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London Region CND AGM

January 10, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm


You are invited to the London Region CND AGM and conference. You can come to either or both. Both will be interesting, but the Conference is always very informative.

The details are below.


10.00am: Registration. Coffee, tea and juice available.
10.30: Apologies. Chair’s welcome and review of past year.
10.50: Reports from local CND groups in London.
11.10: Discussion of resolution. (For text see below.)
11.30: Treasurer’s report, followed by questions.
11.45: Reports from Nuclear Trains Action Group and the Campaign for a Nuclear-Free Middle East.
11.55: Endorsement of those standing for election as LRCND Officers, for LRCND Delegates to CND Council and for Ordinary Members of LRCND Executive.


12.00: Speaker: Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary: “Campaigning against Trident and Trident Renewal in the lead up to the General Election 2014

Lunch Break, 12.45-1.55pm
1.55pm: announcements

2-3pm: Two alternative workshops:
1) “Organising an election hustings meeting and other ways for local groups to introduce the question of Trident into the election campaign.” Introduced by Ben Folley, CND Campaigns Worker. In Fenner Brockway room.
2) “The continuing Fukushima disaster and its lessons for the UK.” Introduced by Rik, a member of the grassroots group, Kick Nuclear. In Bertrand Russell room.

3.00-3.15pm: Tea break.

3.15-4.15pm: Two alternative workshops:
3) “The current crises in the Middle East: causes and future prospects.” Introduced by Sami Ramadani, Iraqi Democrat and Guardian columnist.
4) “Campaigning against the DSEi arms fair, September 2015.” Introduced by Anne-Marie O’Reilly, Campaign Against the Arms Fair Events & Training Worker. In Bertrand Russell room

4.15pm: Speaker: Maya Evans, Voice for Creative Non-Violence UK: “Afghanistan as British troops leave.” Followed by questions and discussion. (Maya will speak from personal experience as she has spent much time in Afghanistan over recent years on humanitarian and solidarity delegations, including over this Christmas period.)

5pm: End of Conference.

Resolution for discussion: Ceasefire in Ukraine
London Region CND notes that:
– the civil war in Ukraine is continuing, and is causing suffering to the people of Ukraine;
– the civil war in Ukraine has been accompanied by warlike rhetoric within NATO countries and within Russia;
– the civil war in Ukraine has been accompanied by military deployments by NATO countries and by Russia;
– nuclear weapons are possessed by NATO countries and Russia, and these nuclear weapons continue to be enhanced on both sides.
London Region CND:
– wishes an immediate and permanent ceasefire within Ukraine, and therefore calls upon the governments of the USA and Russia to work together to bring this about;
– deplores the prospect of a new “cold war”, and will publicise the dangers of escalation to a major war between nuclear powers that this entails;
– opposes the UK’s role in escalating tensions, and UK participation in military manoeuvres on the borders of Russia.


January 10, 2015
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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