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Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (YCND)

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March 2017

Event to mark start of UN nuclear ban talks, Bradford

27th March 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centenary Square, Bradford Bradford, Yorkshire United Kingdom + Google Map

After years of hard work behind the scenes by campaigners and non-nuclear countries, the United Nations finally begins talks on negotiating a ban on nuclear weapons on Monday 27th March. For more information about how important this nuclear ban could be, see https://yorkshirecnd.org.uk/historic-un-vote-negotiate-nuclear-ban-treaty/ Predictably, there has been very little exposition of the process at the UN in the media, so we need to shout about it ourselves. We will be doing a banner drop and leafleting in Bradford city centre,…

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April 2017

Non-Violent Direct Action Training – Bradford

8th April 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Desmond Tutu House, 2 Ashgrove
Bradford, Yorkshire BD7 1BN United Kingdom
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Free
Direct Action at DSEI image

With Milan Rai (Editor of Peace News) and Ali Tamlit An introduction to effective tactics for peacefully preventing illegal or immoral actions from taking place. Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA) has been central to struggles for peace and justice from the suffragettes, through independence struggles against colonial rule and the US civil rights movement. The training will be a chance to learn about the practical side of Civil Disobedience and Direct Action and how we can use these tools effectively to…

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Educate, Agitate, Organise – Leeds

29th April 2017
Leeds Beckett Students’ Union, Portland Building, City Campus, Portland Way
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HE United Kingdom
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On Saturday 29th April Leeds Beckett Students’ Union will be hosting Educate, Agitate, Organise. 2016 was a year of profound change and political uncertainties, with a fairer and more sustainable world seeming ever more distant. In response to this Leeds Beckett Students’ Union in partnership with Leeds for Change are organising a public event where people can explore ideas, politics, and action for a progressive, sustainable, social future. This is following on from past Summat events and run in a…

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May 2017

Take Back Control – Bradford

6th May 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kala Sangam, St Peters House, 1 Forster Square,
Bradford, Yorkshire BD1 4TY United Kingdom
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Take back control logo

Yorkshire CND is pleased to be taking part in the Bradford Take Back control event on Saturday May 6th at Kala Sangam, Bradford. Of particular interest to YCND members will be the 'Talking Trident' workshop, by Dr. Chris Butler (CND) & Dr. Timmon Wallis (author of 'The Truth About Trident')  and the 'Re imagining Security' session with Celia McKeon. Tickets can be bought here, please consider paying for a solidarity ticket if you can afford it. There are also free…

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Rob Newman – The Brain Show (benefit)

12th May 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bradford Playhouse, 4-12 Chapel St
Bradford, Yorkshire BD1 5DL United Kingdom
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Rob Newman flier

We're delighted to announce that the brilliant Rob Newman will be returning to Bradford's Playhouse with his latest musings upon science - 'The Brain Show'. All proceeds from the show will go to Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Praise for The Brain Show: 'Hilarious... Delightfully eccentric throughout... ‘Nature "Every time Rob Newman comes up with a new live show, it is beholden on all observers of comedy to pay attention. Not merely because of his great track record... but because…

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Day of Dance – 2017

13th May 2017
Victoria Hall, Victoria Rd
Saltaire, Yorkshire BD18 3JS United Kingdom
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Our massive annual fundraiser, the Day of Dance will feature over 40 workshops in dance, music, rhythm & therapies. More details and tickets available now!

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Conscientious Objectors Day event, Sheffield

13th May 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sheffield Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street
Sheffield, Yorkshire S1 2HH United Kingdom
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International Conscientious Objectors Day 2017 Saturday May 13th: 2.30 – 3.30 p.m. Sheffield Peace Gardens and Cenotaph in Barker’s Pool Organised by Sheffield Creative Action for Peace The ceremony will start at 2.30 p.m. in the Peace Gardens where the Choir for Peace will perform songs to celebrate the actions of those conscientious objectors throughout the world who have taken a stand for peace. We will also hear testimony from conscientious objectors from the past and present. We will walk…

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Trump’s Foreign Policy, with Paul Rogers, 17th May

17th May 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel, City Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5EB United Kingdom
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Leeds Coalition Against the War welcomes you to our public meeting on Trump's foreign policy lead by author and professor Paul Rogers of Bradford University Peace Studies. Wed 17th May, 7pm, Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel, City Square Leeds. All welcome, admission free.

