NPC&PC 2015

Posted on | April 19, 2015 | No Comments

Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle event is booked for 6th June

all day 9-4pm inside and outside at Norwich Forum Millenium Plain

the great majority of those who have taken part in previous years should be taking part again

details of member groups online on front page of this site

there may be some new additions as well

many more updates to follow

Film by Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom

100th centenary year

In the Curve below BBC 1pm

Official opening by Mayor of Norwich 11.30

Peace Cycle started by Sherrif of Norwich midday

something for all ages

all welcome to come along to find out more

Restoring hope

Peace Is Achievable !

Momentous Decision at UN

Posted on | December 1, 2012 | No Comments

On Wednesday 28th November 2012 the UN General Assembly voted by 134 in favour to 9 against with 41 abstensions to accept Palestine’s application for non-member observer status at to the UN.

This could be the first step after the declaration of a truce and ceasfire for Gaza to re-initiate  negotiations on the basis of full recognition of the rights of Palestine and all Palestinians and bring peace to Jerusalem and all the land around it for all people who wish to live there in peace as well.

Wrongful detention and imprisonment of children

Posted on | December 22, 2012 | No Comments

The wrongful arrest and detention of Palestinian children has a long history and is contrary to all UN, EU, UK and international law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

All children as we all know are protected by law and this right cannot and should not be taken away from them.

There is an online petition about this which you can visit and sign if you wish at:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/End_detention_and_imprisonment_of_Palestinian_children/?Day2Share

also at:

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/40559

and:    http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/end-wrongful-detention-of-palestinian-children

and:  www.thepetitionsite.com/360/057/656/end-illegal-iprisonment-and-detention-of-palestinian-children

Economics of Peace and War

Posted on | June 7, 2013 | No Comments

Special Posting

Posted on | May 15, 2013 | No Comments

Please visit this link to learn more about ‘Drones’ and drone warfare

www.dronewars.net

Afghan Peace Volunteers

Posted on | May 18, 2013 | No Comments

Please see this link:   http://ourjourneytosmile.com/blog/

Drones and the War on Terror

Posted on | October 5, 2013 | No Comments

October 8, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Chantry Hall, Chantry Rd (back of the Assembly House near Chapelfield Mall)

Speaker Carol Turner, National Officer Stop the War Coalition

Tuesday 8th October 7pm admission free

more info  phone Lesley 07711 298214

www.norwichstopwar.org.uk

End the War on Terror

Posted on | October 5, 2013 | No Comments

October 7, 2013
12:00 amto11:00 pm

Monday 7th October marks the beginning of  ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ which was supposed to liberate Afghanistan

it has endured longer than WWl and WWll put together and brought no freedom
Quite the opposite it has brought death, destruction, misery and poverty to millions of Afghans, millions of whom are also refugess, even in their own country.

It has also resulted in many US and British servicemen’s deaths and injury

and achieved nothing good whatsoever at an astronomical price as well

All around the world people are calling for an end to this unjust war and all the wars enacted in the name of the War on terror

on this day please spare a thought for the Afghanis who were drawn into this through no fault of their own

World War One Centenary

Posted on | December 15, 2013 | No Comments

with the centenary of the commencement of WWl  upon us

and in recognition of those who want to take this as an excuse to celebrate nationalism and Britishness

the very things that got us into World Wars one and two

NPC&PC calls on people to remember the ‘War to end all wars’ otherwise

and to remember that those words were a binding promise

meaning never again…

The Atom Project

Posted on | January 24, 2014 | No Comments

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Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle 9th annual event

Posted on | October 4, 2014 | No Comments

June 7, 2014

Next year’s event already booked for June 6th 2015  Same place same times

All welcome to come along to the 9th annual Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle event 2014

