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Women taking the lead!

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – South London Group
WOMEN TAKING THE LEAD!
Cut the UK war machine, not our social services
Speaker: Marie-Lyse Numuhoza of WILPF ‘Voices of African Women’ Campaign
Date: 10th July at 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Location: Renton Close Community Centre, Renton Close Estate, Brixton Hill, SW2 1 EY
How to get there: from Brixton tube station take any but toward Streatham or Croydon –
45, 59. 109, 118, 133, 159, 250, 333 and alight Jebb Avenue / Brixton Prison stop
Our speaker, Marie-Lyse Numuhoza, came to Britain as a teenager from Rwanda and is active in the opposition to Kigame within the UK’s Rwandan community. In 2010 she toured California on behalf of WILPF speaking about the significance of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 for African women.  She is a member of the UK-WILPF’s executive committee and has recently set up a network for women who are isolated facing the cuts.
Please email or call me on 077 07641677 if you would like more details or discuss this.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the 10th!

Executive Meeting

WILPF’s Executive will be holding their next meeting on Saturday 1st June

11 am to 4pm , Tindlemanor ( Women only building),  52 – 54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT

All members welcome!

Tea, coffee will be provided. Please bring and share lunch.

Look forward to seeing you then.

SAVE LEGAL AID – DEMONSTRATE – JUSTICE FORSALE

Wednesday 22nd May 2013 10:30am, Old Palace Yard, SW1 [outside Parliament]
Speakers include: Clive Stafford Smith, Gerry Conlan (Guildford 4), Family Member of Jean Charles De Menezes, Dave Rowntree & Breda Power (daughter of Billy Power of Birmingham 6)
Protest against the MoJ’s plans to introduce price competitive tendering for criminal legal aid work. Protect your clients’ right to have a solicitor of their choice. Stop these plans for justice on the cheap which will have devastating consequences. Make your voice heard!

Join WILPF ladies tomorrow!

Followed by mass rally at Friends Meeting House, Euston@ 1.30pm

Women’s Anti-nuclear protest at Aldermaston on 28th June

header1Action AWE is a campaign to take action at the bomb factory at Aldermaston to protest against nuclear weapons.  It will continue from now until the general election in 2015 and WILPF is a supporting organisation .

On Friday June 28th women from WILPF and Women in Black will be outside Aldermaston when the workers are leaving the bomb factory at the end of Friday afternoon.

Cars full of women with appropriate placards and leaflets will drive down to Aldermaston to arrive in good time for the workers leaving.  Afterwards we will drive home.  Small affinity groups have already been doing this either when workers arrive in the morning or when they leave at the end of the day.   There is lots of information about actions on the AWE website.  There may be other opportunities later for an action at Aldermaston on a weekend.

We now have about a dozen WiB and WILPF women who have so far said that they want to do this and three cars with drivers available.

Can you join us?  You will not be blockading or doing anything for which you could be arrested simply alerting the workers to our views on what they are doing.  Please contact Sheila on 01689  837848 if you want a place in a car – or are available to drive.

Brixton Event Tuesday 14th May 2013

***UPCOMING EVENT***
WE CAN CHANGE OUR LIVES
Find out how you can help WILPF* campaign locally and internationally to make a better and safer world for women

Speakers:*Maie El Hag (UK WILPF President) Ways in which we can bring about change
*Holly Ahom WILPF’s Voices of African Women Campaign
*Ilse Wermink International WILPF and the Arms Trade Treaty

Followed by a discussion.

Come and join us on Tuesday 14th May at 7.30pm and bring your friends!

Location: Renton Close Community Centre, SW2 1EZ Brixton Hill (Nearest underground: Brixton then walk or bus up Brixton Hill

Buses: 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 250, 333 alight Jebb Avenue/Brixton Prison stop.

[Renton Close is the block of flats on corner of Brixton Hill and Jebb Avenue. Walk through main archway, turn right and the community centre is through the gate and down the slope.]

JOIN US! Ground the Drones Protest 27th April 2013

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WILPF members will be heading to RAF Waddington on Saturday 27th April to take action against drones. For more details please contact office@ukwilpf.org.uk

Drones have become the latest weapon of choice in the so-called war on terror. Operated far away from conflict zones, drones make it much easier for politicians to launch military strikes and order extrajudicial assassinations without democratic oversight or accountability to the public.

Take Action: Join the Ground the Drones Protest Saturday 27 April 2013 at RAF Waddington

This spring, for the first time, Britain will begin operating remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or ‘drones’ from a new facility at the RAF military base in Waddington near Lincoln. This marks a critical expansion in Britain’s drones programme. The government will also double its number of armed Reaper drones in Afghanistan.

Drones are indiscriminate weapons of war that have been responsible for thousands of civilian deaths. Rather than expanding the UK’s arsenal, drones should be banned, just as landmines and cluster munitions were banned. Now is the time to stop the rise of drone warfare – before it is too late.

Take Action: Join the Ground the Drones Protest

We will assemble in Lincoln South Park at 12 noon for a march to RAF Waddington, the UK’s new centre of drone operations.

Protest called by Stop the War, CND, War on Want and Drone Wars UK

Global Day of Action Against Military Spending

DSCF0063On the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending members of WILPF Scottish Branch got up at 3.30am to meet a coach before 4.30am to attend the blockade and supporting demo of Faslane Naval Base where the UK Fleet of Nuclear Submarines are based.

Knitting for Peace at the blockade of Faslane Naval Base.

 

Singers from Protest in Harmony who sing at demos in Scotland-during a break from singing to support the Blockaders.DSCF0065

 

 

 

We all liked this banner.

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                                                                                        Faslane North Gate supporting demo.                                                                                        DSCF0072

From Saturday 13th April Scrap Trident Demo Glasgow – main banner being held by CND women including second from left Lyn Jamieson – also a WILPF member.

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JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE 98TH BIRTHDAY OF WILPF

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LONDON – WILPF warmly invites you to celebrate the 98th Birthday of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

On Saturday 27th April, 7.00pm to 9.30pm at Housman’s Bookshop in the Caledonian Road close to King’s Cross Station.

Wine, Birthday Cake and Good Company

We celebrate the time 98 years ago when thousand of courageous women went to The Hague with the determination to persuade world leaders to cease the murderous war. All feminists and admirers of WILPF welcome.

Please email dianebrace1@gmail.com to accept this invitation.

WILPF Spring Seminar – Saturday 16 March

WILPF Spring Seminar and Annual General Meeting

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW: AGM Flyer back 2013

VOICES OF AFRICAN WOMEN:

Campaign of UK WILPF

 Aims, Successes, Challenges and Future Plans

 Power point presentation, personal testimonies, questions and discussion about the importance of this campaign for UK WILPF and for African women

2pm, Saturday 16 March 2013

Amnesty International Action Centre

17-25 New Inn Yard

London EC2A 3EA

Registration important , places limited,  Cost £5/£3; Lunch £5 book in advance

WILPF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

The Spring Seminar will follow the WILPF Annual General Meeting.  All are welcome, or come along and join us for lunch at 1:00pm

Registration starts at 9.45am

AGM Formal business starts at 10:20am

Lunch from 1:00pm – book in advance

 

For more information contact 0207 250 1968 or email office@ukwilpf.org.uk