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July 2017

4th July demo at Menwith Hill

4th July 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NSA Menwith Hill, Birstwith
Harrogate, HG3 2RL United Kingdom
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Look like it will be another smashing demo - put it in your diaries now!  Transport available from Bradford / Leeds - contact the office.

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DSEI Nuclear Day – Northern planning meeting

9th July 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick St
Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 7HR United Kingdom
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Stop the arms fair logo

A get together by people in the north working on the Anti-nuclear day at the DSEI arms fair on the 6th of September 2017. The meeting is open to all who have time to put into it and will take place at Bridge 5 Mill in Manchester.

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Protest! Exhibition Opening at Peace Museum

20th July 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Peace Museum, Bradford,, 10 Piece Hall Yard Bradford
Bradford, Yorkshire BD1 1PJ United Kingdom
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Special Opening Event  Thursday July 20th 5.30-7.30 Free, all welcome, RSVP info@peacemuseum.org.uk if you wish to attend Our galleries explore the stories of peace campaigners of the past, those who have protested against nuclear weapons, against war, against militarism. But peaceful protest continues today – against nuclear weapons, against war, against militarism. Women’s rights. Campaigning for a cleaner and greener world. The message remains the same but the struggle continues. This exhibition tells the stories of those who are campaigning…

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It Starts Here – Stop DSEI

22nd July 2017 @ 8:00 am - 23rd July 2017 @ 5:00 pm
HUMAN RIGHT ACTION CENTRE, 25 New Inn Yard
London , Yorkshire EC2A 3EA United Kingdom
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itstartshere

The weekend of 22 & 23 July is where you can get involved too: Saturday 22 July: 10am - 5.30pm at Human Rights Action Centre Hear from powerful speakers, take part in workshops and learn from the inspiring groups who are taking action already. Saturday 22nd July: From 7:30pm at Rich Mix Join us for Dance to Disarm at Rich Mix, for an evening of thought provoking spoken word, politically conscious live music, and DJs dropping floor-filling beats from around…

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August 2017

Making Day for DSEI Arms Fair

5th August 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Yorkshire United Kingdom

On the 6th of September we'll be taking part in the No Nuclear Day at the DSEI arms fair. The Northern group will be holding a making day and get together in the Peak District (near Belper) on Saturday 5th August.  We have use of a workshop there and lots of tools.  It'll be a whole day session from about 11am-4pm, doing all kinds of fun things such as constructing wind-turbine props for the 'arms to renewables' theme, making banners,…

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Remember Hiroshima

6th August 2017
Yorkshire United Kingdom
Hiroshima Peace memorial

August 6th - Hiroshima Day Commemorations in Yorkshire: Bradford - Meet at midday in Norfolk Gardens. Welcome and refreshments by Bradford Peace Museum, The Lord Mayor will read the Peace Declaration by the Mayor of Hiroshima. Sheffield - Peace picnic in the walled garden at Meersbrook Park with the Choir for Peace and others. 2-5pm - full details. Calder Valley - 3pm at the wavy steps in Hebden Bridge. Readings, singing with Calder Valley Voices and more. Contact kathypitt725@hotmail.com Keighley…

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Non-Violent Direct Action training – Manchester

10th August 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick St
Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 7HR United Kingdom
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DSEI 2015

For those who missed the recent Yorkhire NVDA trainings, here's another opportunity run by our friends at Greater Manchester CND and Manchester Greenpeace. The training will cover a lot of the whys and wherefores of the No Nuclear Day at DSEI before going on with a full practical training session. NVDA has been an important and effective campaigning tool for the peace and environmental movements. The session will cover: - Non-violence – why and how - Affinity groups / team…

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September 2017

No Nuclear Day of Action at Stop DSEI

6th September 2017
ExCeL, East Gate London, E16 1XL United Kingdom + Google Map

In September, there will be daily actions to prevent the delivery of military equipment to Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), the world's largest arms fair. Anti-nuclear campaigners, including Trident Ploughshares and local CND groups, will be heading down on the 6th September to highlight the links between the arms trade and nuclear war. From BAE Systems to Lockheed Martin, many of the biggest companies at DSEI are central to the Trident replacement and the nuclear arms race - spending…

