Appeal for town, parish and community councils to support the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Isle of Wight CND are calling on local councils to create Nuclear Ban Communities and support the Treaty on on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Isle of Wight CND share this latest news in relation to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Ed


On Friday 22nd January the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will enter into force.

This is the once-in-history celebration of the moment we ban nuclear weapons.

Call for Town, Parish and Community Council support
Isle of Wight CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) want to inform you of this moment in history and want to ask Isle of Wight town, parish and community councils to be among the many local councils in the UK to declare support for a world ban on nuclear weapons.

The UK government has refused to participate in the Treaty talks, but as responsible citizens we can make progress towards changing our governments stance.

Create Nuclear Ban Communities
CND are urging councils to create Nuclear Ban Communities. Can your area become such a community?

Together we can sign up to support the TPNW.

Build back better
With the May elections close upon us, it is worth thinking of ways in which after Covid we can build back better.

Taking a stance on the implementation of a Nuclear Ban Community for your locality and then broadening it to encompass the whole of the Isle of Wight would be a huge step towards this aspiration.

If you want to write to your local council you can find their contact details via the Isle of Wight council Website.

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Monday, 18th January, 2021 11:16am

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4 Comments on "Appeal for town, parish and community councils to support the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons"

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Tamara
Donald Trump’s presidency has demonstrated how too much power invested in one person can endanger the whole world. His hostility towards Iran, his volatile relations with North Korea, both unstable countries whom he has provoked into developing nuclear weapons arsenals all the faster. And, in his last crazed days in office, there’s the fear that he himself would press the Red Button. There are many more Trumps… Read more »
Benny C

Can’t we focus on local issues and let national politics do the big stuff?

wellsm

Precisely what I was thinking. It is hard enough to get parish councils to do the basics sometimes!

walkingwizard

Meanwhile, back in the real world! 🤔