East Midlands Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Monday 6 August 2012
A Vigil will be held outside the Rolls Royce Raynesway Factory, Derby, between 3 – 4pm
to mark the Anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 and of Nagasaki 3 days later. This is one of many events around the Country and in other Nations commemorating the appalling loss of life and the suffering of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The bombing of these two cities is the only time nuclear weapons have been used in warfare, but today’s nuclear weapons are eight times more powerful than those dropped then, and would kill millions. We must not forget the horror of these events and the particular immorality and illegality of the use of nuclear weapons.
However non-use is not enough. While nuclear weapons are planned, developed, designed, manufactured, tested, armed and targeted sooner or later they may be used by accident or mad design. This is why we hold our local vigil outside Rolls Royce Raynesway factory, for this is one of the places where a new future of nuclear weapons is now being planned and advanced.
Britain signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1970, agreeing to complete nuclear disarmament, but instead plans to replace the Trident submarine nuclear weapon system at a cost of over £100 billion.
Please join our vigil and call on the Government to cut Trident and work for a global abolition treaty.
For more information contact:
Lesley Mathews, EMCND secretary. Tel. 01246 235723 email: firstname.lastname@example.org