UK WILPF members will be participating in ‘Wool against Weapons’ next summer. If you would like to get involved please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
WILPF’s Executive will be holding their next meeting on Saturday 1st June
11 am to 4pm , Tindlemanor ( Women only building), 52 – 54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT
Tea, coffee will be provided. Please bring and share lunch.
Look forward to seeing you then.
Wednesday 22nd May 2013 10:30am, Old Palace Yard, SW1 [outside Parliament]
Speakers include: Clive Stafford Smith, Gerry Conlan (Guildford 4), Family Member of Jean Charles De Menezes, Dave Rowntree & Breda Power (daughter of Billy Power of Birmingham 6)
Protest against the MoJ’s plans to introduce price competitive tendering for criminal legal aid work. Protect your clients’ right to have a solicitor of their choice. Stop these plans for justice on the cheap which will have devastating consequences. Make your voice heard!
Join WILPF ladies tomorrow!
Followed by mass rally at Friends Meeting House, Euston@ 1.30pm
Action AWE is a campaign to take action at the bomb factory at Aldermaston to protest against nuclear weapons. It will continue from now until the general election in 2015 and WILPF is a supporting organisation .
On Friday June 28th women from WILPF and Women in Black will be outside Aldermaston when the workers are leaving the bomb factory at the end of Friday afternoon.
Cars full of women with appropriate placards and leaflets will drive down to Aldermaston to arrive in good time for the workers leaving. Afterwards we will drive home. Small affinity groups have already been doing this either when workers arrive in the morning or when they leave at the end of the day. There is lots of information about actions on the AWE website. There may be other opportunities later for an action at Aldermaston on a weekend.
We now have about a dozen WiB and WILPF women who have so far said that they want to do this and three cars with drivers available.
Can you join us? You will not be blockading or doing anything for which you could be arrested simply alerting the workers to our views on what they are doing. Please contact Sheila on 01689 837848 if you want a place in a car – or are available to drive.
WE CAN CHANGE OUR LIVES
Find out how you can help WILPF* campaign locally and internationally to make a better and safer world for women
Speakers:*Maie El Hag (UK WILPF President) Ways in which we can bring about change
*Holly Ahom WILPF’s Voices of African Women Campaign
*Ilse Wermink International WILPF and the Arms Trade Treaty
Followed by a discussion.
Come and join us on Tuesday 14th May at 7.30pm and bring your friends!
Location: Renton Close Community Centre, SW2 1EZ Brixton Hill (Nearest underground: Brixton then walk or bus up Brixton Hill
Buses: 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 250, 333 alight Jebb Avenue/Brixton Prison stop.
[Renton Close is the block of flats on corner of Brixton Hill and Jebb Avenue. Walk through main archway, turn right and the community centre is through the gate and down the slope.]
WILPF members will be heading to RAF Waddington on Saturday 27th April to take action against drones. For more details please contact email@example.com
Drones have become the latest weapon of choice in the so-called war on terror. Operated far away from conflict zones, drones make it much easier for politicians to launch military strikes and order extrajudicial assassinations without democratic oversight or accountability to the public.
This spring, for the first time, Britain will begin operating remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or ‘drones’ from a new facility at the RAF military base in Waddington near Lincoln. This marks a critical expansion in Britain’s drones programme. The government will also double its number of armed Reaper drones in Afghanistan.
Drones are indiscriminate weapons of war that have been responsible for thousands of civilian deaths. Rather than expanding the UK’s arsenal, drones should be banned, just as landmines and cluster munitions were banned. Now is the time to stop the rise of drone warfare – before it is too late.
Protest called by Stop the War, CND, War on Want and Drone Wars UK
On the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending members of WILPF Scottish Branch got up at 3.30am to meet a coach before 4.30am to attend the blockade and supporting demo of Faslane Naval Base where the UK Fleet of Nuclear Submarines are based.
Knitting for Peace at the blockade of Faslane Naval Base.
We all liked this banner.
Faslane North Gate supporting demo.
From Saturday 13th April Scrap Trident Demo Glasgow – main banner being held by CND women including second from left Lyn Jamieson – also a WILPF member.
LONDON – WILPF warmly invites you to celebrate the 98th Birthday of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
On Saturday 27th April, 7.00pm to 9.30pm at Housman’s Bookshop in the Caledonian Road close to King’s Cross Station.
Wine, Birthday Cake and Good Company
We celebrate the time 98 years ago when thousand of courageous women went to The Hague with the determination to persuade world leaders to cease the murderous war. All feminists and admirers of WILPF welcome.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to accept this invitation.
WILPF Spring Seminar and Annual General Meeting
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW: AGM Flyer back 2013
VOICES OF AFRICAN WOMEN:
Campaign of UK WILPF
Aims, Successes, Challenges and Future Plans
Power point presentation, personal testimonies, questions and discussion about the importance of this campaign for UK WILPF and for African women
2pm, Saturday 16 March 2013
Amnesty International Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA
Registration important , places limited, Cost £5/£3; Lunch £5 book in advance
WILPF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Spring Seminar will follow the WILPF Annual General Meeting. All are welcome, or come along and join us for lunch at 1:00pm
Registration starts at 9.45am
AGM Formal business starts at 10:20am
Lunch from 1:00pm – book in advance
For more information contact 0207 250 1968 or email email@example.com