Ending the bombing

Posted on | May 25, 2017 | No Comments

Peace Camp agreed many years ago that the bombing and killing has to stop
The Peace Cycle maxim is
“End the Cycle of Violence, join the Cycle of Peace”
violence breeds violence, hatred breeds hatred
and bombing can never solve this or bring it to an end
The war machine has no regard for human life
and bombs are always indiscriminate
the outcome is that people die
and nothing whatever is resolved
Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle condemns all bombing
and all loss of civilian life
no matter how caused
there has to be agreement that this is not the way to rule or govern the world

and all the big powers have to accept this
as well as those who try to overcome them

How peace might be able to overcome war

Posted on | May 25, 2017 | No Comments

please consider watching this short trailer
it documents violence
but ends with a message of peace

http://disturbingthepeacefilm.com/resources-2/

“Ending the Legacy of Divide and Rule”.

Posted on | May 14, 2017 | No Comments

May 19, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Dear Friends,
This is just a gentle reminder of the UNA LunchBox talk this coming Friday 19th May, at 1pm, in the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane Norwich NR2 1EW.
 
The speaker is Karl Lam and he will talk about “Ending the Legacy of Divide and Rule”.
Karl has worked as a physicist and an engineer for thirty years and is now the Technical Director of Micro-Biotics Limited.  He stood for parliament as an independent in 1997, under the banner “Building a Fair Society”.
 
Karl’s talk should be very interesting and I hope you will be able to come along and hear it – at 1pm on Friday 19th May.
 
Kind Regards,
 
Marguerite  Finn
Vice Chair UNA (Norwich & District)

In the Shadow of Balfour

Posted on | May 14, 2017 | No Comments

May 17, 2017
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

In the Shadow of Balfour
On Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 7pm
Ben Jamal, Director of National PSC will be speaking at
Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Central Norwich
 
Ben  will discuss how the Balfour declaration set the frame for Palestinian dispossession in the Nakba of 1948 and what is required from the British government now to fulfil its moral and legal responsibilities towards the Palestinian people.
 
Balfour initiated a policy of British support for Israel which continues to this very day, to the detriment of the occupied Palestinians of the West Bank and the five million Palestinian refugees living largely in warrens of poverty around the Middle East, including Israeli-besieged Gaza. No pride there, then!

CENTENARY OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION 1917 Read more

VIGIL TO REMEMBER CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS TO WAR

Posted on | May 11, 2017 | No Comments

May 15, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

VIGIL TO REMEMBER CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS TO
WAR
HAY HILL, NORWICH, MONDAY, MAY 15
TH
, 12-1PM
Whatever we may think about the wisdom of ghting wars as an
answer to disagreements between nations, we must acknowledge
the courage of many who fought in them. Each November, on
Remembrance Sunday, ceremonies are held to honour that bravery.
It takes great courage too to refuse to ght if you are convinced that
war is wrong, knowing that you risk disgrace, imprisonment, even
execution. And so, every year since 1982, 15th May has marked
International Conscientious Objectors’’ Day – commemorating those
who have resisted and who continue to resist war, especially by
refusing military service. Read more

Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle Annual Event

Posted on | March 31, 2017 | No Comments

July 15, 2017
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Welcome to the 12th annual NPC&PC event
15th July 9-4pm at the Forum
as usual there will be many organisations involved
Official opening at 11am
Peace Cycle departs midday
many stalls
refreshments
activities for children
In this 100th anniversary of the end of WWl
we once again say
Peace is Achievable

Vigil for Peace

Posted on | March 18, 2017 | No Comments

All welcome.
Monthly Vigil for Peace
12 midday – 1pm
Saturday 1st April 2017
outside St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich.

Come and stand with us for 10 mins or the whole hour. Bring love.

Good News to NACA members, volunteers and supporters.

Posted on | March 8, 2017 | No Comments

March 18, 2017
12:00 pmto4:30 pm

Good News to NACA members, volunteers and supporters.

This message is for the promotion of The Norfolk African Community Association (NACA) Work Programme in 2017.

The Norfolk African Community Association Allotment Group has gained funding from Norwich City Council Community grants to provide Horticultural Skills training to new volunteers. The theory and practical field work experience will be started on 18 March 2017 and is planned to run for the duration of 30 weeks,

The first social event for NACA members, the new volunteers and local supporters will take place on the same day, Saturday 18 March 2017 from 12 noon to 16:30 pm.

Venue: Bluebell South Allotments Site, Reference Plot 211 Read more

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

Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 Years On

Posted on | July 26, 2015 | No Comments

August 9, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Norwich Peace Camp are holding a Peace Vigil and Picnic on Sunday, 9th August, from 1- 2pm by the Peace Pillar in Chapelfield Gardens, to remember the horror and suffering of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago.

Say NO to Trident Renewal.

All welcome.

Newsflash

Posted on | July 28, 2015 | No Comments

Our new Facebook page can be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/norwichpeacecamp?fref=ts

Peace One Day: United Nations International Day of Peace

Posted on | September 17, 2015 | No Comments

Hay Hill, Norwich
1pm- 2pm Monday 21st September

Trident Nuclear Programme

Posted on | March 2, 2016 | No Comments

Trident Renewal? Have your say here! trident debate
Please copy and share this questionnaire with your friends

A NPC&PC Trident Statement, please read !

Posted on | March 15, 2016 | No Comments

National serviceman in the early 1950s infantry learnt not to fire until “you can see the whites of their eyes”, and how to propel an anti-tank grenade from an old-fashioned rifle. Nothing about the atom bomb the UK was already testing, or “the bloody Union Jack” Ernest Bevin wanted on it. We were conscripts, called up by a country still in shock from so nearly losing a war, still numbly following the Roman Vegetius’s maxim “if you want peace, prepare for war”. Yet it was not altogether surprising our leaders thought then it needed a super weapon, not requiring us to get within 100 yards of a tank to knock it out. The surprise is that, 65 years later, we have lost sight of much of the dignity of military service, beneath the overwhelming inhumanity, hypocrisy and cost of Trident. Read more

Monthly Vigil for Peace

Posted on | November 25, 2016 | No Comments

All Welcome. Vigil for Peace 12 midday – 1pm Outside St Peter Mancroft, Norwich. Bring Love.

The logic of peace is greater than lesser poverties

Vigil for Peace

Posted on | January 30, 2017 | No Comments

All welcome.
Come along for ten minutes or the whole hour

We Are Many

Posted on | February 24, 2017 | No Comments

March 22, 2017
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

We Are Many: acclaimed film telling story of
world’s largest ever protest will be screened
at UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
Wednesday 22nd

March 6.30pm
Lecture theatre 3
We Are Many tells the story of 15 February 2003, when
millions of people in cities and towns across the world
marched to say not in my name to the Iraq war. Featuring
many prominent figures who were there, and some of
those who marched in such huge numbers, the film is an
inspiring celebration of a day, Read more

Talk about Iraq

Posted on | April 18, 2017 | No Comments

April 21, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Dear Friends
this is just a gentle reminder of the UNA talk this coming Friday 21st April in the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich at 1pm.  The speaker is Alison Atkins and she will talk about her work in Iraq and the Amazing People she met on her Travels. Alison has travelled a lot and worked overseas and her talk will be fascinating.
I do hope you will be able to come and hear it.
 
Kind Regards,
 
Marguerite Finn
Vice Chair UNA (Norwich & District)

Peace Camp Planning Meeting

Posted on | March 18, 2017 | No Comments

Thursday 23rd March, 7pm.
Peace Camp planning meeting
Conference Room, Friends Meeting House

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