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Nuclear convoys – Pontefract public meeting

14th September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Joseph’s School, Newgate
Pontefract, Yorkshire WF8 4AA United Kingdom
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Trident nuclear warheads and radioactive materials are frequently transported between MoD bases by road, often passing Pontefract on the A1. The equipment is transported in convoys of up to 20 vehicles. The convoys are meant to be secret, and carry no warning symbols to alert first responders of the radioactive contents in the case of an accident. The local authorities and emergency services are not informed or warned before a convoy passes through. Despite the supposed secrecy, the convoys are…

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UN Global Ban – What it means for our Campaigning – Dr Rebecca Johnson

15th September 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Calverley Building, Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom
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Dr Rebecca Johnson

While tensions between Kim Jong Un and Trump escalate, the majority of world nations are working together to bring about a ban on Nuclear Weapons. The Nuclear Ban Treaty will open for signatures on 20th September this year and our campaign is focusing on getting the UK Government to engage with the process. Come along to hear from one of the attendees of the Treaty meetings, Dr Rebecca Johnson of the Acronym Institute, about how the process will work and…

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Celebrate, The UN Nuclear Ban is here! – Leeds

20th September 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
City Square, Leeds Yorkshire United Kingdom + Google Map
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After years of tireless campaign, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will finally open for signatures by national governments on 20th of September. STREET PARTY! Join us to celebrate with music, cake and fizzy pop. We'll be joined by Fabian Hamilton MP, the shadow minister for Peace and Disarmament who attended the Ban Treaty talks in New York. We don't have to live in fear, there is now hope for a permanent ban on all Weapons of…

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October 2017

Keep Space for Peace Demo at Menwith Hill

10th October 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NSA Menwith Hill, Birstwith
Harrogate, HG3 2RL United Kingdom
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Speakers:  Prof Nick Ritchie, Senior Lecturer in international security at the Department of Politics, University of York. Juneseo Hwang from South Korea, MA student at Peace Studies, Bradford Uni, and member of Green Korea United dealing with US military problems on the environment. Prof Dave Webb, Chair of National CND Jenny Clegg, expert in South East Asia Hot food and drinks, music and more.... Free Transport from Bradford and a lift from Leeds, contact info@yorkshirecnd.org.uk

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George Lakey – Viking Economics – Sheffield

15th October 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James' St
Sheffield, Yorkshire S1 2EW United Kingdom
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George Lakey, anti-war activist, author and founder of the Training for Change nonviolence training collective has turned his attention to the economics of inequality, penning Viking Economics - billed as “perhaps the most fun economics book you’ve ever read”. He explores the inner workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world’s happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if we can enact some of the changes the Scandinavians fought for surprisingly recently, we, too, can embrace equality in our…

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November 2017

Songs for Peace – Bradford

12th November 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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All welcome to this annual peace event. Songs led by Tony & Rahel, and with many thanks to Glyde House for putting on free soup to warm us up afterwards, where the singing will continue. Meet at the Cenotaph at 1pm on Sunday 12th November, outside the Alhambra in Bradford city centre.  White poppies will be available for sale on the day, and prior via Yorkshire CND

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Emerging Weapons Technologies & Human Rights Implications

16th November 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Broadcasting Place, Leeds Beckett University, Woodhouse Lane
Leeds, LS2 9EN United Kingdom
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Over half of the world’s scientists are undertaking military research and military expenditure now is higher than at the height of the cold war. New weapons technologies are emerging which will transform future wars, border control and the very nature of security – and at a time of austerity when we can least afford it. These sessions on emerging weapons technologies explain the social, economic and human impact of new weapons technologies on the horizon and what they mean for…

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Peace & Crafts Fair, Saltaire, Bradford

25th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Victoria Hall, Victoria Rd
Saltaire, Yorkshire BD18 3JS United Kingdom
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The Yorkshire CND fundraiser is back this year at Victoria Hall with a fantastic array of craft stalls, delicious vegetarian food, complementary therapies and this year, a Santa's grotto!