7th June 9am-4pm at Norwich Forum Millenium Plain

Official opening 11am by Lord Mayor of Norwich

Peace Cycle departs midday from Forum

Peace balloons, refreshments, Bike Doctor all day outside

Peace Garden in Fusion, peace tree

something for all ages

feel free to join in and engage in dialogue

your views and ideas will always be valued and respected

NPC&PC 2014

Posted on | June 11, 2014 | No Comments

June 7, 2014
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Our 9th annual event went very successfully

many people came to visit, take part in discussion, learn and exchange views

although this is not primarily a fundraising occasion

we still managed to raise £165 for St Martins Housing Trust

Phoenix Mile Cross Children’s Project

and the Gaza Trauma Clinic

and also £175 from sale of Palestinian products

We wish to thank the Forum Trust for yet again hosting this event

The Civic Office and Mayor for his visit

and all the many people who came as well

braving the wet weather in the morning

No new wars, no to NATO

Posted on | June 12, 2014 | No Comments

June 25, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Wednesday 25th June 7pm

the Forum (in the curve) millenium Plain Bethel St Norwich

Speaker John Rees

a founder member of Stop the War Coalition

John will review the current situation and outline the challenges faced

by the anti-war movement today

The public meeting will be followed by a short AGM

get more info phone Nick 07717504210 Frank  01493 664499

www.norwichstopwar.org.uk

Refugee week 2014

Posted on | June 16, 2014 | No Comments

June 16, 2014 8:00 amtoJune 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Please click on link for events programme

Refugee Week Events Booklet

No to TTIP

Posted on | July 3, 2014 | No Comments

July 12, 2014
2:00 pmto4:00 pm
A lot, if you care about  democracy, public services, rights at work, environmental protection, food, water, transportSo please circulate to your networks

It’s a treaty written behind closed doors,  that would allow corporations to sue governments for legislation that threatened profits.

We’re organising a teach-in on TTIP on Saturday July 12th, as part of nation  action day on TTIP .
https://www.facebook.com/events/523290137797669/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

It’s 2-4 at Friends’ Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW
Speakers so far are  and Tom Lines, Professor Rhys Jenkins from UEA, Bill Adnams from Keep our NHS public.

If you can respond to a  ‘consultation’  that ends 6th July,  please do  – info from KONP – TTIP  – info below; for more info on TTIP, see the Norfolk Konp website:  http://keepournhspublicnorfolk.wordpress.com/the-eu-us-free-trade-agreement-ttip/
The more people who respond to it, the more likely it is  to move from a token gesture to a show of public opinion that can’t be ignored -

Lots more from:  http://www.nottip.org.uk/
Lesley Grahame
Green Party Councillor
Thorpe Hamlet Ward
Norwich

Tel 01603 632228
Mob 07711 29821

http://www.norwichgreenparty.org/

Protest opposite the Israeli Embassy

Posted on | July 11, 2014 | No Comments

July 11, 2014
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Stop the Bombing, Stop the Killing, Free Palestine!

Friday 11 July 2014
5.30pm to 7.30pm
High St Kensington, London

(nearest tube: High St Ken) For travel check: www.tfl.gov.uk

Get involved: info@palestinecampaign.org

Called by PSC, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initative, Palestinian Forum in Britain

Also please continue to circulate the action here:
Urgent – tell your MP to take action
http://act.palestinecampaign.org/lobby/crisisaction

Rally for Gaza

Posted on | July 17, 2014 | No Comments

July 19, 2014
11:00 amto1:00 pm

11-1pm Haymarket Norwich

Yet again Gaza is under attack

already over 200 Palestinians have been killed and over 1,500 injured, many very severely

of these many are women and children and at least 70% civilians

the Israeli onslaught is in revenge for the tragic killing of three youths

but this does not justify what is being done

those who killed the youths should be brought to justice

it is no excuse for this murderous collective punishment

please come to support this peaceful rally
There will also be a big march in London and in many cities around the world

STOP THE MASSACRE IN GAZA

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | No Comments

July 26, 2014
12:00 pmto5:00 pm
END THE ARMS TRADE WITH ISRAEL – SANCTIONS NOW!Date: Saturday 26 July

