Time: 7:00 pm, Monday 24th April 2017
Location: 'Brewers Fayre' in the new Premier Inn, on Lewins Mead, BS1 2NT
NOTE new location - see map here
Breaking News: UN negotiating a global nuclear weapons ban!
In October 2016 123 countries voted in favour of talks to agree a global nuclear ban. The majority of countries want to take the necessary steps to create a nuclear free world. We have united before to ban biological and chemical weapons, land mines and cluster bombs, and now it's time to ban nuclear weapons.
But where is the UK government?
At the October vote, despite a UK policy to support multilateral nuclear disarmament, the UK voted against the negotiations taking place actively seeking to encourage other countries to also vote against. The UK Government has said it will continue to avoid participating in the negotiations.
Write to your MP and ask them what they are doing to ensure that the UK attends, participates and offers positive and concrete steps towards disarmament.
Join us and the Bristol CND Town Crier on College Green on Tuesday 27th March at 5pm to share the good news of the negotiations and remind our government that they must participate!
Failed Missile Tests
"The test last June allegedly led to an unarmed missile heading towards Florida instead of a target off the coast of west Africa. CNN, quoting a US defence official, reported that the missile was diverted over the sea where it auto-destructed." (From the FT)
Has anyone asked the question as to who diverted the missile, after it was found to be heading towards Florida, and then sent the signal for it to destruct? Was it the US or was it Britain?
Help get the UK government to support a global nuclear ban
In October the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly voted to convene a conference to begin negotiations on a Treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The move was supported by 123 nations, with 16 abstaining and 38, including the UK, voting against..
National CND has set up a web page here you can use to send Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson a letter urging him to ensure that the UK plays as constructive a r0le as possible during UN negotiations
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