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January 2018

Exhibition – 60 years of CND

12th January 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Peace Museum, Bradford,, 10 Piece Hall Yard Bradford
Bradford, Yorkshire BD1 1PJ United Kingdom
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New temporary exhibition opening on Friday 12th January 2018 at Bradford Peace Museum.  10 Piece Hall Yard, Bradford, BD1 1PJ First view and free drop in event 4pm-6pm. The exhibition will run until the end of February to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the founding of CND. More details to follow.   http://peacemuseum.org.uk/60-years-of-cnd/  

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Yorkshire CND AGM

18th January 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Desmond Tutu House, 2 Ashgrove
Bradford, Yorkshire BD7 1BN United Kingdom
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2017 has been a terrifying year politically, with increasing international tensions and nuclear sabre rattling of a type not seen since the 1980s. However, it's also be a year of significant moves forward for the disarmament movement. In our annual get together we'll assess the campaigns of this year and strategise for the next. Resolutions and nominations for officer positions of Chair, Treasurer and Vice-Chair should be in by the end of 10th January. Please do join us. Snacks and…

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YCND visit to Menwith Hill weekly demo

30th January 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NSA Menwith Hill, Birstwith
Harrogate, HG3 2RL United Kingdom
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Yorkshire CND members will be going over to Menwith Hill on Tuesday 30th January to join in the weekly demo organised by Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign (MHAC).  We will be leaving the Yorkshire CND office at 4.30pm and returning at the end of the demo at 7.30pm.  The demo is at the main gate from 6pm-7.30pm. If you would like to join us in offering the weekly demo a bit of winter solidarity, please get in touch with us to…

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February 2018

CND 60th logo

CND 60th Anniversary Celebrations

17th February 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kala Sangam, St Peters House, 1 Forster Square,
Bradford, Yorkshire BD1 4TY United Kingdom
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The event in Bradford will be 60 years to the day of the first meeting. The event will feature attendees of both that meeting and the many other of the historic protests in the years since, to tell stories and pass on the oral history of the protest movement. We'll also have a 'Bring Your Own Museum', (curated by Bradford's Peace Museum) where everyone is invited to bring a special item from their time in the peace movement, be that…

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Calder Valley CND meeting

28th February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday 28th February, 7.30 pm at: Ground Floor Salem Community Resource Centre, Salem Mill Central Street Hebden Bridge HX7 6HB Please bring your items for the agenda. Here are some to get you started: Kites not Drones - possible action 18 - 25 March - see https://dronecampaignnetwork.wordpress.com/events/fly-kites-not-drones/ Report on celebration of 60 years of CND (taking place Sat 17 Feb in Bradford) Timetable/dates for future meetings Film showing at Hebden Bridge Picture House

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March 2018

Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign Meeting

3rd March 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Carlton Hill Quaker Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane LS2 9DX
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 9DX United Kingdom
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The next meeting of the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign is on 3rd March at 12.45pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Leeds (opposite the University).  A Bring and Share Lunch starts the meeting.  Everyone is welcome. The MHAC website is www.themhac.uk

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Life of Bayard Rustin

16th March 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fascinating event - more details from https://www.facebook.com/events/2011699152484603/ SC0.51, Student Central, University of Bradford BD7 1DP City of Bradford

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April 2018

Aldermaston 60th Anniversary

1st April 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AWE Aldermaston, Aldermaston,
Reading, RG7 4PR United Kingdom
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Aldermaston 60th leaflet

We’re travelling down to AWE Aldermaston, Britain’s nuclear weapons factory to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of CND’s first mass demonstration. Join us for music, speeches and fence decoration – the suggested theme is Peace Doves with your own message to the UK Government (try to keep it civil ;-). This will be CND’s big national event to mark the 60th anniversary of the organisation and as we saw with our own Celebration in Bradford is a brilliant opportunity to get…

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EMERGENCY DEMO: Stop Bombing Syria – Leeds

16th April 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dortmund Square, Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Oppose the bomb of Syria, with no parliamentary debate, no legal mandate, no exit strategy and no plan for what a successful mission looks like.

