After Monday's vote at Westminster which committed the UK to renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system, the local branch of the Scottish Green Party are calling on all attending the recent demos in East Kilbride, Rutherglen, Hamilton and Biggar, to continue to work together to ensure nuclear weapons have no future in Scotland or across the world.
In the Tories rush to vote on the renewal of Trident at Westminster on Monday, people of East Kilbride and Biggar are invited to make their voices heard loud and clear at flash mob demos at EK Bus Sation and Biggar Corn Exchange this Saturday at 12 noon as part of a country wide demo instigated by the Scrap Trident Campaign. All individuals, groups and political parties will be welcome - bring flags or home made anti trident banners or just yourself - all welcome.
Isobel Lindsay of SCND and Scotland's for Peace will talk on Trident and Peace. All welcome, members and non-members. Free but donations welcome.
My uncle was a prisoner of the Imperial Japanese Military for 6 years. For the rest of his life he had a burning hatred for the Japanese and all things Japanese.
His generation (and subsequent generations) believed that the dropping of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary actions and forced the Japanese military to surrender. This was not the case.
East Kilbride residents gathered at the Peace Tree, to remember the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which killed at least 129,000 people immediately and a further 70,000 from radiation sickness. Those attending laid flowers, held a minutes silence and shared their thoughts and feelings about nuclear weapons.
Join a mass national demonstration in Glasgow city centre on Saturday 4th of April. Assemble in George Square 10:30am. March 11am. Rally in George Square 12noon.
The rally assembles in George Square and marches off at 11am. The route of the march is George Square – St Vincent Street – Union Street – Argyle Street – Queen Street – Ingram Street – S Frederick Street – George Square.
This is a wonderful protest knitting art project which involves loads of people making 1 m long sections of a 7 mile long peace scarf. It is ideal for anyone who wants to learn to knit but hasn't found anything interesting to start off with! If it gets to 428 miles long it would reach to Faslane!