Jun 28 2014

Art Exhibition: "We Are History"
by John Timberlake  
28 June – 30 August 2014
(closed 16-23 July)
Wednesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm

A mushroom cloud hovers over Vauxhall. Position yourself in the diorama and consider yourself nuked.

At Beaconsfield Gallery, 22 Newport St, Vauxhall, London SE11 6AY

020 7582 6465

http://beaconsfield.ltd.uk/projects/

Jul 31 2014

Peace News Summer Camp 2014
31 July - 4 August, Leiston, Suffolk
www.peacenewscamp.info

Join peace and justice activists from across Europe to mark the centenary of the First World War and declare peace on the 100th anniversary of the day that Britain declared war on Germany.

Speakers include Professor Paul Rogers of Bradford School of Peace Studies.

Workshops and activities include: ‘The World is My Country’: Stories of the Resistance to the First World War / Syria in Crisis / Radical Clowning / Countering the Militarisation of Youth Across Europe / Samba / Communicating Nonviolently / The First World War Seen From the Global South / Vegan Cake-making / Remembering Howard Clark / Improving Facilitation / Better Strategies for Winning Campaigns / Singing / Making Nonviolent Revolution / Radical Knitting / Yoga / Consensus Decision-Making / Chomsky's Politics

Book your tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/pnsc2014bookings
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/PNSCFB2014

Aug 4 2014

No Glory - No More War
6:30pm, 4th August
Parliament Square, London

100 years since Britain declared war
Join No Glory on WW1 centenary
Wear white poppies. Use Twitter hashtag #NoMoreWar

Monday 4th August is the centenary of the day that Britain declared war against Germany. The No Glory in War campaign will hold an event in Parliament Square to commemorate the 15 million killed in the "war to end all wars", including nearly one million British soldiers, and to say they can best be commemorated by creating a world in which there is no more war.

Join us in Parliament Square and show your opposition to further wars. Hear the truth about the First World War and the protests against it at the time.

Speakers and performers include:
Sam West, actor
Jim Radford, World War Two veteran
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Kate Hudson, CND
Lindsey German, Stop the War Coalition
Juliene Haubold Stolle, German historian
Neil Faulkner, author of pamphlet 'No Glory'

Aug 6 2014

London Region CND Hiroshima Day Ceremony
Noon-1:00pm, 6th August
Tavistock Square, WC1 (near Euston station)

Join peace activsts from across London around the Hiroshima commemorative cherry tree in Tavistock Square, which was planted by the then Mayor of Camden in 1967.

Speakers:
Cllr. Lazzaro Pietragnoli, Mayor of Camden
Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary
Jean Lambert, London Green MEP
Valerie Flessati on anti-war movements in WW1
Ben Griffin, conscientious objector to the Iraq war  
Rev. Nagase, monk at Battersea Park Peace Pagoda

Poet: AL Kennedy.

Singers: Jim Radford, songs of World War One; Anthony Flaum, tenor, and the Strawberry Thieves Peace Choir.  

Compère: Jeremy Corbyn MP.

Followed by a two-minute silence in memory of all victims of nuclear weapons and of all wars during which participants are invited to lay flowers at the base of the cherry tree.

People might like to stay on to picnic in the Square afterwards.

For further info contact David on 020 7607 2302 or david.lrcnd@cnduk.org.

Aug 6 2014

Lewes CND Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration
8:30pm, 6th August
Under the Phoenix Causeway, Lewes BN7 2LD

Lewes CND invites everyone to join our commemoration of those who died and all who became ill as a result of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, as well as all those since who have suffered the ill effects of nuclear power.

Join them to float candles. Please note that this year Lewes CND will not be bringing numbers of ready-made candles for everyone who comes. Instead they invite you to make your own floating candle. You need a buoyant base, a night light, a paper shade to stop it being blown out, and a means of keeping it all together.

Please phone Susan on 01273 473912 for more information.

Aug 6 2014

Mid-Somerset CND & Peace Group Hiroshima Commemoration
9:30pm, 6th August
The Bishop’s Palace Moat, Wells

Join Mid Somerset CND to float candles in the Bishop's Palace Moat. They will be floating candles in origami boats at dusk to remember those who died and to say ‘Never Again’ to nuclear weapons being used.