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Calder Valley CND AGM

25th April 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hope Baptist Church, New Rd, Hebden Bridge, New RD
Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW United Kingdom
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Calder Valley CND Annual General Meeting Wednesday 25th April 2018, 7.30pm Hope Baptist Church, New Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW Film Showing: The March to Aldermaston. 1958's Easter march to Aldermaston enjoys landmark status in the annals of peaceful protest. Its filmed record is similarly recalled as a milestone for campaigning documentary. Narrated by Richard Burton. We will also be reviewing the year and discussing plans for the coming months. Please join us. All welcome whether a CND member or…

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Day of Dance

28th April 2018
Victoria Hall, Victoria Rd
Saltaire, Yorkshire BD18 3JS United Kingdom
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Day of Dance poster

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Global Day of Action on Military Spending – Shipley

28th April 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shipley Market Place, Market Square
Shipley, BD18 3QJ
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Shipley CND will be holding an information stall for the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. All welcome helping flyering and speaking to passers-by.  

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May 2018

Nuclear Power – Dangerous & Unneccessary – Sheffield

9th May 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James' St
Sheffield, Yorkshire S1 2EW United Kingdom
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Main Meeting Room at the

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Nuclear power: Dangerous and Unnecessary – Leeds

10th May 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley St,
Leeds , Yorkshire LS1 1UR United Kingdom
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We'll be hosting Mitsuko Sonoda an evacuee from Fukushima who's written extensively on the continued problems of the nuclear clean-up and lack of government transparency. Mitsuko Sonoda was living in Fukushima with her 8 year-old son at the time of the nuclear disaster and chose to evacuate. Alongside many of Fukushima's mothers she is working to keep children safe, share information, and convey the reality of living with radiation.       We are delighted to announce our another guest…

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June 2018

Summer Peace & Craft Fair

16th June 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Victoria Hall, Victoria Rd
Saltaire, Yorkshire BD18 3JS United Kingdom
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We are building on the success and popularity of our winter Peace & Craft Fair by holding an event in the Summer this year. It will feature the usual diverse range of beautiful handmade craft stalls and information/campaign stalls, as well as the usual extras of live music, children's activities and fantastic veggie cafe. All in the glorious surroundings of Victoria Hall in Saltaire. Bookings for stalls are open now - https://yorkshirecnd.org.uk/events/peace-craft-summer-fair-2018/

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Future War and the Militarisation of Space – Bruce Gagnon

21st June 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel, City Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5EB United Kingdom
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Gagnon Bruce

Bruce Gagnon (Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space) in Conversation with Prof. Dave Webb ( Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament). In the run-up to the Global Network Conference in Oxford, we're lucky to have Bruce Gagnon over from the US, so we'll be filming him in conversation over the current state of space weaponisation, its dangers and the movement against it. Bruce Gagnon portrait

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July 2018

NHS not Trident – NHS anniversary rally

5th July 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
York Minster, West end Yorkshire YO1 7 United Kingdom + Google Map

The government should be investing in the National Health Service; not weapons of mass destruction. On this day we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, all of the wonderful work it has done and lives it has saved. However we must also use this opportunity to fight to keep it. The NHS is being systematically underfunded and privatised. Staff are being over worked, and quality of care is being diluted. NHS England is expected to have a funding gap…

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Book signing with Kate Hudson – York

5th July 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Kate Hudson has been General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament since September 2010. Prior to this she served as the organisation’s Chair from 2003. She is a leading anti-nuclear and anti-war campaigner nationally and internationally. She is also author of CND Now More than Ever: The Story of a Peace Movement. Kate will be joining us to discuss her new book, CND at 60, the inside story of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, which has become a byword for…

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Jobs not Bombs – Leeds

8th July 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel, City Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5EB United Kingdom
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A day school on defence diversification for Labour activists, trade unionists and peace campaigners. For secure employment, socially useful production and an end to the UK Government’s promotion of arms sales to repressive regimes. Background The UK arms industry has been haemorrhaging jobs for decades, with UNITE identifying over 50,000 job losses between 2006-2016. Despite increasing international arms sales (particularly to the Middle East), just yesterday Rolls Royce announced a further 4,600 jobs would be lost mainly at it's Derby…

