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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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Nagasaki Commemoration Lantern Lighting
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Nagasaki Commemoration Lantern Lighting

On 9 August 2019, from 6.30-7.30 pm, an ecumenical service organised by Pax Christi (020 8203 4884) will take place at the Crypt Chapel, Ambrosden Avenue, behind Westminster Cathedral, in memory of the 76th anniversary of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter’s execution in 1943 for refusing to serve in Hitler’s army. Franz Jagerstatter was beatified in October 2007. Following the service, there will be an interfaith Peace Walk to the London Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park for a Lantern-Lighting Ceremony (the lanterns will not be floated in the Thames). This will begin at dusk, to commemorate the 74th Anniversary for victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all wars.

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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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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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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
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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