Global Dangers: Caroline Lucas to speak at CND meeting in Reigate

On 12 September, Green MP Caroline Lucas will join Join Reigate and Redhill CND at a public meeting on safety and security in a dangerous world.

The meeting is from 7-9pm at Friends Meeting House, 47 Reigate Road, RH2 0QT – and is part of CND’s Global Dangers tour.

The following text is from the CND website

We live in increasingly unstable times, where nuclear dangers are growing alarmingly. 

The international rules-based system is collapsing before our eyes.

President Trump has pulled out of anti-nuclear treaties with Russia and Iran, while championing the role of ‘useable’ nuclear weapons in US military strategy.  The crucial agreement that is preventing a nuclear arms race – the New START Treaty – is now in danger.

Trump has ushered in a new era of militarism and is preparing for high-tech, massively violent wars against Russia and China, as well as launching a Space Force. Artificial Intelligence, with its dual use and military capacities, is on the rise, as is cyber-hacking.

This is all happening against a background of dangerous climate change, resource wars and mass migration. We are in a complex, rapidly evolving and very dangerous situation.

The Doomsday Clock is currently set at two minutes to midnight. The hands have never been closer, even at the height of the Cold War. An additional, significant risk is the increased use of information warfare to undermine democracy around the world.

But there is an alternative. Instead of wasting billions on new nuclear weapons, Britain could scrap Trident and join the global majority that support a global ban on these weapons of mass destruction. And it could work to bring other nuclear weapons states on board. A better and safer world can be created – join CND to discuss how.

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