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August 2018

Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki – Sheffield

4th August 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sheffield Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street
Sheffield, Yorkshire S1 2HH United Kingdom
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An annual event to remember all victims, past, present and future, of the atomic bombs dropped on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. There will be a short remembrance ceremony including songs by Sheffield’s Choir for Peace and messages from the Mayors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima Sheffield’s Lord Mayor, Magid Magid, will sign the International Mayors for Peace Declaration committing Sheffield to working for a future free of nuclear weapons All welcome Organised and hosted by Sheffield Creative…

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Hiroshima Day – Bradford

6th August 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bradford Hiroshima Memorial, Norfolk Gardens
Bradford, Yorkshire BD1 5SH United Kingdom
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hiroshima exhibition

Bradford's annual remembrance of all those who died at Hiroshima & Nagasaki, at the memorial in Norfolk Gardens from midday. This year our demand of 'Never Again' is all the more pressing, with the US pushing ahead with the development of 'more useable' new nuclear weapons. The nuclear bombs that fell on Japan in 1945 would come under this classification of 'low yield' weapons and any idea that such weapons are 'useable' should be abhorent to us all. The Lord…

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Nagasaki A-Bomb 73rd Anniversary – Leeds

9th August 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Park Square, Leeds, Park Square
Leeds, LS1 2NU
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HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI A-BOMBS 73rd ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION EVENT Timetable of events 10.30 Assemble in Park Square, by the Mayors for Peace memorial (centre of the square) accompanied by Leeds People’s Choir 11.00 Welcome by Alasdair Beal (Leeds CND) 11.02 Two minutes silence to remember all those affected in the atomic bombings & all innocent civilian victims of warfare. 11.05 Laying of memorial wreath and reading of Nagasaki 2018 Peace Declaration by Cllr James Lewis, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council…

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September 2018

Is a Nuclear Weapons Free World now possible? – Bradford

20th September 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Norcroft Lounge, University of Bradford
Richmond Rd, Yorkshire BD7 1DP United Kingdom
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A public meeting on the first anniversary of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opening for signatures at the UN. Speakers include: Professor Dave Webb, Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Professor Paul Rogers, University of Bradford Refreshments will be provided, all students, CND members and other peace activists welcome.

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October 2018

‘Walk & Talk’ – Fylingdales

6th October 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Yorkshire United Kingdom

An informative walk around the base focusing on Fylingdales’ role in US plans to dominate space - led by Prof Dave Webb of the Global Network Against Nuclear Weapons & Power in Space. Transport available - contact the office, or meet at Eller Beck bridge (bus 840 from Leeds to Whitby stops here) at midday. We’ll then walk a permissive footpath behind the base, with the choice to return to Eller Beck or walk on the more scenic but longer…

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November 2018

Songs for Peace

11th November 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cenotaph, by Alhambra, Bradford Yorkshire BD7 1AJ United Kingdom + Google Map

There will be a special Songs for Peace event this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the 'War to end all wars' - featuring local choirs (East Lancs Clarion Choir with Janet Russell, and members of Silsden Singers), alongside poems, readings and the usual participatory songs with local musicians Tony and Rahel. 1pm at the Cenotaph, (by the Alhambra) Bradford.

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Labour’s ‘Peace doctrine’: Festival of Politics & International Relations

16th November 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Leeds Beckett University, Portland Cresent
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom
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Fabian Hamilton MP

Fabian Hamilton MP (Labour, Leeds NE), Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament Discussants: Dr Rachel Julian, Reader in Peace Studies, Director of the Centre for Applied Social Research & Dr Jill Gibbon, Senior Lecturer, School of Art, Architecture & Design The annual Festival of Politics & International Relations involves a programme of talks, debates, workshops and other events providing opportunities for argument and discussion on a range of social, political and economic issues – contemporary and historical, national and global. 

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Peace & Craft Fair, Saltaire

24th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Victoria Hall, Saltaire, BD18 3JS, Victoria Rd
Saltaire, BD18 3JS United Kingdom
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The Fifteenth Bradford Winter Peace & Crafts Fair in the opulent surroundings of Victoria Hall, Saltaire. With live music, children’s activities, a veggie cafe and a huge array of local makers showcasing their hand-made unique gifts, the fair is a perfect (and ethical) place to do your Christmas shopping. Downstairs in the gym we will have Circus Skills (all free!) with Cecil Green Arts, plus face-painting with CraftyChops Facepainters. Upstairs we have live music featuring local artists, performers and choirs.…