Aug 9 2014

Demonstration at AWE Aldermaston & AWE Burghfield - Rolling out the Wool Against Weapons scarf

Saturday, 9th August

Join the hundreds of people who are currently involved in knitting and crocheting pieces of a pink scarf that will stretch seven miles, as part of the Wool against Weapons initiative. The scarf will be rolled out between the atomic weapon factories at AWE Aldermaston and AWE Burghfield in a protest against Trident on Nagasaki Day. 

For more information about the event and how you can get involved locally, see www.cnduk.org/wool

Join the event on Facebook here.

Aug 30 2014

*Fersiwn Gymraeg isod/Welsh version below*

NO TO NATO

As Nato member countries, including the UK, prepare for military exercises in the Ukraine next month as part of NATO’s Rapid Trident manoeuvres, the momentum for organised resistance to this year's Nato summit in Newport has grown. All the leaders of the key Western powers will be in Wales for the Nato summit and we need the biggest possible protests to force them to break from their aggressive foreign policy.

A whole week of protest is planned during the week of the summit. Here is an outline of the events called by CND, Stop the War, No to War: No to Nato and No to Nato Newport. 

PROTEST 30 August to 5 September

nato demo map 800DEMONSTRATE Saturday 30 August, Mass demonstration through central Newport.
Assembles 1pm at the Civic Centre Car Park and marches around the town Centre ending at Westgate Square for a rally.

COUNTER-SUMMIT Sunday 31 August to Monday 1 September, Cardiff and Newport

Sunday 31 August
Counter Summit in Cardiff, County Hall, CF10 4UW View on map
10am – 5.30pm speakers include Boris Kagarlitsky, Joseph Gerson, Medea Benjamin, Margaretta D'Arcy, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Kate Hudson.

Monday 1st September
Newport Alternative Summit
Pill Mill , 10.00 – 5pm. Subjects include: Drones, Women and War, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Non Proliferation Treaty.

Full programme available here

Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd September
Local events
More details soon.

Thursday 4th September
First day of NATO Summit
Mass action and march on the Celtic Manor. Gather at 12.00, Cenotaph, Clarence Place, Newport NP11 6DG.

Friday 5th September
Final day of Summit
Direct Actions. Street Theatre.

A month long march through Wales with plenty of time for actions, leafleting, street theatre, banner drops and much more has been arranged from August 8th onwards, email longmarch@riseup.net or call 01495 220400 for more information. 
 
Help us build the No to Nato protest

For more information email:  information@cnduk.org 

Travelling to Newport and Cardiff

By train

Trains from London to Cardiff and Newport leave from Paddington Station. There is a tube station at this station and the Bakerloo line, Circle line, District line and the Hammersmith and City line all stop here.

Train ticket prices vary greatly depending on what time of the day you travel (ranging from £67 to £203 for a return ticket to Newport and £72 to £213 to Cardiff). You can buy the tickets at Paddington Station or you can get the tickets cheaper if you buy in advance from a website such as www.thetrainline.com or www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Trains leave regularly for Newport and Cardiff from Paddington Station, the journey takes around two hours.

By bus

A much cheaper option is to book a coach from London to Cardiff or Newport. You must book your seat in advance on the National Express website. Prices start from £12 for a return trip.

Coaches leave for both cities throughout the day from Victoria Station and take around two hours 45 minutes (to Newport) and three and a half hours (to Cardiff).

Accomodation

There are plans locally to organise a peace camp with basic facilities but no details will be available until much nearer the time. If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation in advance, some information is provided here

Why you should join the protests

Wales could see its biggest protests in a generation as world leaders meet at the |Celtic Manor in Newport for the NATO summit on 4-5 September to plan their war on the world.

NATO expansion has created dangerous crisis in Ukraine which threatens a regional war. NATO's nuclear armed alliance binds Europe to US foreign policy (including hosting US nuclear weapons in Europe) a foreign policy increasingly unpopular around the world. It is also the military alliance currently occupying Afghanistan.

