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11-12-2012 15:20 | 0 comment(s)

Oxford peace activists to visit Afghanistan

Afghan Peace Delegation Members

Two women from Oxford are amongst a group of peace activists visiting Afghanistan this month. The delegation aim to spend time meeting and making links with ordinary Afghans, and then raise awareness back in the UK of what they discover.

"We are traveling as friends and equals of the Afghans we will be visiting, not to fix Afghanistan but to fix UK perspectives on Afghanistan" -Mary, one of the group.

Nine years ago another local peace activist, Paul, moved to Afghanistan to work with the UN, and sent a series of personal reports, providing a revealing first-hand account of life there.

UK Peace Activists Visit Afghanistan | From Cowley Road to Kabul | First days in Kabul | Kuchi Refugee Camp in the Shah's Back Yard | Oxford Man in Afghanistan
VCNVUK blog | Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers | Global Days Of Listening | RAWA

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24-07-2011 19:21 | 0 comment(s)

Fairford Air Tattoo - Scarring for Life

Protesters at Fairford

Gloucestershire's skies were darkened again by the Royal International Fairford Air Tattoo as some of the world's worst climate criminals and human rights abusers compared their best killing machines. This is an event about the glorification of everything that a civilised society should feel repelled about. Despite this, virtually every single newspaper, TV and radio show lavished it with praise. In so doing, they justified the entertainment budgets that the military industrial complex lays on at our expense.

 
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14-04-2011 10:29 | 0 comment(s)

Oxford February/March Bumper Double Roundup

Volunteer doctors - Lansley might just feel a small prick

This February and March double roundup of grassroots news in Oxford begins with the anti-cuts movement. Back in February there was a March against the cuts, then in March, Cornmarket turned into the Big Society Hospital. A week later the big TUC march bought London to a standstill, one Oxfordian wrote My march for the alternative about the day. Please do share your experiences of demos at publish your news by the way! Not to be outdone both Swindon and Stroud were also organising against the cuts.

 
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07-02-2011 21:30 | 1 comment(s)

Oxford's January round up

Welcome to the latest round up of grassroots news from Oxford. It's proven to be another busy month for activists and campaigners in Oxford. Local, national, and international attention has focused on our little city somewhere between London and the Midlands.

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10-09-2010 22:50 | 17 comment(s)

Resistance to "Factory of Death" continues

On Monday several actions took place against the government's nuclear weapons and their plans to develop new ones. The focus was AWE Aldermaston, the military base near Reading where these weapons are developed and maintained.

Activists from Trident Ploughshares had been holding an "Aldermaston Summer Gathering" for several days sharing information and leafletting nearby villages. Co-inciding with this, folks from the Catholic Worker movement were holding a "Faith and Resistance" retreat in Oxford celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first Ploughshares action.

As the day began around twenty TP folks blockaded one of the main gates into the base, including four who "locked-on" with arm tubes. They left without any arrests after successfully blockading for two hours.

Soon afterwards, 3 of the Catholic Workers cut through the perimeter fence and broke into the base, "opening it for disarmament", while others carried out a vigil at the gates of the base. They were arrested, held until evening, charged with criminal damage, and may also face SOCPA charges.

[ Report of TP gathering ] [ Reports of CW gathering: 1 | 2 ] [ Actions: 1 | 2 ]
[ Trident Ploughshares | Catholic Worker | Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp ]
[ Coverage elsewhere: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 ]

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12-11-2008 18:54 | 8 comment(s)

E.ON withdraws from careers fairs due to persistent protests

Check one Banner Drop!

E.ON has withdrawn from University Careers Fairs run by AIESEC following a string of protests around the country. E.ON did not show up at Birmingham today (12th Nov). The protesters object to E.ON wanting to develop new coal fired power stations, such as at Kingsnorth - the target of this summers Climate Camp. However E.ON cannot avoid the protests by avoiding careers fairs - expect more fun during 48 hours of action against E.ON and new coal on the 28/29 November.

Students have visited careers fairs to protest about the presence of parts of the arms and fossil fuel industries. Climate chaos related companies targeted include RBS (the oil and gas bank), BP and Shell. The arms industry representatives include the Army, B.Ae, Qinetiq and Rolls Royce. Careers fairs have been targeted in Aston, Birmingham ( 2 ), Bristol, Cambridge ( 2 | 3 ), Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Imperial College London, Kings College London, Leeds, Liverpool, Loughborough, Manchester ( 2 | 3 ), Nottingham ( 2 | 3 ), Oxford ( 2 ), Sheffield, Southampton, Warwick and York. More reports are available from People and Planet.

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05-10-2006 14:23 | 0 comment(s)

B52 disarmers on trial this week

Toby + Phil outside court on day one of the trial
Update (11/10/06): The trial resulted in a hung jury, with the jurors unable to agree on a verdict after over 12 hours of deliberation!

The trial of two Oxford peace activists who attempted to disarm B52 bombers on their way to Iraq is taking place all this week. Toby Olditch and Phil Pritchard went into Fairford airbase just two days before the planes were used, hoping to disable the bombers and thus save civilian lives in Iraq and inspire others to action.

They were arrested before reaching the planes but have gone on to fight a high-profile legal battle, using their case to challenge the legality of the war and raise awareness. The upshot of this has been that various courts, up to and including the House of Lords, spinelessly (but predictably) refusing to allow arguments about the legality of the war. The legal argument for the trial now focuses on Phil and Toby's reasonable belief that they were acting to prevent war crimes.

Support at court is very welcome during the trial, either to come inside or with banners etc outside; Bristol Crown Court is on Small Street, off Corn Street, in Bristol town centre. Check the trial blog for the latest updates.