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December 2018

Film Showing, Halifax: ‘Threads’

2nd December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Calder Valley CND will have a stall at the following event: Threads + Q&A with actor Reece Dinsdale Sun 02 Dec, 7:30pm at Square Chapel, Halifax in the Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £8 , approx running time: 1hr 52mins + Q&A Age: 15 Director: Mick Jackson Country: UK Year: 1984 Cast: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly Young lovers Ruth (Karen Meagher) and Jimmy (Reece Dinsdale) decide to get married after Ruth unexpectedly gets pregnant. But their quiet lives in Sheffield, England, are threatened when…

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January 2019

Sheffield vs the Bomb

14 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street
Sheffield, Yorkshire S1 2JB United Kingdom
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ICAN launching appeal

There is a long and proud history in Sheffield of civic campaigning for peace, from the Nuclear Free Zones to the employment of council 'Peace Officers', a reflection of the depth of feeling on the issue in South Yorkshire which remains one of the areas of CND highest membership in Yorkshire. The new ICAN Cities Appeal launched last month is an opportunity for us to use local campaigning to influence global disarmament by calling on local councils to formally support…

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Bradford and the Bomb: our MPs and the ban on nuclear weapons

16 January @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bradford Deaf Centre, 25 Hallfield Rd
Bradford, Yorkshire BD1 3RP United Kingdom
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Come and join us at the Bradford Deaf Centre to find out how the global ban on nuclear weapons is changing the dynamic on international nuclear disarmament, and make plans with other local peace campaigners to encourage Bradford's MPs representing our city to support a nuclear free world. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons On 7th July 2017, after a decade of work by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), an overwhelming majority of the world’s…

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Nuclear Convoys Doncaster street stall

17 January @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Doncaster Market, Market Place
Doncaster, Yorkshire United Kingdom
A police officer trying to move a protester out of the road in front of a convoy of military vehicles

We will be taking to the streets of Doncaster to tell people about nuclear convoys, which pass by very close to Doncaster on the A1. Nuclear warheads and other materials are transported between MoD bases by road, often passing through Yorkshire on the A1. The nuclear materials are transported in convoys of up to 20 vehicles. They are meant to be secret, and carry no warning symbols to alert people to the radioactive contents in the case of an accident.…

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Leeds Labour Students Welcome Fabian Hamilton MP

25 January @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leeds University Union, Room 2
Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom
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Fabian Hamilton, Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament, and MP for Leeds East, will be speaking about his Peace Doctrine and answering questions. The event is organised by Leeds Labour Students but is open to everyone. Spaces are free but limited, so please reserve a space here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lls-welcome-fabian-hamilton-mp-tickets-55178592656

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Hope in the Age of Trump + YCND AGM

26 January @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel, City Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5EB United Kingdom
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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…

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February 2019

Emergency Trident Demo Leeds

YCND Strategy Day

10 February @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel, City Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5EB United Kingdom
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What do you think are the most exciting upcoming opportunities for peace and disarmament in the region? What are the greatest threats we should be mobilising around? How do we build connections and capacity to create a more vibrant movement for peace and justice? We'd like you to invite you to join us in Leeds to plan our priorities for the next year and beyond, where should workers and campaigners be focusing our efforts. Yorkshire CND is the lead campaigner…

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Leeds Against the Bomb

20 February @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley St,
Leeds , Yorkshire LS1 1UR United Kingdom
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ICAN launching appeal

Can Leeds become the first City in Yorkshire to official support the UN Treaty to ban Nuclear Weapons across the world? While the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) continues to gather pace, with 70 signatory countries to date, progress in nuclear armed states (such as the UK) requires a more staged approach. The ICAN Parliamentary Pledge already has two Leeds signatories (MPs Fabian Hamilton and Alex Sobel) what can we do to encourage others to join…

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March 2019

Film Screening: Carry Greenham Home

5 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friargate Meeting House, Friargate
York, Yorkshire YO1 9RL United Kingdom
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A film screening of “Carry Greenham Home” with guest speakers and a discussion. Throughout history women have mobilised to protest war and violence and in 1981, the Greenham Common Peace Camp became a shining example of how non-violent feminist action can change both lives and laws. Beeban Kidron’s essential documentary – filmed while living on-site with co-director Amanda Richardson – depicts the courage, creativity and humour of Greenham’s women as they protested the storage of US nuclear cruise missiles at…

