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    Meetings are  held on the first Wednesday of the month (except August)  at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated,  at Friends’ Meeting House, Lechlade Road, Faringdon.

    Our meetings are usually open to the public. For  more details, please ring 01367  710308 or 241707 or 240808

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Monthly Meetings are held on every  first Wednesday  (except August)  at 7.30pm   unless otherwise stated,  at Friends’ Meeting House, (F.M.H.) Lechlade Road, Faringdon.  SN7  8AQ    Our meetings are almost always open to the public. More details, please ring     01367   710308  (Jennie)     or    01367   241707 (Karen)   or     ( Dave)     01367  240808

Fri 28 Sep **FPG visit to Newbury, inc the exhibition about  the Women’s Peace Camp, in West Berkshire Museum, and then to Greenham Common. More details available from Phil (01367 710308

Wed 3 October  Monthly Meeting. Tracy Walsh from UCU (Universities and Colleges Union). will talk about ‘Jobs versus Peace and the  Environment: the Trade Union Dilemma.’

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Sat 6 Oct Annual Rally at Croughton USAF base.  Mini bus from Botley Park and Ride. To book – 01865 248357 £8.

Thurs 25th Oct Oliver Letwin MP and Ed VaizeyMP in conversation. Reflections on what happens next following   -the Referendum and General Election. 4.0pm  £10.  wantageliteraryfestival.co.uk

Mon 29 Oct Oxon. Peace Campaign. Meeting.2.30 ‘The Mitre’, Oxford.

Wed 7 Nov Our Annual General  Meeting  and 38th Birthday Cake 

Sun 11 Nov Remembrance Sunday.

Sat 17 Nov ‘Women Hold Up Half the Sky’.  Remembering our past, understanding the present, imagining the future’.  11.0am -5.0pm Corn Exchange, Faringdon.

Wed 21 Nov FPG to talk to Faringdon History Society about the Women’s Peace Camp at Greenham Common in the 1980’s.

Wed 5 Dec Monthly Meeting.   TBA. We are hoping to have a meeting about Oxon County Council’s commitment to  the Armed Forces Community Covenant, signed in 2011 and re-affirmed this year. ‘A bond between the Armed Forces and the people they serve’.Andrew Robathan, Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans.

Since the last meeting:

FPG was represented at the Oxon Peace Campaign mtg on 10th September. Organising Croughton Rally.

Visit to Greenham Common.  Friday 28 September. Five of us enjoyed coffee in the new café in the the renovated Control  Tower before inspecting the exhibition of information and photos of Greenham Common.  We were pleased to see a section on the  Women’s Peace Camp 1981 -2000. We think there were some inaccuracies, but overall we thought it was a very fair account. We walked over to the silos that once housed nuclear weapons that could have meant the end of the world. Next stop was the Peace Garden at the former Main/Yellow Gate, then off  to the West Berkshire Museum for another exhibition on Greenham Common.

Reasons to be Cheerful.

    On 27th October 2016 ,the General Assembly of the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to begin negotiations in 2017  to ban nuclear  weapons.

    This historic decision signals an end to two  decades of paralysis in multi -lateral nuclear disarmament efforts. 123 nations voted in favour, 38 against, 15 abstentions. The UK., Israel and US voted against !

    More info. ICAN-  International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons. www.icanw.org

    We may not win by protesting. But if we don’t protest we will lose. If we stand up to them there’s always a chance that we will win’. Hetty Bower. Hetty died recently at the age of  108  after a lifetime of protest. We met her last  year at the ‘April Fool’s Day’  protest at Aldermaston.

Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are going’. Chinese proverb

    Ed Vaizey MP can be contacted at vaizeye@parliament.uk   or  0207  219  6350

     Support Palestinians. Boycott Israeli goods. Avoid ‘Agrexco’ and ‘Carmel Agrexco’ labels. Buy ‘Zaytoun’ olive oil from ‘Mustard Seed’  in Faringdon.

     Morocco invaded Western Sahara in 1975, and is still in occupation, oppressing the Saharawi. Morocco has divided the country with a 1.500 km wall, protected by minefields and 120,000 soldiers. More info: www.wsahara.org.u

    In 1975 Morocco invaded Western Sahara, and is still in occupation, oppressing the Saharawi. The length of the wall that splits Western Sahara into two is 2500km . This wall is also the longest and most dangerous wall all over the world, dividing Saharaui families, it has more than 9 000 000 antipersonal mines spread all over it (300 meters both sides) -  according to the Pentagon. 120 000 thousand soldiers are vigilating it with tanks, heavy artillery, and the worst of all is that the world never hears about this anachronism. There is another wall of silence we absolutely need to break. More info: www.wsahara.org.uk

    Support Palestinians. Boycott Israeli goods. Avoid ‘Agrexco’ and ‘Carmel Agrexco’ labels. Buy ‘Zaytoun’ olive oil from ‘Mustard Seed’  in Faringdon.

    All meetings are at 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Lechlade Rd. (opposite former Duke of Wellington) unless stated otherwise. Further details, help with wheelchairs etc. phone 241707 or 710308

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