Margaret Jones and Paul Milling's trial for a similiar action resulted in a hung jury recently and they are awaiting a re-trial.

Meanwhile a Peace Picnic takes place this Saturday 7th October at RAF Croughton, a local US/UK spybase.

B52two trial blog | B52two homepage | trial report | press release

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29-04-2005 21:25 | 1 comment(s)

RAF Brize Norton Antiwar Demo and Peace Camp

Brize Norton Peace Camp banner
A strange thing happened in the town of Carterton today (23/4/05)– a peace march, believed to be the very first ever protest march through the town.

Carterton is host to RAF Brize Norton - Britains main airbase for waging the war and occupation in Iraq. Most of the British Troops that fly out to Iraq do so from Brize Norton as does much of the supplies. Carterton community is heavily dependent on the base for work and thus heavily affected by British war casualties.

The demo explicitly aimed to interact with the people of Carterton: its message "The war/occupation is illegal and immoral - support the troops bring them home."

report | report+pics | more pics

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10-11-2004 11:09 | 0 comment(s)

Die-in makes a real impact in Cornmarket

Update 10/11/04: On Saturday the attack on Falluja started. Since then there have been protests and actions all over the UK, including vigils in Oxford. Keep an eye on the calendar for more protests or plan your own and tell us

Last Thursday, with the horror of the US build up to the attack on Falluja coming ever closer dead bodies in Cornmarket made a sombre impact. The public were noticeably moved to see a number of bodies, some of whom appeared to have blood on them. They were lying on the street in Cornmarket, the main shopping street in Oxford. All around them were statements chalked on the pavements giving information and explanations. This caused people to stop longer to read what they said. Others took the leaflets or read the posters which had more information.

This was a 'die in' organised by OSAN to remind people of the over 100,000 Iraqi's who have already died since the invasion. With a loud speaker Moslem women and others read out the names of those who have died, their age and how they died. For many of them the cause of death was shrapnel. While I was giving out leaflets I watched the public stopping and with puzzled stares look at the bodies while they listened to the names of the dead Iraqis. It was as if they could not move on and a great sadness seemed to hang over the street. Many people told me they were in support. Of course there were the others who said that it was a waste of time or that we were wrong but the main response was one of real sorrow, feelings of desperation and a need to show we do not agree with what is happening during this very illegal occupation.

report | report + pics | OSAN | NOW | Voices

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09-10-2004 15:02 | 0 comment(s)

Fairford Coach case in Court of Appeal

Denied The Right
The Fairford coach case is at the Court of Appeal this week, on the 14 and 15 of October. The coach detainees will be taking the police to court once again over the basic human right to protest and the right not to be detained. The following press release recently appeared on the Fairford Coach Action website.

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25-09-2013 13:04 | 2 comment(s)

Image Burghfield blockaded during International Nuclear Disarmament Summer Camp
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26-08-2013 12:29 | 0 comment(s)

Text UK nuclear warhead convoy travels through Oxfordshire 14.5.13
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Text Video - ActionAWE shuts gate at Aldermaston 10.4.13
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10-04-2013 21:20 | 1 comment(s)

Text Oxford CND benefit concert - Friday 1st March
26-02-2013 11:02 | 0 comment(s)

Text Hearing from the Iran Peace Delegation
21-02-2013 14:01 | 0 comment(s)

Image Nuclear materials convoy tracked from Aldermaston to Brize Norton
09-02-2013 21:01 | 1 comment(s)

Text Kuchi Refugee Camp in the Shah's Back Yard
24-12-2012 01:26 | 4 comment(s)

Text First days in Kabul
24-12-2012 01:21 | 0 comment(s)

Text From Cowley Road to Kabul
24-12-2012 01:16 | 0 comment(s)

Image UK Peace Activists to Visit Afghanistan
10-12-2012 12:15 | 1 comment(s)

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01-10-2012 16:11 | 0 comment(s)

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29-09-2012 11:48 | 1 comment(s)

Text Statement by Census refuser Deborah Glass Woodin
17-05-2012 20:09 | 1 comment(s)

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11-05-2012 08:03 | 1 comment(s)

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08-05-2012 10:06 | 1 comment(s)

Text Anti-war activists found guilty but police ASBO application thrown out
20-04-2012 18:24 | 0 comment(s)

Text Anti-war war protestors face trial & ASBO
15-04-2012 14:44 | 2 comment(s)

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14-02-2012 18:01 | 2 comment(s)

Text Arms Fair Protestor Faces Trial
10-01-2012 08:33 | 1 comment(s)

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20-11-2011 09:52 | 5 comment(s)

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17-11-2011 13:25 | 2 comment(s)

Text Against Armed Drones: Women in Black to hold follow-up vigil on 12.11.11
29-10-2011 09:47 | 0 comment(s)

Video Censorship at the Fairford Air Tattoo
21-07-2011 13:04 | 0 comment(s)

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06-07-2011 23:38 | 5 comment(s)

Text Armed Forces Offices targeted in Oxford
15-06-2011 03:15 | 11 comment(s)

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26-05-2011 19:41 | 1 comment(s)

Text Peace activists to go on trial following nuclear weapons protest
16-05-2011 14:18 | 3 comment(s)

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07-03-2011 22:23 | 17 comment(s)

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16-02-2011 22:00 | 3 comment(s)

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28-01-2011 19:05 | 1 comment(s)

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19-01-2011 16:27 | 4 comment(s)

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28-12-2010 13:15 | 2 comment(s)

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10-12-2010 15:12 | 1 comment(s)

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27-10-2010 14:23 | 2 comment(s)

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