Merseyside CND

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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    August 17th, 2017Andy MortonGeneral News, MCND News

    On Wednesday 9th August, Merseyside C.N.D. commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the atombic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Killing over 250, 000 people, these events marked the beginning of the most dangerous period in human history. This still continues today, as the Government prepares to replace Trident with a new generation of nuclear weapons.

    Photos, taken by John Usher, of Nagasaki Day 2017 are below.

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    August 2nd, 2017Andy MortonGeneral News, Things to do

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    Hiroshima Day

    12:30 – 13:30, Sunday 6th August | St Werburgh’s Square, Birkenhead

    Remembering, with readings of poems and prose, the 6th August 1945 when USA dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

    The United Nations has agreed, in July 2017, a global treaty to ban Nuclear Weapons. Over 120 countries have agreed. Our government refused to send a delegate to the Treaty conferences and has given the go-ahead for new nuclear weapon bearing submarines.


    Nagasaki Day

    11:00, Wednesday 9th August | St. John’s Gardens

    With Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr. Malcolm Kennedy, speeches, poetry and music.

    On Wednesday 9th August, Merseyside C.N.D. will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in which over a quarter of a million people were killed.

    The events of August 1945 marked the beginning of the most dangerous chapter in human history, which still continues today as the Government prepares to spend £250,000,000,000 on a new generation of nuclear weapons.

    We invite everyone to join us at St. John’s Gardens and help us ensure such a horrific event never happens again.

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    July 19th, 2017Andy MortonMCND News

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    The latest edition of the Merseyside C.N.D. newsletters is now available to download.
    Highlights include…

    • Merseyside Peace Network’s protest at Armed Forces’ Day
    • Details of the upcoming Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemoration events across the region
    • The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons
    • Calling all Students! Getting more students involved in C.N.D.
    • and local group news
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    June 30th, 2017Andy MortonMCND News

    On Saturday 24th June Armed Forces’ Day was held in Liverpool. MCND joined together with other members of the Merseyside Peace Network to counter the increasing militarism of everyday life and, particularly, the Forces’ strategy to recruit children.

    Photos, taken by John Usher, are below.

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    April 21st, 2017Andy MortonMCND News

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    On Thursday 15th June, the United Nations will reconvene in New York to begin negotiations on banning the most destructive weapon humanity has ever created: the thermonuclear bomb.

    Supported by the vast majority of the world’s people and governments, including every nation in Africa, South America and almost all of Asia, this conference marks the greatest opportunity in a generation to bring our species back from the brink of self-destruction.

    As Satsuko Thurlow has said, “This is a truly historic moment for the entire world. For those of us who survived atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it is a very joyous occasion. We have been waiting so long for this day to come”.

    However, despite the grave danger we face, the British Government is currently refusing to play any part in the negotiations. This is in spite of a legal obligation under the Non-Proliferation Treaty to reduce, and eventually abolish, its nuclear weapons arsenal.

    If this conference is to have any practical effect, the nuclear-armed nations, including Britain, must be involved.

    We’re asking the public to immediately contact their MP and request that they urge the Government to change its mind. Your MP’s details can be found here.

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