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2017 Scottish CND AGM & Conference

Please join us for our AGM and Annual conference at 

St Columba's by the Castle, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW 

on Saturday November 11 

( please note, this is not the venue originally advertised) 

Statement from Scottish CND on UDT Conference

  The Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) event will take place at the Scottish Event Centre in Glasgow between 26th and 28th June 2018. Glasgow Life are a charity that organises cultural events on behalf of Glasgow City Council and are actively campaigning for this arms trade event to be held in the city. Scottish CND is disappointed in Glasgow City Council for supporting the conference, Arthur West (chair) continues:

 

 "It is even more troubling that some of the companies who are supporting this event may have links with the Trident nuclear weapons replacement programme. This replacement project is opposed by a clear majority of Scotland's politicians and the Scottish public.”

 

It is believed that this event is run by Clarion Events who arrange a huge Arms Fair in London every two years and this in itself should raise alarm bells about the nature of this event. “A public body should not be endorsing events that promote nuclear weapons and war and Glasgow Life have some questions to answer as to why they think it is reasonable to help house this type of unsavoury event in Scotland’s largest city.

Doublespeak on nuclear proliferation

Bill Kidd MSP attended the 2008 Preparatory Committee for
the Non Proliferation Treaty review conference in 2010 on
behalf of Scottish CND

Report on 2010 NPT conference

Clinton lost nuclear biscuit

President Clinton lost the "biscuit" containing the code for launching nuclear armageddon and it was several months before it was discovered, ABC News revealed.  One version of the story is that the biscuit went missing on the day the story about his affair with Monica Lewinsky first surfaced.

Statement on Fukushima

Alan Mackinnon, Chair of Scottish CND, issued the following statement on the accident in Japan: 

“Scottish CND expresses its deepest sympathy to the people of northern Japan whose lives and communities have been devastated by the recent earthquake and the resulting tsunami and nuclear accidents. But the explosions and likely core meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant were predictable consequences of relying on nuclear power generation - an inherently unsafe technology - especially in a seismically unstable region. The strategy of building nuclear power stations in coastal areas is common to Japan and Britain and even without an earthquake it makes them highly vulnerable to rising sea levels, coastal flooding and extreme weather events which are a feature of climate change. This accident comes only weeks before the 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe. 

MOD consultation on scrapped submarines

A sixteen week public consultation by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on options for dismantling submarines that have left service with the Royal Navy starts today (28 October 2011). The consultation aims to seek the views of the public on disposal of the Navy's redundant nuclear submarines, which are contaminated with radioactive waste.

Scottish Green Party, Green CND and SGP conference 2017

Green MSPs have been supportive of the  UN Treaty to Prohibit  Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) ,  every one of them signed has signed the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge and supported the action at the Parliament the day the TPNW opened for signature.

Scottish CND Dismayed and Disgusted as Trump Withdraws from Iran Nuclear Deal

 Chair Arthur West has expressed Scottish CND's disgust at the recent announcement by US president Donald Trump that he intends to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal.

"This deal has achieved its main aim which is stopping Iran from having nuclear weapons. It is very troubling that the US president has decided to move away from a deal which makes a positive contribution towards a more peaceful world."

Arthur concluded by noting that International Atomic Energy Agency which has inspection powers to keep a heck on how Iran is complying with the deal has expressed concern about the US president moving away from the deal.

"There is clearly substantial opposition to this latest ill advised and wrong headed move by the Trump administration. The International Atomic Energy Agency, Tom Tugendhat MP - the chair of all party foreign affairs committee at Westminster and Dr Patricia Lewis of the respected Chatham House research organisation has all indicated reservations about this move by the Trump administration.

SCND response to Gordon Brown on replacing Trident

The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament criticised the Chancellor for support for replacing Trident \"Gordon Brown has pre-empted the debate