War is the enemy of the poor. At this year's summit the US will be pressuring Western powers to increase their already huge military budgets at a time when poverty and inequality are soaring. The UK spends around £3 billion per year maintaining the Trident nuclear weapon system - and its replacement will cost £100 billion over its lifetime.

The world's 85 richest people have as much as the poorest 3.5 billion. Money into war is money out of our communities. In the UK, 500,000 people had to resort to food banks last year. None of the cuts would be necessary if the sums Britain spends on its military and armaments were invested in social need instead of the war machine.

This autumn the powerful will make their voices heard at the NATO summit. We must make sure that the voice of the millions around the world who need peace and justice is also heard.

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NA I NATO

Tra bod aelod-wladwriaethau NATO, gan gynnwys y Deyrnas Unedig, yn paratoi ar gyfer ymarferion milwrol yn yr Wcráin mis nesaf fel rhan o symudiadau 'Rapid Trident' NATO, mae'r momentwm ar gyfer ymwrthedd i uwch-gynhadledd NATO yng Nghasnewydd yn tyfu. Bydd holl arweinwyr gwledydd allweddol y Gorllewin yng Nghymru ar gyfer yr uwchgynhadledd NATO, ac mae angen y gwrthdystiadau mwyaf posibl i'w gorfodi i roi terfyn ar eu polisi tramor ymosodol.

Mae wythnos gyfan o brotest wedi ei drefnu. Dyma amlinelliad o'r digwyddiadau sydd wedi eu trefnu gan CND, 'Stop the War', 'No to War: No to NATO' a 'No to NATO Newport'. 

GWRTH-DYSTIAD 30 Awst 30 – 5 Medi

GWRTH-DYSTIAD Dydd Sadwrn Awst 30, gwrth-dystiad trwy ganol Casnewydd. Ymgynnull am 1yh yn Maes Parcio y Ganolfan Ddinesig a gorymdeithio o amgylch canol y dref, gan orffen yn Sgwâr Westgate am rali.

GWRTH-UWCH GYNHADLEDD Dydd Sul 31 Awst i ddydd Llun 1 Medi, Caerdydd a Chasnewydd

Dydd Sul 31 Awst
Gwrth-uwch gynhadledd yng Nghaerdydd, Neuadd y Sir, CF10 4UW Gweld ar fap
10yb - 5.30yh
Siaradwyr yn cynnwys Boris Kagarlitsky, Joseph Gerson, Medea Benjamin, Margaretta D'Arcy, Jeremy Corbyn AS, Kate Hudson.

Dydd Llun 1 Medi
Uwchgynhadledd Amgen Casnewydd
Pill Mill, 10.00 - 5pm. Pynciau yn cynnwys: Adar Angau, Merched a Rhyfel, Irac, Affganistan, Wcráin, 'Non-Proliferation Treaty' (NPT).

Rhaglen 'lawn ar gael yma.

Dydd Mawrth 2il a dydd Mercher 3ydd Medi
Digwyddiadau lleol – manylion i'w cadarnhau

Dydd Iau 4 Medi
Diwrnod cyntaf Uwchgynhadledd NATO. Gweithredu a gorymdeithio i'r Celtic Manor. Cyfarfod 12.00, Senotaff, Clarence Place, Casnewydd NP11 6DG.

Dydd Gwener 5 Medi
Diwrnod olaf yr Uwchgynhadledd. Gweithredu Uniongyrchol. Perfformiadau.

Gorymdaith Hir i Gasnewydd
Mae gorymdaith drwy Gymru gyda digon o amser ar gyfer gweithredu, taflennu, theatr stryd, a llawer mwy yn cychwyn ar Awst 8fed. E-bostiwch longmarch@riseup.net neu ffoniwch 01495 220400 am fwy o wybodaeth.

