Wednesday, October 16, 2013

No Glory in War

No Glory in War: campaigning in peace to remember the First World War

Campaign launch Friday, 25 October
7.30pm at St James's Church Piccadilly.

Tickets £13/£6 concessions.
Book now by calling 020 7561 4830 or online here:

With Billy Bragg, Elvis McGonagall, Kika Markham, Roger Lloyd Pack, George Hlawiczka, John Landor, I Maestri, Sally Davies, Jeremy Corbyn MP and others. Performances include Vaughan Williams' the Lark Ascending played by George Hlawiczka, violin, with I Maestri and London Musical Arts Orchestra conducted by John Landor.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Keep Space for Peace Week

Week of Action Against Drones
5th - 12th October

Starting this Saturday 5th October at midday, join activists from across Britain at RAF Croughton in Oxfordshire to say Keep Space for Peace and no to drones! Full details and registration at the CND website.

Yorkshire CND has also organised a series of events at RAF bases Menwith Hill and Fylingdales - take a look at their website for full details.

Our friends at the Drones Campaign Network have a detailed list of the week's events across Britain. Take a look and get involved here!


Only a few days left to register for CND Conference!
CND Conference will be held in Liverpool on 12th & 13th October. Our annual conference and AGM gives members the opportunity to decide our overall direction for the coming year, debate contemporary issues, vote in CND’s national Council elections, and to draw strength and inspiration from participating in a collective national forum.

This year’s theme is Building our Alliances to Scrap Trident. Expert speakers will be discussing how to work with a range of sectors to campaign against Trident in the run up to 2016. This includes parliamentarians, trade unionists, development organizations, faith communities, young people and students. It’s time to build and extend our anti-Trident alliances!

The full list of speakers and details of how to register can be found here:

Registration deadline (to attend with full voting rights): Friday 4th October


Discount tickets for CND supporters to Eric Schlosser at Conway Hall
7:30pm, 15th October
Eric Schlosser is the author of The New York Times bestsellers 'Fast Food Nation' and 'Reefer Madness'. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The Nation. His latest book is Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.

CND supporters have been kindly offered discounted tickets of £13 (instead of £20) to hear Eric in conversation about his new book Command and Control.

To book your tickets go to: and enter the code NUCLEAR


Keep Space for Peace
The Spokesman 117

For 20 years or so, since the 1980s, Star Wars or ‘missile defence’ had a long record of test failures. The ambition to hit a bullet with a bullet was proving extremely difficult to achieve. Usually, they missed or crashed. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union collapsed, and the global strategic balance shifted. The Cold War gave way to serial Western wars on Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, whilst expansion of NATO and the encirclement of Russia moved ahead. Opportunities for constructive co-operation with Russia were spurned by the US, as Stephen Cohen again points out. At the same time, the revised architecture of missile defence now appears more effective, as Bruce Gagnon argues. China’s rise, and Obama’s ‘pivot’ to the Pacific, complicate the picture, so that Russia’s security interests are much more closely shared with China than during the long years of Cold War. For some historical perspective on nuclear confrontations, we revisit Bertrand Russell’s personal role in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

Cold War Chill – Stephen F Cohen
Is Missile Defence Working? – Bruce Gagnon
Jeju meets Hawaii – Esther Koohan Paik
Defence against whose Missiles? – Abi Rhodes
Cuban Missile Crisis – 50 years on – Bertrand Russell
Turbulence Ahead – Gabriel Kolko
Feeding the Cities – Zhores Medvedev
Palestinian Women – Juheina Khaldieh reviews Jehan Helou
Yugoslavia’s Self-Management – Daniel Jakopovich
Cissy Worswick Dances – Mike Harding

Price £6.00 - ISBN: 978 0 85124 814 1

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