REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI

Dear Brad

On 6 August 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, on 9 August 1945, the city of Nagasaki was also bombed. Hundreds of thousands of people died. Those who survived live with the burden of tremendous loss, and many with serious illness and disability.

The terrible human cost of these atrocities is still felt today, and CND groups always gather on the anniversary of the bombings in order to remember, reflect, and send a clear message to those in power that this must never happen again.

We invite you to discover the full impact of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, to witness the testimony of survivors, and to join us in remembrance on the weekend of 6 to 9 August.

Visit Scottish CND’s website to find out about the events that are being organised by local groups across Scotland (and please let us know if you have an event planned and would like to share it with other supporters). Join us online at the end of a solemn weekend, for an evening of poetry and reflections on Monday 9 August at 7.30pm.

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Sunday 26 September 2021 at 3pm (BST)
Join us to draw attention to the links between climate change, nuclear weapons and militarism.

The North Gate at Faslane will be the site of a die-in at 3pm on Sunday 26 September. This will offer a photo opportunity for a visual and peaceful expression of the links between Faslane’s nukes, militarism and the climate emergency. All are welcome to join, while observing the COVID-19 restrictions in force at the time, and respecting the choices and personal space of others who may be taking additional precautions for their own safety. Participants will not disrupt north/south traffic at the roundabout, or prevent access by emergency vehicles if required.

The die-in will be marine / wildlife themed, drawing attention to the environmental cost of nuclear weapons. Come dressed as a sea creature of your choosing, and/or bring posters and banners to share the message!

You might want to include messages such as:

  •     Disarm for Our Planet!
  •     War is Not Green (Or Blue)
  •     Nuclear Disarmament is Climate Justice
  •     Blue Whales Not Bombs

If you have a slogan or a message to share, please let us know and we will add it to the list! The more inspiration, the better. Contact us to share your suggestions.

If you are not able to join us at Faslane, consider organising a die-in at a local site of significance: whether that’s an important environmental site, a site likely to be affected by climate change, or a site where you can draw attention to the impact of the military or the responsibility of governments to take action. Let us know what you’re planning, and we’ll promote the event to other supporters near you!

No registration needed, but if you sign up via Eventbrite we’ll be able to keep you updated with more information closer to the time. Our Eventbrite page also has background information and resources to explain why it’s so essential to focus on this message at this time.

Find Out More and Join In
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Thursday 4 November will be a Day of Action on Militarism and Climate Change, during COP26 in Glasgow. Covid permitting, we are hoping to organise a central event in Glasgow, and we need your help to make it happen. Please get in touch with us if you would like to get involved!
Peace Cranes Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers are still needed for the wonderful Peace Cranes exhibition organised by our friends at Peace & Justice. Volunteer roles include threading and gluing the  origami cranes for the exhibition, or joining the team of volunteer exhibition guides at St. John’s Church, Princes St.

The exhibition runs from 7–28 August 2021 as part of Just Festival – contact Peace and Justice for more information or to get involved.

No More Nuclear Weapons
We are calling on all supporters to sign the petition, led by CND UK, to report the UK Government to the United Nations for its flagrant breach of international law.

The UK Government’s recent decision to increase its stockpile of nuclear weapons is at stark odds with the will of the Scottish people. The majority of people in Scotland are strong supporters of nuclear disarmament, and this petition offers us the opportunity to have our voices heard in an important forum, at the United Nations, by diplomats who are sincere in their nuclear disarmament efforts.

We encourage supporters who are organising in-person events to request physical copies of the petition, and to take the opportunity to collect signatures and engage the general public (if you can do so safely, and in accordance with the COVID rules in force at the time).

Sign the Petition
CLIMATE AND PEACE
Together with other peace organisations in Scotland, we are coordinating actions at COP26 and in the weeks ahead. For more information about upcoming events, and useful resources and materials, please check out the COP26 and Peace pages on our website.
Coming Soon: Our Events in 2021

Scottish CND’s events calendar for July to December 2021 has recently been updated, including details of our AGM and other upcoming events and protests. Visit our Events listings to find out more and get involved. And please let us know if you’re involved in organising events and you would like us to add them to our listings.

The #NuclearBan is Here. It’s time for a #NuclearFreeScotland.
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