Assemble outside the Israeli embassy at midday (High Street Kensington, London)

For march to Parliament

Rally at Parliament Square at 2.30pm

Coach from Norwich leaves 8am from Theatre Royal

Tickets £12   £10 concessions  £15  supporters

available from Greenhouse Bethel Street

- See more at: http://www.palestinecampaign.org/next-london-demo-26th-july/#sthash.faXkc1st.dpuf

Massive demonstrations for Gaza

Posted on | July 27, 2014 | No Comments

With Operation Protective  Edge still in full swing and the Gazan death toll over 7oo with about 5,000 injured of them over 70% civilian, many women and children, even babies and pregnant mothers

5 mosques destroyed, 3 hospitals hit and also UN schools

There have to date been approximately 40 Israeli deaths, all except two being combat soldiers

NPC&PC demands an immediate ceasefire, and end to the siege of Gaza and a resumption of peace talks including ending the illegal occupation, settlement building and demolitions and a removal of the apartheid wall in order that a just and lasting peace can be established for all
There have been massive demonstrations in London, the US, Europe and even in Haifa and Tel Aviv calling for an end to the war on Gaza

Rally for Gaza

Posted on | July 29, 2014 | No Comments

August 2, 2014
11:00 amto1:00 pm

11-1pm Saturday 2nd August at Haymarket Norwich

Calling for an immediate ceasefire and an end to the ongoing siege

Rights for Palestinians, rights for all

Information tables, placards, leaflets, speakers and petition

called by Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Norwich Stop the War Coalition

Feel welcome to visit, join and show solidarity with the people of Gaza and all people suffering abuse and loss of dignity

NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION FOR GAZA

Posted on | August 4, 2014 | No Comments

August 9, 2014
8:00 amto5:00 pm

NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION FOR GAZA

LONDON SATURDAY 9 AUGUST

NORWICH COACH WILL DEPART THEATRE ROYAL 8AM  RETURNING 5PM

TICKETS £12 / £10 concession / £15 solidarity

(Our main aim is to fill the coach. Anyone who wants to go but is  concerned about the cost should speak to Rita.  If you cannot come please consider a donation)

Tickets can be purchased at Greenhouse, Bethel Street, Norwich or

call Rita on  01986 897082 or 07906093354

Organised by Norwich Stop the War Coalition

and Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Vigil for peace, stop bombing Iraq and Syria

Posted on | September 26, 2014 | No Comments

September 14, 2014
9:00 pm
9:00 pm

Haymarket Norwich

Sunday September 28th

midday to 2pm

all welcome, bring placards and banners

Where Should The Birds Fly

Posted on | October 22, 2014 | No Comments

October 27, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
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The Israeli- Palestine conflict is normally presented in the western media through Israeli eyes, while Palestinian spokespeople are largely absent. Next Monday 27th October, 7pm, at the Forum in The Curve, Millennium Plain, Central Norwich there will be a free showing of the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave.

Where Should The Birds Fly is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead – the horrific Israeli invasion and bombardment of Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians.

The film is a visual documentation of the Goldstone Report, the result of the fact finding team set-up by the United Nations. But it is so much more.  It reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humour that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population.

All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. There will be a voluntary collection, the proceeds of which will go to assist the film-maker with the production costs of the film.

Frank Stone

Organised by Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Post Box 42-46 Bethel Street,

Norwich

No glory, remember the real WWl

Posted on | October 22, 2014 | No Comments

November 8, 2014
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

No glory, remember the real WWl

an evening of poetry, film, theatre and art

Acclaimed poets Luke Wright & John William Brown

and by Lindsey German Convenor national Stop the War Coalition

In Fusion in Norwich Forum Millenium Plain

Saturday 8th November 6-9pm

Tickets in advance from the Greenhouse Bethel St only £8 £6 concessions

www.greenhousetrust.co.uk

or phone 01603 631007

organised by Norwich STWC

www.norwichstopwar.org.uk

Bil’in Photographic Exhibition

Posted on | December 11, 2014 | No Comments

January 8, 2015 9:00 amtoJanuary 10, 2015 4:00 pm

Norwich Forum

Thursday 8th-Saturday 10th January 2015

Welcome to this remarkable photographic documentary of the ancient town of Bil’in in occupied West Bank

taken by the children of Bil’in themselves it chronicles daily life

in a place which has been repeatedly in the news owing to annexation and demolitions and expulsions to make way for illegal settlements

