Jul 7 2015

Birdcage bandstand, Kendal

North Cumbria CND will be protesting against plans to construct three nuclear reactors near the Sellafield site in Cumbria with a street stall in Kendall. There will be music performances, as well as the possibility to sign a petition.

Please get in touch with Irene with any questions (irene@irenesanderson.com / 01768 897071)

Jul 10 2015

Gaza One Year On Image

5:30-7:30pm

Opposite Downing Street, London

This is a commemoration to mark one year since the beginning of Israel's massacre in Gaza in July and August 2014.

Aug 6 2015

6th-9th August

Central London

Every year, an International Fast is held in France, Britain and Germany between Hiroshima and Nagasaki days (6th-9th August). Initiated over thirty years ago in France, the fast takes place in sorrow and in commemoration of the 300,000 deaths at the atomic bombings of Japan.

This year, the fast takes on particular significance in Britain. In the final year before the decision on Trident replacement, the fast will take place near the seats of military and political power in Britain: Whitehall, Downing Street, the Ministry of Defence. 

Everyone is welcome to join the protest, whether you're fasting or not and whether you're staying for an hour or three days.

Aug 6 2015

The Hiroshima Day Walk for Peace links various commemorative events taking place in London. The route is divided into five sections. Each will have a focal stopping point where people who are unable to walk the whole distance (a little over 4 miles) will be able to join or leave. Each of these points is near a tube station.

Aug 6 2015

CND WAR GAME FB POSTOn the 6th August anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, CND has organised a free screening of the 1965 BBC film, The War Game, in central London.

Join us at The Light Euston in Friends House, where we will be joined by Michael Bradsell, who edited the film in 1965, for a post-screening discussion. 

The BFI describes the film as 'a controversial and harrowing film which, after the BBC had reluctantly allowed a cinema release, garnered huge critical praise internationally, winning a number of prizes, including an Academy Award.'

However, 'the nuclear war drama was withheld by the BBC - possibly as a result of political pressure - and remained unshown for nearly twenty years, finally being transmitted on 31st July 1985.'

2015 is the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, the 50th anniversary of the filming of The War Game and now 30 years since it was first screened on the BBC.

The screening is free but please register as spaces are limited. 

Nov 13 2015

Health through peace

13th and 14th November, 2015

Friends House, London

War, armed conflict and militarism end and blight the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Nurses, doctors and other health professionals have a key role to play in challenging the drivers of war and armed conflict.

Attend the Medact teach-in and conference to learn more about peace and conflict issues from some of the country's leading experts and take part in workshops on action and campaigns planning.