Contemporary motions are one of the few opportunities members have to influence conference agenda and the party’s policy making. We encourage you to submit a motion on behalf on Labour CND to help push nuclear disarmament higher on the agenda!
We have two suggestions this year: support for a Shadow Defence Diversification Agency – an urgent next step on the road to winning trade union support for scrapping Trident; and Reducing the risks of nuclear confrontation which calls for a Labour government to sign up to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Reducing nuclear risks contemporary motion
Defence Diversification contemporary motion
Every CLP has the right to submit one contemporary motion of no more than 250 words, provided it hasn’t already submitted a rule change resolution in 2018. Motions must be sent to Labour HQ in time for the DEADLINE of noon on 13 September.
They must refer to an event that takes place after the publication of the National Policy Forum report in early August – any motion without a contemporary reference will be ruled out of order.
If you submit a Labour CND motion, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Balloting for Labour’s National Executive Committee and National Policy Forum elections ends on Thursday 30 August. If you’ve not done so already, cast your votes now for the teams Jeremy Corbyn needs to support his peace and anti-war policies.
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Balloting for Labour’s National Policy Forum election ends on Thursday 30 August. If you’ve not done so already, cast your votes now for the regional teams Jeremy Corbyn needs to support his peace and anti-war policies. You’ll find a full list of Centre Left Grassroots Alliance / Momentum candidates at https://peoplesmomentum.com/2018/03/06/national-policy-forum-2018/
Fifty nine countries have signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and 10 have ratified it so far. But Theresa May has made clear that she has no intentions of Britain signing or ratifying the Treaty. We urge you to generate a debate in your local parties. Richmond Park CLP passed the following motion, submitted by former NEC member Walter Wolfgang:
This CLP notes that the non-nuclear nations are no longer satisfied to leave the promotion of nuclear disarmament to the nuclear powers. Instead they have drafted a treaty banning the production and use of nuclear weapons which is now subject to ratification. This CLP believes that the Labour Party should unequivocally commit itself to sign and ratify this treaty when in office. This implies that it will scrap and not replace the Trident missile programme.
Cast your vote to strengthen support for nuclear disarmament on two of the party’s most important national bodies. Ballots for the election of Constituency Labour Party reps on Labour’s National Executive Committee and National Policy go out from 26 June; Conference delegates elect the National Constitutional Committee rep.
Continue reading “Balloting opens for Labour’s NEC & NPF”
Are you a Unite member, and attending their Policy Conference? Please read our Briefing for Delegates – download via the link below.
LabCND Unite 2018 Newsletter
We hope you’ll also join us at our Fringe meeting:
Come along to this day school on defence diversification for Labour activists, trade unionists and peace campaigners. The afternoon will be split into two sections, the first featuring expert speakers and a Q&A; the second, parallel small group sessions on taking the ideas forward.
Speakers include Fabian Hamilton MP (Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament) who has been given responsibility by Labour for developing a Defence Diversification Agency; Barnaby Pace (researcher and writer on the arms trade); Ann Feltham (Campaign Against the Arms Trade); Kevin Allsop (Unison) and Julie Ward MEP.
This event is organised by Yorkshire CND and supported by Momentum.
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The date is set. Book the day off work. Trump is visiting Britain and CND is supporting the Together Against Trump national demo on Friday 13th July.
This must be the day we stand up to the nuclear warmonger of our age.
Trump’s torn up the Iran nuclear deal. He’s threatened to kill millions with US nukes in North Korea. Those around him stalled the crucial Korean peace negotiations with talk of “doing a Libya” on North Korea.
One minute Trump’s posing as the peace broker, the next minute he’s preparing for war. His presidency threatens the security of the world and it’s time for our movement to confront him.
Friday 13th July is our chance to rise up and say enough is enough. We reject the collusion of Theresa May and her government with this dangerous US administration and deplore the invitation to President Trump.
Get the word out. Put on transport. Donate to the campaign. Contact us for support and make sure you and your friends are there on the 13th July.
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Together Against Trump national demo
Gather 2pm BBC, Portland Place
London W1A 1AA
March to Central London