The exhibition is brought to us by Gwen Backwell (who herself has been to Bil’in)

from Liverpool with which it is twinned

In addition Gwen will be giving a talk and leading a discussion from 1pm Saturday in the Curve in the Forum

Palestinian style light food and refreshments will be available and Palestinian products will also be on sale

Peace and Environment Hustings

Posted on | April 20, 2015 | No Comments

April 22, 2015
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Peace and Environment Hustings

NB Lisa Townsend and Clive Lewis never turned up

however the event otherwise went very well with good attendance and excellent questions

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – 18:30

General Election Hustings on Peace and Environment – with prepared questions from local groups.

Confirmed candidates:
Liberal Democrat Party: Simon Wright MP
Green Party: Lesley Grahame
Labour Party: Clive Lewis
Conservative Party: Lisa Townsend
UK Independence Party: Steve Emmens

Chair: Prof. Peter Belton UEA

All welcome. Free event

Light refreshments available

Event organised by Norwich Quakers.

Event/organisation website: www.norwichquakers.org.uk/
free – Booking not needed
Friends Meeting House
Upper Goat Lane
Norwich
Norfolk
NR2 1EW
Contact: Dr. Luzie U. Wingen

Many thanks

Luzie

Posted on | April 7, 2015 | No Comments

April 17, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
Dear Friends

I’d like to tell you about our next Lunch Box talk on Friday 17th April at 1pm in the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW.

The Wulugu Project is now in its 21st year, and having made it possible for over a quarter of a million children to have an education, it continues to build new schools and hostels in one of the poorest and neglected parts of the world.

This special talk on Wulugu will be given by its founder and Ghanaian Chief, Lynne Symonds.  Wulugu is a small charity based in Norwich but its impact on the lives of children in northern Ghana has been profound.

Wulugu educates girls in literacy and numeracy as well as employable vocational skills, such as hairdressing, cooking, weaving, dress-making.  Wulugu has so far built and equipped seven Vocational Schools, the newest one being opened at Tolon in June 2014, with 400 girls enrolling and many more waiting to join. Read more

Eat for Palestine !

Posted on | April 2, 2015 | No Comments

April 20, 2015
6:00 pmto11:00 pm

Please come along for a really enjoyable evening if you can

Andrew Street

Posted on | March 20, 2015 | No Comments

March 18, 2015
11:00 amto12:00 pm

This is to let you know that Andrew Street

a founder member and longtime supporter of NPC&PC

was laid to rest in Colney Wood Cemetery

on Wednesday 18th March

many family members, friends, colleagues and members of NPC&PC were with him on that day

he passed away after a long struggle with ill-health

an ardant camapigner of Norwich Stop the War Coalition and Campaign Against the Arms Trade

and also founder of Thorpe Gardening Club

and Norfolk Mental Health Alliance

he will be missed by many

and well remembered also.

Post Conflict Work in Gaza and Ukraine

Posted on | March 15, 2015 | No Comments

March 20, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
Dear Friends,

I am writing to remind you of our next UNA LunchBox talk, which takes place at the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane, Norwich on Friday 20th March at 1pm.

The talk will be given by Tom Hockley, a consultant in international development,  who works with governments recovering from conflicts. Tom lives in Norwich with his wife and two children after about 15 years living mainly in Africa and Asia as an international development consultant.  Tom has worked for the British Government and the UN in areas such as Ethiopia, Sudan and Sri Lanka. He now works as a freelance consultant.

