Where Should The Birds Fly

Posted on | October 22, 2014 | No Comments

October 27, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

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,


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


or phone 01603 631007

organised by Norwich STWC


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

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

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:


also at:


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


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


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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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


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 .

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

Tel 01603 632228
Mob 07711 29821


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

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


Posted on | July 23, 2014 | No Comments

July 26, 2014
12:00 pmto5:00 pm

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


Posted on | August 4, 2014 | No Comments

August 9, 2014
8:00 amto5:00 pm




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

“Global politics: God, sex and violence”

Posted on | October 28, 2014 | No Comments

November 22, 2014
11:00 amto1:00 pm
Dear Friends,

This is notification of the 3rd David Roberts Memorial Lecture in the Curve at the Forum on Saturday 22nd November at 11am.  This talk will be given by Professor Lee Marsden who is Professor of International Relations in the School of Political, Social and International Relations at UEA.   The title of the talk will be: “Global politics: God, sex and violence”.

It is vital we challenge secularists to engage with religious actors, the religious to take responsibility for what is done in their name, and for both to adhere to The Golden Rule. This talk is a whistle stop tour of the relationship between religion and politics in today’s complex world.  Based on current research into religion and security, the talk promises to be controversial and thought provoking. Do try to come. The talk starts at 11am followed by questions. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am.

Marguerite Finn

Vice Chair UNA (Norwich & District)

Wool against weapons

Posted on | October 17, 2014 | No Comments

Coach to Aldermaston  & Burghfield

Saturday 9th August  £15 per seat

see  www.woolagainstweapons.co.uk

Coach leaves Theatre Royal Norwich 06.30hrs

Pick-up Cambridge Queens Rd at 08.00 hrs


Posted on | October 14, 2014 | No Comments

October 16, 2014
12:00 pmto3:00 pm




Date: Thursday 16 October 2014

Admission is free.

Venue: NACA Organic Allotments at Bluebell South Site, Norwich. P211. Post Code: The Avenues NR4 7DP.

Time: From 12 Noon; Lunch Break is from 1pm to 2 pm.

NACA committee encourages members to bring and share.

The Association will provide soft drinks and nibbles.

For further info:  01603 625 470 / 07919841166

E-mail: eshetudrnaca@gmail.com

This event is supported by funds received from Sports Relief Community Cash administered by Norfolk Community Foundation. ©NACA 2014

Well exhibition

Posted on | October 9, 2014 | No Comments

October 12, 2014 9:00 amtoOctober 16, 2014 4:00 pm

The Well will be holding an exhibition at the Forum from Sunday 12 until Thursday 16 October.  All work will be for sale and includes a variety of artistic media including pottery, photography, printmaking, painting, drawing and illustration as well as constructions from found objects.  A range of both reproduction and handmade greetings cards will also be available for purchase.

‘Founded in 2006, the Well is a Norwich based group of artists from Norfolk and Suffolk who suffer from mental health disorders.  Its members work individually but meet once a month to discuss their artistic activities, to provide support for each other and to plan and arrange outlets for selling their work.  They annually participate at the Peace Fair, the Norwich Lanes Fayre and the Green Peace Christmas Fair.  Gallery exhibitions take place in the Forum and St. Margaret’s Church. Read more

Palestine Trauma Centre

Posted on | October 4, 2014 | No Comments

October 6, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Dear All,
just a reminder of this wonderful opportunity to hear at first hand about the invaluable work of the Palestine Trauma Centre, Gaza & UK  NEXT MONDAY!

University of East Anglia,
Mon Oct 6th, 2014 7 PM
Venue: Arts block 01.02 ~ free event

Presentation, short film and Q & A

With Dr Altawil (Phd Clinical Psychology and Phd Mental Health) founder of the Palestine Trauma Centre (Gaza & UK).

The Palestine Trauma Centre continues its vital work with the people of Gaza throughout the years of blockade and the recent attacks.

Its work is supported by the Quakers in Britain, Interpal, Irish Quaker Faith in Action, Child’s Cry for Help and PTC (UK).

Organised by Norwich Stop the War Coalition in conjunction with Hazel Marsh PPL, UEA
Information: Peter Offord 07757 752485 Frank Stone 01493 664499

Best wishes, Ruth Phelps

Secretary Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign

“Iraq’s Assyrian Christians: Past and Present Hardship”.

Posted on | October 4, 2014 | No Comments

October 17, 2014
1:00 pmto2:00 pm
Dear Friends,

It is time to introduce UNA’s October talk on Friday 17th October  at 1pm in the Friends Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane, Norwich.

A special and timely talk will be given this month by Dr Johan Franzen from the School of History at UEA.  Dr Franzen is a historian of the modern Middle East and the title of his talk will be  “Iraq’s Assyrian Christians: Past and Present Hardship”.

Christians have been present in Iraq since the end of the first century but today they are being persecuted and forced to flee their homes by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) – a jihadist group who wish to proclaim an Islamic state or Caliphate in the region.  On 9th June, ISIL took over the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. Mosul is Iraq’s second largest city.

In 2003, before the American invasion, there were 35,000 Christians in Mosul – today there are none.  The jihadist militia ordered public officials to suspend the food and gas supply for Shiites, Kurds and Christians still in the city of Mosul and those on the vast plain of Ninevah up to several kilometres from Mosul.  They issued a decree that Christians should become Muslim, or agree to pay a special tax, or be put to death by the sword.  This decree was distributed to all Christian families still in Mosul, who then left the city in the direction of Iraqi Kurdistan, which is considered to be a safer place.

How did this state of affairs come about?  This was surely not the intention of the Americans and the British when they injudiciously invaded Iraq in 2003?  Come to the talk on 17th October and learn more.

Best Wishes,


Vice Chair United Nations Association  (Norwich & District)

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