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How Women are Banning Nuclear Weapons

6 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street
York, YO1 6ET United Kingdom
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A globe with a CND symbol across which reads "Global Nuclear Ban"

It is an exciting time, as a UN nuclear weapons global ban treaty is open for signatures. Once it enters into force, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will make it illegal for its signatories to test, produce or use nuclear weapons. The treaty was negotiated at the United Nations 2017, with the participation of more than 135 nations, as well as members of civil society. It opened for signature on 20 September 2017.Prior to the treaty’s…

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Sheffield: How to effectively lobby your MP

23 March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street
Sheffield, Yorkshire S1 2JB United Kingdom
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Fabian Hamiton MP Signing the Parliamentary Pledge

A masterclass with Amy Keegan, Parliamentary Officer for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament on what makes for effective lobbying. What to ask for and how to ask for it? What is an EDM? Petitions, letters and surgery visits Asking a Parliamentary question FOR DETAILS OF THE SAME EVENT IN LEEDS (3-5PM) PLEASE CLICK HERE

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Leeds: How to effectively lobby your MP

23 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel, City Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5EB United Kingdom
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Free
Fabian Hamiton MP Signing the Parliamentary Pledge

A masterclass with Amy Keegan, Parliamentary Officer for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament on what makes for effective lobbying. What to ask for and how to ask for it? What is an EDM? Petitions, letters and surgery visits Asking a Parliamentary question

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April 2019

Hull Against the Bomb

7 April @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ground Art Gallery, 60A Beverley Rd
Hull, Yorkshire HU3 1YE United Kingdom
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We're calling a meeting to bring together local grassroots peace campaigners, Quakers and supporters of CND and Yorkshire MedAct to work together on a new campaign in Hull. The historic UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) continues to gather pace with 71 countries having signed up already, but progress in nuclear armed states (such as the UK) is slower. While five Yorkshire MPs have signed the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge to support the treaty in Parliament, none of…

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Day of Dance

13 April @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Victoria Hall, Saltaire, BD18 3JS, Victoria Rd
Saltaire, BD18 3JS United Kingdom
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The Day of Dance is back, in Victoria Hall, Saltaire on Saturday 13th April.  For more details click here

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Bradford: letter writing for a global nuclear ban!

16 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bread + Roses cafe, 14 North Parade
Bradford, Yorkshire BD1 3HT United Kingdom
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We get it – you really did plan on writing that letter to your MP, asking them to support the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and you’ll get to it right after you’ve finished the washing up, put the kids to bed, finished that Netflix series, started your novel… Well here’s a chance to get that letter or email written, in lovely company and with a cup of tea! Come join us for a chilled out evening at…

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Surround Springfield

27 April @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
windmill Tavern, Clifton Ln, Clifton
Preston, Yorkshire PR4 0YE United Kingdom
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Yorkshire Transport from £5 return Leeds - 10am Outside Wetherspoons, North Concourse, Leeds City Station - Book a ticket Bradford - 10.25am Outside the Bradford Hotel - Hall Ings  - Book a ticket Skipton - 11am Outside Tesco, Craven Rd - Book a Ticket Stop New Nuclear in its tracks. Show the Government and the nuclear industry that we don’t want more waste, more risk and more lies in our communities. We can create all the energy we need from…

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War & Peace in Age of Trump – Hebden Bridge

29 April @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Hope Baptist Church, New Rd, Hebden Bridge, New RD
Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW United Kingdom
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/caldervalleycnd Free event - open public meeting organised by Calder Valley CND for Peace & Justice - https://www.facebook.com/groups/caldervalleycnd SPEAKERS: Prof. Paul Rogers – Emeritus Professor, Bradford Uni Peace Studies Rachel Melly - Yorkshire CND Sean Morris - Secretary of UK & Ireland Mayors for Peace The Trump Presidency has increased nuclear tensions and instability worldwide, scrapping the Iran nuclear deal, threatening long-standing Treaties which limit US and Russian nuclear deployments, and creating a new ‘Space Force’ to enable US domination…

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