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 + actively participating although they have not yet formally presented Continue Reading
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.
Patrick Harvie MSP gives his support to the Nuclear Ban treaty negotiations in New York and their relevance to us in Scotland.
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 2-5 yesterday, there were a number of effective proposed amendments, Continue Reading
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 in all the events to the fullest. The day started Continue Reading
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 below The No Wars No Walls and No Warming Event Continue Reading
Saturday was extremely busy in Scotland as Solidarity Gatherings took place on Arran; and in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Kilmarnock to support the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb in New York. There was singing, speeches, poetry and reading from the messages sent by the Scottish delegation so far. We also Continue Reading
Ronnie Cowan believes we must abolish nuclear weapons and the UK government should be leading that from the front – he knows better than most, he is MP for Inverclyde.
Today we had some time off from the UN negotiations, but not from our nuclear disarmament actions. It was the day of the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb. We decided to walk on Broklyn Bridge and we used every opportunity to show off our banner. We met the rest Continue Reading
Dr Philippa Whitford MP points out that Trident doesn’t protect us from the real threats: cyber attack, terrorism and climate change.