2018 is the 60th anniversary of CND. There was a strong Bath
contingent at the demo celebrating this at Aldermaston on 1 April.
Judith Eversley writes:
Kate Hudson, General Secretary of CND, has written a book to tell the story of the organisation, and CND at 60: Britain’s most enduring mass movement will have its Bath launch in our Meeting House on Wednesday 2nd May at 7:30 pm. The event is supported by Oldfield Park Bookshop, the independent bookseller in Moorland Road. Thanks to Harry Wainwright of OPB, the book will be on offer at a special price of £10 (instead of £12.99) and of course you will be able to ask Kate to sign your copy.
Kate will explain that CND is as important and relevant as it has ever been, given the present crisis in international relations. We still have nuclear weapons, so the campaign has not succeeded yet, but there have been two recent achievements of the worldwide anti-nuclear movement which give us hope: the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and the global treaty banning all nuclear weapons, brought about via a campaign in which CND played an important part. With the support of most members of the United Nations (122 out of a 195 member states), serious pressure can be brought to bear on the UN for multilateral nuclear disarmament by nuclear weapons states – among them the UK.
Looking ahead: on Friday 15th June, Rethinking Security holds its first London day conference, at Friends House. As the Government is currently conducting a review of National Security, this is timely. Threats facing the world – climate change, cyber-warfare and terrorism – require new ways of thinking about security: this conference is a chance to hear excellent speakers set out a practical, workable way of approaching this. There’s a neat little video about the conference here.
Rethinking Security at Friends House Euston Fri 15 June