Tom will talk to us on Friday about Post Conflict Work in Gaza and Ukraine.

Hope you can come to the talk.

Best Wishes

Marguerite

candle-light vigil

Posted on | March 4, 2015 | No Comments

March 13, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
Dear all,
we are holding a candle-light vigil to remember the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Syria. The gathering will take place on Friday 13 March at 7 pm outside St Peter Mancroft.
Please advertise this event in your community and come along, bring your friends and family and join our multi-cultural & multi-faith group!
I look forward to seeing you all.
Salam, shalom and all the best,

Meike

EVENTS FOR ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK at THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA 2015.

Posted on | February 23, 2015 | No Comments

February 23, 2015 9:00 amtoFebruary 27, 2015 9:00 pm


The 2015 IAW at UEA will join the international solidarity movement, and take place during the week of the 23rd to the 27th of February, at the same time as other UK Universities. There will be a stall in the Hive throughout the week with various resources, and information for those who would like to find out more and join the activities.

Tuesday 24: (7:00 pm – Congregation hall 0.17) Film Screening “5 Broken Cameras” (2011) Directors: Palestinan Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi
The International Award winning documentary film is a personal account of the conflict by Palestinian Emad Burnet. Burnet documents his West Bank village of Bil’in’s resistance to the encroachment of Israeli settlements. Burnet began recording the film with his first camera in 2005, filming the violent raids of the Israeli Army, and over the course of 5 years each of his camera’s is shot and smashed by these authorities.

Wednesday 25: (7:00 pm- JSC 1.02) Mark Zeitoun Lecture: “Roots and Future of the Jordan River Conflict”
Abstract: Sustainable management of international transboundary waters requires effective international cooperation, based on common goals and fair water-sharing principles. The situation is perhaps most critical in the Middle East, where recent developments on the Tigris and Nile Rivers are cause for both hope and concern. The most heavily securitized river basin in the world – the Jordan Basin – is scrutinized within this context. At the root of tensions is the extremely asymmetric use of the Jordan flows by Israel, and the impact this has on Palestinian and Lebanese development efforts.
Mark Zeitoun is author of Power and Water in the Middle East: The hidden politics of the Palestinian – Israeli Water Conflict, and a Reader with the UEA Water Security Research Centre at the School of International Development (http://www.uea.ac.uk/watersecurity).

Thursday 26: Film Screening (7:00 pm – Congregation hall 1.21) “Omar” (2013) Director: Hany Abu-Assad
The award winning and Oscar nominated drama-thriller film tells the story of a young Palestinian freedom fighter who agrees to work as an informant after he’s tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier’s killing.
Organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Society at UEA

Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign AGM

Posted on | February 5, 2015 | No Comments

February 18, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Everyone is invited to attend the screening of a film about Palestinian Christians

The Stones Cry Out

Followed by short AGM for all those who want to stay on

7pm Friends Meeting House Upper Goat Lane Wednesday 18th February

admission free  Palestinian products on sale and light refreshments from Neesa Project

Street Child

Posted on | February 4, 2015 | No Comments

February 20, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
Dear Friends,

I would like to tell you about the forthcoming LunchBox talk on Friday 20th February at 1pm in the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich.  Tom Dannatt will be talking to us about Street Child, the Charity he founded to work in West Africa.

Street Child is a UK charity established in 2008 with the aim of creating educational opportunity for some of the most vulnerable children in Sierra Leone.  Street Child’s principal focus is upon empowering children by giving them the chance to go to school and giving their families the wherewithal to keep them there.

Tom founded Street Child and leads the organisation on a day-to-day basis. He is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the organisation’s performance – the project work in Sierra Leone, fund-raising and charity administration.  He travels to Sierra Leone regularly. Tom holds a MSc in Human Rights and is also a qualified barrister.  At the present time, Street Child is working very hard to look after children who have lost their parents through the Ebola virus.   Please display the attached poster if you can and do come and hear this very interesting talk

best wishes,

Marguerite

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