Nuclear free zone

Posted on | December 11, 2020 | No Comments

Nae nukes here www.cnduk.org

Scientists welcome Key Milestone for nuclear weapons ban Treaty

Posted on | October 26, 2020 | No Comments

https://sgr.org.uk/resources/scientists-welcome-key-milestone-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty

UN international Day of Peace

Posted on | September 19, 2020 | No Comments

https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-peace#:~:text=Each%20year%20the%20International%20Day%20of%20Peace%20is,ever%20that%20we%20are%20not%20each%20other%E2%80%99s%20enemies.

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Peace Vigil Norwich September 2020

Posted on | September 16, 2020 | No Comments

Hiroshima Day

Posted on | August 4, 2020 | No Comments

75 year anniversary of atomic bomb drop on Hiroshima,  destructive power still multiplying

11.02 on Thursday 6th August Marks 75 years since the ‘never to be used’ atomic bomb devastated Hiroshima.CND invites you to commemorate the occasion safely with a socially distanced vigil at the Peace Memorialfrom 10.45 to 11.15 to mark the first atomic bomb drop at 11.02.   The Peace Memorial is behind the better known War Memorial,facing the Memorial Garden and market. There are also many online events for those unable to attend in person, listed on CNDUK website. This is part of Global  Peace Wave, first seen in 1987.The organisers of the World Conference have called for another Peace Wave this year, with the following statement:“Let us make the Peace Wave a tremendous campaign by which the anti-nuclear movements, in cooperation with all other movements demanding cuts in military expenditure, protection of human lives, livings and jobs, gender equality and other vital needs, will take the lead in establishing a nuclear weapon-free, peaceful and just world.” 


 Local (Green Party) councillor Lesley Grahame said:    ‘The appropriate response to a massacre anywhere is ‘Never again’.  However since dropping the first atomic bomb 75 years ago, governments of all shades have instead been spending eye-watering sums of money to multiply their capacity for mass destruction.  Just replacing Trident is estimated to take £205 billion of our money away from vital services, while the NHS, local government, schools struggle to cope without sufficient funding, and food poverty leaves many worrying about the end of the week as well as the end of the world.’ Successive UK governments have claimed to support multi-lateral disarmament, but have refused to join the negotiations for multilateral disarmament enshrined in the Treaty for Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.In the latest release of the MoD’s major projects data, the Amber/Red rating given to the Core Production Capability project at Rolls-Royce in Derby has been justified on the basis that delays in reactor core production could slow down progress in building nuclear-armed Dreadnought submarines. This is the first time the MoD have officially acknowledged this risk, and in Norwich we might reasonably ask whether Sizewell performs a similar function in fuelling mass destruction, and putting local and not-so-local residents at risk.  Norwich City Council is among  hundreds of cities, local and regional bodies all around the world that have spoken out in support of the Treaty for Prohibition of Nuclear Weapans through the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons’  Cities Appeal.Britain has 200 nuclear weapons, 120 are ready to use, each one estimated to deliver 100 kilotons, compared with the 15 kilotons that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  

Sue Wright is taking up CND’s Origami Crane Challenge to create 75 origami cranes to raise money for CND. You can sponsor her by donating through https://cnduk.org/donate/ or by phoning 07508 778 357. She will be displaying these  raising a glass for peace at Pull’s Ferry on Riverside Walk (opposite the Yacht Station), on Sunday 9th August at 6pm. This is the anniversary of the United States’  second atomic bomb drop on Nagasaki. 

   Contact:  Lesley Grahame 07711 298214 Photo-opportunity  11am Thursday 6th August, Memorial Garden  Further information There are online events here:Hiroshima and Nagasaki CND exhibition: Events –https://www.icanw.org/region-europehttps://www.icanw.org/full_text_of_the_treatyMoD admits problems at Rolls-Royce could delay Dreadnought | Nuclear Information Service

Announcement

Posted on | June 29, 2020 | No Comments

This is to confirm that for the first time in 14 years

the NPC&PC event has regretably had to be

cancelled owing to precautions necessitated

by the Coronovirus pandemic.

We are hoping that nevertheless a get together

of members may be possible in some way

and also maybe a modest Peace Cycle

to mark UN Peace Day 21st September.

More news will be available nearer the time.

A sign of hope and reassurance in these very difficult times:

Posted on | April 18, 2020 | No Comments

Peace and goodwill to all

Corona virus

Posted on | April 9, 2020 | No Comments

Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle commends all those, especially in NHS

who are doing everything they can to bring the Corona virus under control. This is a whole world issue, no one is totally unaffected.

We need complete international co-operation at all levels and and a final end to war forever. Enough is enough, too many have died and suffered over so many years in a futile attempt to be all powerful. The UN General Secretary very recently called for a global ceasefire, this should be honoured by all immediately. Once Corona virus is overcome, and we will overcome it as previous plagues and calamities also, we must finally learn the lessons that we cannot continue destroying ourselves and our beautiful earth on the altar of war. If we wish to survive and for those yet to come especially we owe this as a minimum out of respect to our better destiny and especially for those who are poor, downtrodden, disenfranchised and abused, all this has to end

or there will be no future at all for anyone.
Give Peace a Chance

For good, authoritative and sound information please goto:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Not in our name…

Posted on | April 9, 2020 | No Comments

For something different and bringing memories back

by local Norwich artist James Frost:

please select Not in Our Name

and Peace

https://www.jamesfrostmusic.com/music

Medecins Sans Frontieres

Posted on | February 7, 2020 | No Comments

February 21, 2020
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Dear Friends,

It is time to tell you about our February UNA LunchBox talk.  The talk will take place on Friday 21st February at 1pm in the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW.  Our talk this month will be about the activities of that wonderful organistation: Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF).  Medical teams from MSF act fast to save peoples lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics in over 65 countries around the world.

On any given day, there are over 30,000 inspiring doctors, nurses, logisticians and other project staff working for MSF overseas.  Our UK office is responsible for 300 staff and many of them are happy to share their stories once they have returned home.   And this is the case with our speaker today, Christopher Peskett.

Christopher is a Registered General Nurse who has worked in the field for over 10 years, in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.  He had a variety of roles: nursing manager, research coordinator, medical team leader and project coordinator.  No one could be better equipped to give us a valuable insight into the activities of Medecins Sans Frontiers.  Don’t miss it!

best wishes,

Marguerite Finn

UNA Norwich

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