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EDM on Global Ban at Westminster

An Early Day Motion was lodged at Westminster by Patricia Gibson MP yesterday about the Nuclear Ban. It expresses concern that the UK is not part of the Global Ban Treaty discussion; dismay that the mainstream media do not cover … Continue reading

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Report 27 June & the new new draft

After the UN’s holiday weekend, and a new influx of campaigners fully briefed from the weekend orientation meeting, the International Campaigner’s morning meeting was highly charged. However, the new draft still had not arrived and we were not even fully … Continue reading

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Day 9 of the nuclear ban treaty discussions

It’s our last day at the negotiations for most of the Scottish Delegates and by now you must be quite used to the format of our days and reports. I’ll therefore change the style of today’s article, but not before … Continue reading

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Day 8 of the nuclear ban treaty discussions

The 8th day of the ban treaty negotiations gave rise to particular excitement as our Scottish team had the opportunity to organise our very own side event ‘Scotland can disarm the UK’! But first, our daily campaigner’s briefing got the … Continue reading

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Day 7 of the nuclear ban discussions

The ICAN morning briefing reported that yesterday’s civil society input was well received. The states have to present their credentials to the secretariat to go on record as participating, and already 65 states have done so, with a further 40 … Continue reading

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Video: Why Christians support the global nuclear ban

Christian groups  gather regularly  at Faslane to oppose Nuclear Weapons. In this Justice and Peace Scotland film faith leaders, including Archbishop Tartaglia, Bishop Nolan, Rev McLachlan and Rev Mumford, speak about the reasons for their opposition and their hopes for the coming Global Ban in achieving peace.

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Video: Patrick Harvie We should not tolerate WMD in the Modern world

Patrick Harvie MSP gives his support to the Nuclear Ban treaty negotiations in New York  and their relevance to us in Scotland.

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Day 6 of the nuclear ban treaty discussions

Day 6 began with our usual morning ICAN briefing, where we were presented with the exciting news that 125 Governments have participated in the negotiations so far- a very promising figure. It was agreed that in the negotiations of Articles … Continue reading

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Day 5 of the nuclear ban treaty discussions

Monday morning was anything but dull at the United Nations in New York as we started the week with an action packed programme. We were definitely glad to have a team presence so that we could split up and participate … Continue reading

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Day 4 of the nuclear ban treaty discussions

On Sunday, our delegation split to attend two meeting. Flavia attended the ICAN campaigners meeting and the rest of the team went to “One struggle, many fronts: No nukes, no walls, no warming” side event. Reports of those are given … Continue reading

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