Mon. October 8, 2012
“Trident Submarines, Nuclear Weapons: Not in Wales, Not in England – Not Anywhere!”
On Tuesday 16th October from 12 to 4pm, concerned people from Wales and the borders will be gathering on the steps on Y Senedd in Cardiff Bay to make their opposition to nuclear weapons clear.
At a visual event involving a huge Welsh dragon, participants will listen to speeches of from five political parties, including four Labour Party Assembly Members and the Leaders of Plaid Cymru, Liberal Democrats and the Green Party. Also, a Member of the Scottish Parliament, Jean Urquhart MSP, will be coming to Cardiff especially to participate.
This will be followed by performances including excerpts from ‘The Trident Oratorio’ by Camilla Cantantata of Knighton, Powys and other music by Côr Gobaith (Aberystwyth) and Côr Cochion Caerdydd.
Giant messages calling on the Welsh Government not to support nuclear weapons based in Wales, or anywhere will be handed in to the First Minister.
Messages read out will include those by Archbishop of Wales, Barry Morgan.
Those taking part will be coming from as far afield as Holyhead, and a delegation is bringing their message calling for no nuclear weapons from Hereford Peace Council’ The nuclear weapons issue knows no boundaries.
The event is sponsored and organised by CND Cymru, Trident Ploughshares and Knighton Action for Peace & Justice.
Prior interviews are available now.
CND Cymru National Secretary Jill Gough t: 01239 85 11 88
CND Cymru Vice Chair Dr. John Cox t: 01495 773 495
CND Cymru Chair Stephen Thomas: 02920 6666 45
Angie Zelter Trident Ploughshares t: 01547 520 929
Jean Urquhart MSP is available for interviews in advance as well as on the day. Please contact Marianne Mitchelson, her Parliamentary manager t: 0131 348 5053 Marianne.Mitchelson@scottish.parliament.uk