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75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan – events 7th to 9th August 2020

 

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Scottish CND will host an online event at 7 p.m. on the 9th of August. The focus will be on what we must do now to make the witness of the Hibakusha count in the campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. On Nagasaki Day it is time to move from remembering to action to ensure that nuclear weapons are abolished and eliminated. Join Bill Kidd MSP and SCND Chair Lynn Jamieson and be part of the way forward. Access by https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/815877733

Linking to internationals via ICAN. Please ensure that you sign the pledge at the special ICAN anniversary page, rise.icanw.org to honour the Hibakusha, and check out loads of ideas and resources there. In particular, the stories from survivors of the attacks and an ICAN anniversary exhibition which you can download for use in your own locality.

Check out local events here:

 

 

Dunbar There will be a vigil service for Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Sunday 9th August at 2.30pm at the peace pole in the grounds of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Westport, Dunbar. To confirm this event call or email David Mumford in the week beginning 3rd August - 01368 840361 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Edinburgh Yes Hub 31 Lasswade Road, Edinburgh EH16 6TD will be hosting the ICAN 75th anniversary exhibition and will also be hosting a virtual meeting on the evening of the th August at 7 p.m.with the room open from 6.30 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/737734253

Glasgow CND is asking members and supporters to put signs in windows during the period from 3rd to 9th August. These can be very simple home-made messages such as ‘Hiroshima No More - Scrap Trident’, ‘No More Hiroshimas – Ban Nuclear Weapons’ or ‘Nukes Nae More – Support the TPNW’.

At 2 p.m on Sunday 9th August, courtesy of Aberdeen CND and the Aberdeen Social Centre we are using their Zoom account which is much more secure. It will be the same as using the free version of ZOOM except that you join the meeting room first and the administrator grants you access to the meeting. You need to ask the administrator before you speak and before you can share your screen. If you are using a PC or laptop all you need to do is click on this link :

https://zoom.us/j/93369891504?pwd=ZzNFVGxQVCsxNEQxR1E1NlkwM2k1QT09

The meeting ID is 933 6989 1504 The passcode is 727325.

With David Kelly of Glasgow CND as Chair and our three excellent speakers - Professor Lynn Jamieson, Chair SCND; Eric Chester,Chair of the Scottish Peace Network; and Emma Cockburn, Scottish Campaign Organiser for C.A.A.T - it will be a very interesting event with plenty time for you to ask questions.

Renfrewshire CND On Saturday 8th August at 12 - 1pm, there will be a Peace stall at Paisley Cenotaph in conjunction with the Scottish Peace Network, to call for the UK to comply with the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon

Yorkshire CND The Bomb on My Back Sunday 9th August at 1pm

Guest speakers: Joseph Gerson (American Friends Services Committee) speaking about Sumiteru Taniguchi and Senji Yamaguchi, two survivors of the Nagasaki bombing and their lifelong commitment to the anti nuclear cause and Rieko Asato, Japan Council Against A&H Bombs speaking about the 2020 Peace Wave and report on the 2020 World Conference on A& H Bombs. Info and registration: Here <https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-bomb-on-my-back-tickets-112688079078>

Soka Gakkai in the UK Robert Harrap (SGI IK) speaking as part of an online event on Saturday 8th August between 10.00am and 12 noon, which also involves hibakusha Kyoko Gibson from Wales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hiroshima-peace-day-tickets-113724386702

Fasting A number of people will be sharing in the international fast, mostly at a personal and private level and some will be signing up to the international fast statement that has been a tradition for several years.The UK contact for Scots wanting to join this is marcwmorgan@btinternet.comor phone 07563 725829

 

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