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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Scrap Trident Rally Planned in London

As you all know, this year, the UK Parliament is set to vote on whether or not to replace the British Trident nuclear weapons system at an estimated cost of over £180 billion ($260 billion) and at a time when the government is slashing public spending on vital areas such as education, health and welfare services.

The majority of people of the world want to see positive steps taken towards global nuclear disarmament – but talks and negotiations have been stalled for years. The majority of people in the UK, including the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and other parliamentary party leaders, oppose nuclear weapons – now is an excellent time for a call to scrap them - not replace them. 

The UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is therefore organising a national demonstration to protest against Britain's Trident on Saturday, February  27th in London. This message to ‘Stop Trident’ could prove to be a vital intervention ahead of the Parliamentary discussion.

Please help us to get the message out loud and clear: we don't want a new Trident, we don’t want the current Trident - and the world doesn’t want nuclear weapons. We invite the international community to join us in saying “No” to UK government plans and “Yes” to global nuclear disarmament – the longer these weapons exist, the greater the possibility that they will be used.

Please :
a)    Join us in London on 27th February – for more information see:
b)    Come along to our special international planning meeting in London on the 28th February (see attached details) – please let us know if you are coming to this – contact:
c)     Please send messages and/or short videos of support to:
d)    Hand in letters of protest to British Embassies and other representatives.

Thank you - together we can abolish nuclear weapons once and for all.

Dave Webb
Chair, CND


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