This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. Merseyside Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament will commemorate this landmark with an exhibition at Liverpool Central Library and remembrance service at St. John’s Gardens.
The exhibition, beginning on 3rd August in the Library’s Picton Reading Room, will feature images of the bombings’ aftermath and victims, art drawn by survivors and a stark reminder, as Parliament prepares to vote on renewing Trident, of the grave threat that nuclear weapons still pose today.
The remembrance service will, as usual, take place in St. John’s Gardens at 11am on 6th August. We will be joined by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Tony Concepcion, who will lay a wreath in honour of the bombs’ victims and we’ll also have poetry readings and music.
Once the service has finished we will march, dressed in white, through Liverpool city centre to the Peace Garden at the Quaker Meeting House on School Lane.
July 9th, 2015MCND News
We are protesting outside the U.K. Space Conference Military Space and Security seminar because weapons in space risk creating a new Cold War.
The United Kingdom is at the centre of an American-led space-based nuclear arms race, which will further destabilise an already volatile world and provoke perceived enemies such as Russia and China.
Menwith Hill and Fylingdales in Yorkshire, operating outside British law and without any Parliamentary scrutiny, are integral parts of American attempts to achieve global military dominance. Bases are being developed in European countries bordering Russia and close to China.
By provoking other nuclear powers the U.K. also becomes a target.
To avoid this Merseyside Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, along with other peace organisations, calls on the U.K. government to sign an international treaty banning weapons in space.