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

       Also -  Please try and bring with you a gift for the Tombola      (especially alcohol)/ new or good second hand items/toiletries/ tins    of food, etc. etc.   and/or a Bottle for the Bottle Stall –anything in a bottle, from shampoo to champagne.


(AFFA – Arura-Faringdon Friendship Association. )

    Diary dates for Regional and National Events

      • Thur 25 May Peace Group ramble to (Stanley Spencer) Sandham Memorial Chapel and Greenham Common. More details later. Please sign sheet if interested.
      • Wed 7 Jun Monthly Meeting. Speaker. Symon Hill to talk about the prospects for peace after the General Election.
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      Wed 14 Jun Last  meeting to organise  the Fete. AT CLOCK HOUSE  7.0pm.  All welcome.

    • Sat 1 Jul Grand Peace Fete.   Goods needed esp. plants for Plant Stall.  Bruce and Valerie Kent are looking forward to being our ‘Honoured Guests’! Clock House, Coleshill, SN6  7PT       2.0pm
    • Tues. 4 Jul  Peace Fete Feed Back Party. 7.0pm Clock House.   Please bring food and drink to share.
    • Wed 5 Jul Monthly Meeting. Speaker Paul Mobbs will update us on USAF Croughton -the listening base. Integral to all wars. SEE ABOVE
    • Operations against ISIS 2014-2016 )
          • Sat 20 May Levellers’ Day, Burford. Organised by S.E. Region T.U.C.
          • Weds. 24th/25th May: NATO summit in Brussels.
    • The Nuclear Information Service (NIS) report – ‘Playing with Fire: nuclear weapons incidents and accidents in the United Kingdom’ has just been launched, presenting the accident record of the UK’s programme over its 65 year history. Also video of the West Dean nuclear warhead convoy accident. Full details

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.


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   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:

    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:

    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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