Anti-nuclear rally to be held at Faslane nuclear base

By agency reporter
September 13, 2018

International anti-nuclear campaigners will address a major rally in Scotland on 22 September 2018. Activists from the United States, Israel, Russia, Iran, the Netherlands and South Korea will demand support for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, as well as highlighting the majority opposition to Trident in Scotland.

The rally – called by Scottish CND – will take place thirty miles from Glasgow at Faslane, home to the naval base that hosts Britain’s nuclear submarines.

Speakers include: Sharon Dolev, Founding director of the Israeli Disarmament Movement; Ekatrina Earsalovna, Professor of International Relations, Ural Federal University; Anthony Donovan, writer, organiser and documentary maker on peace and disarmament from New York; Emad Kiyaei, a consultant from Iran; Maaike Beenes, an activist with PAX in the Netherlands; Members of the People’s Democratic Party, South Korea; Allison Pytlak, Reaching Critical Will; Timmon Wallis, nuclearban.us, United States.

Campaigners will gather at Faslane Peace Camp at 12 noon and walk from the Peace Camp to the North Gate of the base for the rally, a distance of around a mile. The rally should end between 3 and 4 pm

As well as the rally itself there will be other events over that weekend to take advantage of the presence of campaigners from around the world.

* Further details of events, transport etc available here

* Scottish CND http://www.nuclearban.scot/

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