“IT’S your future – make it nuclear free.”
That was the new slogan adopted for 2013 when East Lancashire CND held its AGM in Colne and made plans for its coming year of anti-nuclear campaigning.
The group draws its members from all over the East Lancs area, including Ribble Valley, but it is keen to raise its profile and recruit more new members, particularly young people to swell the numbers at its events.
Its new slogan will be displayed at the group’s events this year and at any other events it attends as a group. Members are hoping there will be people, young or old, of an artistic inclination who will be able to produce some eye-catching A3 placards displaying the words of the slogan and showing the things that need to be done if the future is going to be nuclear free. These imnclude:
l Build no new nuclear power plants and close the existing ones
l Cease the use of depleted uranium weapons
l Expose unsafe practices regarding the disposal and storage of radioactive waste
l Trash the unbelievably expensive Trident nuclear weapons system
l Promote the education of young people about the horrors of nuclear weapons.
Events to be organised in 2013 by East Lancashire CND include:
l a Chernobyl Commemoration and stall outside UCLAN in Burnley. on April 25th, the day before the actual anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
l the annual May Day Rally on May 6th. with a march from Burnley town centre and Information Stall in the community tent at Towneley Park in Burnley.
l a Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemoration in Burnley on August 9th.
The group will also be attending and supporting various other events organised by others throughout the year, including a planed visit the Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base on the west coast of Scotland in solidarity with the Peace Campers.
For more infomation about East Lancashire CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) contact Joan West by e-mail to email@example.com or by phone on 01254 886439, or visit the national CND website at: cnduk.org