Hope in the Age of Trump + YCND AGM

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Hope in the Age of Trump + YCND AGM

26 January @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Hopes for peace in the face of a renewed arms race.
Prof. Paul Rogers, Janet Fenton (ICAN/WILPF & Scots CND) and Fabian Hamilton MP.

The Trump Presidency has increased nuclear tensions and instability worldwide, scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and threatening to do the same with the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) agreement that has limited US/Russian nuclear deployments in Europe since the cold war. All of the nuclear powers, including the UK, are now ‘modernising’ their nuclear arsenals as part of a renewed nuclear arms race – BUT there is HOPE.

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is rapidly gathering support, not only with signatures from UN member states but also from within the nuclear weapons states themselves.

  • – US cities such as Baltimore, and states such as California have backed the UN Treaty as part of the Back from the Brink campaign.

– In September Podemos won a commitment from the Spanish Government that they would sign the Treaty – the first NATO state to do so.

– In November Manchester became the first European city to officially adopt the UN ban treaty, as part of the ICAN Cities Appeal.  Other cities are following suit.

Speakers

  • Prof. Paul RogersThe changing causes of war and how we respond
  • Janet FentonPractical steps to achieving a Global Ban on Nuclear Weapons
  • Fabian Hamilton MPThe Peace Doctrine – transforming Britain’s role in the world

Details

Date:
26 January
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/480030659190436/

Organiser

Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (YCND)
Phone:
01274 730 795
Email:
info@yorkshirecnd.org.uk
Website:
https://yorkshirecnd.org.uk

Venue

Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel
City Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5EB United Kingdom
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