Helpwch ni i gynyddu y brotest Na i NATO
Rhannwch y digwyddiad ar facebook
Llofnodwch a rhannwch y ddeiseb i atal ymarferion 'Rapid Trident' yn mis Gorffennaf
• Archebwch gardiau post Na i NATO, sy'n cynnwys manylion am yr wythnos o weithredu, er mwyn hysbysebu y digwyddiad yn eich ardal chi. Ffoniwch Stop the War i archebu - 020 7561 4830

Am fwy o wybodaeth anfonwch e-bost: information@cnduk.org

Sut i gyrraedd Caerdydd a Chasnewydd

Ar y trên

Mae trenau o Lundain i Gaerdydd a Chasnewydd yn gadael o 'Orsaf Paddington. Ceir gorsaf diwb yma gyda llinell Bakerloo, llinell Circle, llinell District a'r llinell Hammersmith a City yn stopio yma.

Mae prisiau tocynnau trên yn amrywio'n fawr yn dibynnu ar ba adeg o'r dydd y byddwch yn teithio (yn amrywio o £67 i £203 am docyn dychwelyd i Gasnewydd a £72 i £213 i Gaerdydd). Gallwch brynu tocynnau yng Ngorsaf Paddington neu gallwch brynnu tocynnau rhatach ymlaen llaw o wefan tebyg i www.thetrainline.com neu www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Mae trenau yn gadael Paddington yn rheolaidd i Gasnewydd a Chaerdydd, mae'r daith yn cymryd tua dwy awr.

Ar y bws

Opsiwn llawer rhatach yw i deithio ar y bws o Lundain i Gaerdydd neu Gasnewydd. Mae'n rhaid i chi archebu eich sedd ymlaen llaw ar wefan National Express. Mae prisiau yn dechrau o £12 am y ddwy ffordd.

Mae bysys National Express yn gadael am y ddwy ddinas drwy gydol y dydd o 'Orsaf Victoria ac yn cymryd tua dwy awr 45 munud (i Gasnewydd) a tair awr a hanner (i Gaerdydd).

Llety

Mae cynlluniau ar y gweill i drefnu gwersyll heddwch gyda cyfleusterau sylfaenol ond ni fydd mwy o fanylion ar gael tan yn nês at yr amser. Os oes yn well ganddoch drefnu eich llety eich hunain o flaen llaw, mae gwybodaeth ar ychydig o bosibiliadau yma.

Pam ddylech chi ymuno â'r gwrth-dystiad

Gallai Cymru weld y gwrthdystio mwyaf mewn cenhedlaeth pan fydd arweinwyr y byd yn cyfarfod yn y Celtic Manor yng Nghasnewydd ar gyfer uwchgynhadledd NATO ar Fedi 4ydd-5ed.

Mae ehangu NATO wedi creu argyfwng peryglus yn yr Wcrain sy'n bygwth rhyfel rhanbarthol. Mae cynghrair arfog niwclear NATO yn rhwymo Ewrop i bolisi tramor yr Unol Daleithiau (gan gynnwys storio arfau niwclear yr UD yn Ewrop) - polisi tramor sydd yn fwyfwy amhoblogaidd o amgylch y byd. Y gynghrair filwrol yma sydd ar hyn o bryd yn meddiannu Afghanistan hefyd.

Rhyfel yw gelyn y tlawd. Yn yr uwchgynhadledd eleni bydd yr Unol Daleithiau yn rhoi pwysau ar y pwerau Gorllewinol i gynyddu eu cyllidebau milwrol (sydd eisoes yn enfawr) ar adeg pan fo tlodi ac anghydraddoldeb mor ddifrfiol ac erioed. Mae'r DU yn gwario tua £3 biliwn y flwyddyn yn cynnal y system arf niwclear Trident, a bydd system newydd yn costio £ 100 biliwn.

Mae gan yr 85 o bobl cyfoethocaf yn y byd gymaint ag y 3.5 biliwn tlotaf. Mae gwario arian ar ryfel yn golygu llai i'n cymunedau. Defnyddiodd 500,000 o bobl fanciau bwyd yn y DU llynedd. Ni fyddai'r toriadau yn angenrheidiol os buasai Prydain yn buddsoddi mewn anghenion cymdeithasol yn hytrach na'r peiriant rhyfel.

Yr hydref hwn, bydd uwchgyngadledd NATO yn rhoi llai i'r pwerus. Mae'n rhaid i ni wneud yn siŵr bod llais y miliynau o gwmpas y byd sydd angen heddwch a chyfiawnder yn cael ei glywed hefyd.