Extinction Rebellion or Extinction? 21 October, Dagnall Street Baptist Church, St Albans
A coming together of movements to resist the twin existential threats of militarism and climate emergency. Come and hear more from our speaker Professor Kate Jeffery from Extinction Rebellion.
We marked Stanislav Petrov Day at the peace pole in Sumpter Yard. On 26th September 1983 he played a key role in preventing a nuclear war. Soviet early warning system detected an incoming missile strike from the United States but Petrov made the decision that the instruments were wrong and that this was a false alarm. More here.
For our annual commemoration of the devastating nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, local people wrote their messages for peace on paper doves which we displayed on the railings in town.
Undeterred by the rain we spent a Saturday in town talking to people about the campaign to ban nuclear weapons.
In May we joined forces with other community and environmental groups and to hold a Sustainable St Albans Festival with stalls, events and action in the town centre market.
Read all our latest news and find out more about local CND activities in our summer newsletter here.
As part of Sustainable St Albans week we collected nearly 300 signatures to the citizens’ charter for the prohibition of nuclear weapons and gave out 500 leaflets. We were also visited by the Bishop of St Albans who gave his support and signed the charter. The Herts Advertiser covered the story in this article here.
Bishop of St Albans joins us to express his support.
Last July 122 countries at the UN signed an historic treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The treaty will make it illegal to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess, stockpile,
transfer, use or threaten to use nuclear weapons. Sadly the UK government, and other
nuclear armed states refused to take part. Full details on reverse of this letter.
We are collecting signatures in St Peters Street to tell the people of St Albans about this
historic treaty and alert them to the fact that our government refuses to sign. If you can help for half an hour or an hour please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that the Bishop of St Albans will be joining our action.
It is good to see the very interesting visit to St Albans by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Rebecca Johnson has been written up in local news. Please see:
We also plan an advert in the same paper next week to publicise the award of the prize on 10 December.