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Sad news as local STW & CND founder passes away

Reigate & Redhill CND and Stop the War has lost one of its founder members and most active participants, with the death of Daphne Pritchard. Daphne died in hospital on February 18 after a short illness. Daphne had been Secretary of the local Stop the War and CND groups for many years and had been … Continue reading

Redhill & Reigate STW & CND: next meeting tomorrow, February 1

Our monthly meeting will be usual place, usual time: 8pm in the back room of the Garland pub, Brighton Road, Redhill. CND business first then STW business. Stop the War annual meeting & national conference Saturday 3rd March 10am-5pm Registration opens 9am ULU, Malet St, WC1E 7HY The conference will be a chance to discuss … Continue reading

Scottish independence ‘would mean no home for Trident’

If Scotland becomes independent in 2014, Trident will have nowhere to go, writes CND head office. This is the verdict from within the Ministry of Defence (MoD). It is also the conclusion of CND’s detailed report, based on government archives, into potential alternative sites for Trident. An MoD source has confirmed that “there simply isn’t … Continue reading

CND steps up “cut Trident” campaign

CND is launching a new phase of Cut Trident campaigning ahead of Budget Day on the 21st March. There will be a fleet of 50 London buses bearing our Trident cuts message and local groups are being asked to get planning now to raise this issue in their own areas. CND head office asks: Please send details … Continue reading

Join Saturday’s protest to mark 10th anniversary of Guantanamo camp – help free the prisoners

This week marks the shameful 10th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The ill treatment of these prisoners detained without trial or any legal rights has produced widespread opposition to the camp. There will be a protest organised by London Guantanamo Campaign and Save Shaker Aamer Campaign this Saturday 7th Jan, 2pm … Continue reading

Trident replacement rises to £100 billion+: government must make public the alternatives, says CND

2012 is a critical year as the cost of Trident replacement is now estimated at more than £100 BILLION. CND welcomes the news last month that the Ministry of Defence may yet publish findings from the Trident Alternatives Review. The government has been under increasing pressure over its attempts to bury the review, after defence … Continue reading

Reminder: Redhill & Reigate CND/STW meeting tonight

All members of CND and Stop the War welcome at the first of our 2012 monthly meetings, tonight (January 4) at 8pm in the Garland pub, Brighton Road, Redhill RH1 6PP. CND member John Manfield will be the speaker: he’ll talk about ‘Why I am a pacifist’. John is an experienced speaker and a long time pacifist. … Continue reading

Hiroshima Day event draws public attention to massive weapons spend

Just back from the Hiroshima Day event in Redhill town centre. We held a minute’s silence and handed out lots of leaflets calling for the cancellation of the Trident project. We received a lot of interest and questions from passers-by; people seem to be finally waking up to the fact that there is a connection … Continue reading

Sign up to support Labour CND’s opposition to Trident

A group of 23 Labour MPs has issued a statement calling for the replacement of Trident to be reviewed. The statement, published in the Guardian today, says: “We regret that the coalition has committed to Trident replacement. At a time of severe spending cuts across the public sector, there has been no critical assessment of … Continue reading

Take action over nukes

CND is asking members to take action in several ways as of late July. Write to the Lib Dem Defence Minister asking him to include non-replacement in his review of “alternatives”’ to Trident. Write to your MP asking her/him to sign EDM 1924 calling for a full review of Trident. Also ask the MP to … Continue reading

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