7.30-9.30pm, Monday 15 February
Leytonstone United Free Church, 55 Wallwood Rd, London E11 1AY
(Five minutes from Leytonstone tube station)
Trident is a weapon of mass destruction. Its use would be illegal and immoral. It would kill millions of people, maim millions more, and render vast parts of our world uninhabitable for generations. But the government is proposing to spend £100 billion (and inevitably much more) on renewing it.
We oppose this criminal waste of human and natural resources. The same money and skills could be used to produce renewable energy, to support and improve our schools and hospitals, to pay a decent wage to millions of public service workers and to end the vicious attacks on poor, sick and disabled people.
In the run-up to the national demonstration on 27 February, Waltham Forest Left Unity invites you to a public forum with CND General Secretary Kate Hudson, and Sophie Bolt from Waltham Forest Stop the War. All welcome.
Leytonstone United Free Church
The anti-air war memorial erected by socialist and feminist campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst was re-dedicated in an event organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) to co-incide with World Disarmament Day. The monument was put up by Sylvia on the grounds of the “Red Cottage”, her home in Woodford Green, in 1935 to show opposition to the fascist Italian government’s invasion of Ethiopia.
At the event a statement was read on behalf of her son Richard Pankhurst, who lives in Addis Ababa. Other speakers at the event included peace campaigner Bruce Kent, Pankhurst’s biographer Katherine Connelly, former Ilford North MP Linda Perham and Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford and Woodford Green.
The Left Unity women’s caucus banner made its first outing at today’s re-dedication. In a bit of irony, the banners of several groups including CND, the Green Party women’s group and our banner were asked to be taken down as the event was “unpolitical”. Somehow, I doubt Sylvia Pankhurst would have agreed!
More information on Sylvia Pankhurst can be found here