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Next meeting:

All CND members are welcome at our regular meetings. Our next meeting will be:

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


Current Campaigning Activities:

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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Recent Campaigning Activities:

  • For a brief summary of Bruce Kent's arguments against Trident, see this two minute video produced when Bruce was on the Reading leg of his Scrap Trident tour.

  • Read our piece ‘Can we be nuclear-free’ recently published in Copyright Magazine 

  • Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years on. Thank you to all those who joined us on 6th August in remembering the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the Peace Grove in Castle Park. We planted a tree in memory of all those killed and left devastated by the horror, and wrote messages of peace to hang from the tree. See Evening Post article here.
  • Burghfield Lockdown, Monday 7th March 2015.  Around 200 hardy protesters, including from Bristol CND, close d down the nuclear factory for the day!

  • Unveiling of Bristol's part of the Wool Against Weapons scarf on 2nd August 2014 - See here for Evening Post story. 

  • 'Wool Against Weapons' Knit-In at Lush in Broadmead, Sat 14th June - Many thanks to everyone who came and knitted, or sent wool or pieces, and to Lush for their wonderful support! See here for article in Bristol Evening Post, and here for video of interview with Jeanne Jones at the Knit-In.

Bruce Kent's visit to Bristol, in April 2014:

'Shout About Peace' : art, writing and film competitions

Click here for details of all three competitions:
Constitution
See here for Bristol CND's constitution