war in North East Asia and the wider Pacific region. North Korea continues to test nuclear weapons and missiles in defiance of the international community, while the US and its allies continue provocative actions, threats and exercises in or near North East Asia and the Pacific. There is a real danger that these actions will lead to the use of nuclear weapons by intention or miscalculation. There are no safe hands for nuclear weapons and any detonation of a nuclear device would be a humanitarian catastrophe with global impacts. Threatening and isolating the North Korean regime risks escalating the conflict rather than encouraging solutions.

We urge the UK Government to use all appropriate diplomatic, international and legal means to end nuclear threats, to push for negotiations with North Korea and a return to the Six-Party Talks involving China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Russia and the US. Both immediate and longer term solutions are needed including creating a zone free of nuclear weapons in North East Asia, a process to address the underlying causes of regional insecurity and conflict on the Korean Peninsula, and the promotion of peace, development and cooperative co-existence and security for all peoples in the region. 

We call on the UK Government to reject a military solution to the conflict and urgently use its influence to press for all involved to avoid and refrain from further provocative rhetoric or military exercises and tests.

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