The inaugural meeting of a local CND group for Stafford and Stone will take place at the Quaker Meeting House, Foregate Street, STAFFORD, ST16 2PX, on Friday 17th May, starting at 7.30 pm.
All CND members and supporters in the Stafford and Stone area are cordially invited to attend this meeting, at which it is hoped to elect an interim committee and establish a programme of activities. For further details contact Derek Bunce on Derek.W.Bunce@gmail.com or 07598 214424.
We have just been notified that long-standing SCANS CND member, Alan Leadbetter, died on July 14th. We extend our sympathies to his family.
As usual, we are organising a vigil to mark Hiroshima Day, the anniversary of the destruction of the Japanese city of Hiroshima by atomic bomb in 1945.
This year, we will be holding the vigil at Burslem Cenotaph, Swan Square, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2AA from 5.30 to 6.30 pm.
We will be meeting up in the CND Peace Centre in Burslem School of Art from 5.00 pm, and walking the short distance to the Cenotaph at 5.30. After the vigil, refreshments will be available in the Peace Centre from 6.30 to 7.00. Parking will be available in the car park at the rear of Burslem School of Art.
The Peace Centre is located on the Ground Floor of Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Burslem town centre, ST6 3EJ. For the car park, turn off Waterloo Road into Cleveland Street by the snooker hall, and see the car park entrance ahead of you at the end of Cleveland Street. Alternatively, turn into Queen Street from Waterloo Road, take the first left (Bournes Bank), and see the car park entrance on your right. From the car park, you can enter the School of Art by the rear door, and go up by the stairs or in the lift to the Ground Floor (Floor 0).
We are in the middle of the worst economic crisis in decades. At the same time the government is pressing ahead with spending billions of pounds on replacing the UK’s nuclear weapons system Trident – to come into service in 2028 – while inflicting debilitating cuts on public services.
Cut Trident and its replacement makes explicit the economic, strategic and legal case against Britain maintaining and replacing its nuclear weapons system.
Download: Cut Trident and its replacement (March 2012)
For hard copies please contact the CND office on either
or 020 7700 2393.
Monday 7th May
30 years after the Peace Camp was established on the Portway bridleway, activists will commemorate the camp and the Upper Heyford Peace Blockade at which 752 people were arrested.
Please join us from 11:00 am when we will meet at the site of the peace camp on Camp Road (at the junction with Kirtlington Road on the outskirts of Upper Heyford village).
12 noon: Upper Heyford Village Community Centre: lunch and talk about the old peace camp and current CND campaigning.
Speakers include: Kate Hudson, General Secretary CND Annie Tunnicliffe
Please bring food to share, photos and memorabilia plus a stone for a peace cairn at the site of the old peace camp.
2:15 pm: Optional guided tour of the base – English Heritage listed buildings including the hangars, weapons store and nuclear command centre. The tour will start at 2:15 pm at the main gate and last approximately two hours. Numbers are limited to 25 seats to be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please note the tour is entirely optional and may not be suitable for young children. Cost £10
If you plan to attend any or all of the day’s activities, please RSVP to Kim Bewdley with your name and address at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skill Share, Networking and Protest Power for the People – Not Profits for the Few Fri 20th – Mon 23rd April 2012
Spend a weekend camping on the beach at Sizewell and learning about the plans for the new nuclear power station. Come and show your opposition to nuclear power, and your support for sustainable energy solutions. The weekend includes a protest at the power station entrance, skill-shares and workshops, woodland and beach walks. Now is the time to take action against nuclear new build – come and join us to say‘Nuclear power – No thanks!’
The Camp: Friday 20th – Monday 23rd April Demonstration: Saturday 21st April, Midday at the entrance to Sizewell A and B Workshops and Walks: Saturday and Sunday, at the Camp Chernobyl Remembrance: Sunday 22nd April, 1:00 pm at the Camp
Getting There Sizewell is on the Suffolk Coast, about 8 miles from the A12 and about 100 miles from central London. The nearest train station is Saxmundham, which is 7 miles from Sizewell.
For any queries email: email@example.com or visit: http://sizewellcamp.org.uk
26 – 30 July, Crabapple Community, near Shrewsbury
Bring your contribution to a hothouse of creativity, a small self-governed society run by democratic camp meetings, a viable example of the kind of world we are trying to bring about. The Peace News Summer Camp helps build a radical movement for the future by building a living community today.
MAKING NONVIOLENT REVOLUTION is this year’s theme, with a whole-day workshop co-facilitated by renowned US activist George Lakey (see http://tinyurl.com/lakeytour). Other workshops include: Eyewitness Afghanistan; Diversity of tactics; Chomsky’s politics; Occupy and the limits of consensus; Smash EDO; Inside prison; Cake-making … and much more. PLUS: practical skills sessions, delicious vegan food cooked by Veggies of Nottingham, music, film, fun and participatory entertainment, a bar, campfires, and activities and facilities for kids and families.
We will be camping in a family-friendly and renewably-powered way from 26 to 30 July 2012 in the beautiful grounds of Crabapple Community, near Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Join us!
Book on-line now: www.peacenewscamp.info
This is just to remind you all out there that SCANS (South Cheshire & North Staffordshire) CND is still very much alive and active. Check this blog out regularly to find out what we’re up to, and how you can get involved.