Merseyside CND

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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    February 23rd, 2018Andy MortonMCND News

    On Wednesday 14th February, Ash Wednesday, Christians of different denominations, and representatives of CND walked behind the Liverpool Pax Christi banner in the cold, rain and strong wind from St Luke’s bombed out church to the Law Courts in Derby Square. The walkers held aloft placards highlighting the indiscriminate mass murder of innocents and the long term devastation of the planet that nuclear weapons would cause. Other placards drew attention to the obscene cost of renewing Britain’s Trident nuclear weapon system and also to Pope Francis’s recent statements that even possessing nuclear weapons is gravely immoral. On Church Street the horrifying testimony of a survivor of the 1945 atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, a 13 year old at the time, was read out. At the Law Courts a copy of Article 6 of the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to which the UK is a signatory and which calls for complete nuclear disarmament, was handed in to the Chief Justice with a plea for the UK to honour the treaty. Just how urgent this is was demonstrated in recent weeks when grossly provocative rhetoric and actions by both the leaders of the USA and North Korea quickly led to a nuclear crisis, and how peaceful dialogue between South and North Korea and a simple invitation to the Winter Olympics quickly defused the threat of nuclear war. Peter Moonan – Liverpool Pax Christi

    Images from the event, taken by John Usher, are below.

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    February 8th, 2018Andy MortonThings to do

    The Man Who Saved The World

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    14:00 Saturday 17th February 2018

    Earlston Road Central Library, Wallasey CH45 5DX

    You have probably never heard of Stanislav Petrov, but you owe him your life.

    Shortly after midnight on 26th September 1983, a Soviet early warning radar detected what were thought to be incoming American nuclear missiles. Petrov’s decision not to retaliate prevented the beginning of World War III, the deaths of millions of people and quite, possibly, the end of life on Earth.

    Doors open and refreshments served at 14:00. Film begins at 14:30. For more information on Wallasey CND contact Janet janmike@care4free.net or Barbara (0151) 638 3967

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    January 26th, 2018Andy MortonMCND News

    Merseyside CND’s first news update of 2018 is now available to download. Highlights include:

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    • CND to mark its 60th anniversary
    • Trump to visit U.K.
    • Wallasey CND to screen The Man Who Saved The World
    • Details of our Annual General Meeting
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    January 26th, 2018Andy MortonMCND News

    Merseyside CND Annual General Meeting

    Wednesday 7th February 2018

    Conference Room 1, L.C.V.S., 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2AH

    All members of Merseyside C.N.D. are welcome to join us for campaign and officer reports, officer elections and to help us plan events for the coming year.

    For more information you can contact us on (0151) 229 5282 or by emailing mcnd@care4free.net

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    December 1st, 2017Andy MortonMCND News

    Petrov pub film show Feb 17th 2018

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