to our group website.  Hopefully you will find any information you want about our group, but more importantly it will inspire you to take action. The best way to keep in touch with us is via our email newsletter. This generally goes out once a month. This is changing in format as we develop the blog and  the newsletter will link to relevant actions or events, rather than being too detailed itself. The group meets every month except August at Moordown Community Centre. This is on the second Thursday, 7.30 to 9.00.  This is a sort of business/planning meeting with some letter writing. If there is a speaker or any particular change to the format it will be flagged up in the newsletter. We have a Facebook page – please go and like us! Its another excellent way of keeping in touch and joining in with actions and campaigns.

Welcome to the latest newsletter.
The next meeting  is on Thursday 14th June 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns and letter writing; GDPR latest, forthcoming events

Northern Ireland – Abortion is not a Crime

The highest court in the land has ruled Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are in breach of the UK’s own human rights obligations. Northern Ireland is the only place in the UK where women can face up to life in prison for having an abortion.

Theresa May can no longer do nothing whilst countless women continue to suffer on her watch. Act now – call for Northern Irish women to have access to free, safe and legal abortions. Send an email to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Upcoming Events…

Alexander Dakers is a long time Amnesty International supporter; his exhibitions have always encouraged donations to Amnesty.  He was one of the exhibitors at our own Art Exhibition in 2014.  He has a new exhibition running from 18th June up until 25th of June at Bournemouth International Centre, free entrance each day 11:00AM – 17:00pm

Doctors on the Frontline – how do we make a difference? The New Forest AI group are hosting a talk by by Liz Harding, Humanitarian Advisor to Medecins Sans Frontieres – Doctors without Borders. This international charity has been providing medical help in war zones since 1971. It’s on Saturday 30th June, 2pm (light lunch from 1pm) and admission free (donations invited). Its at the Lymington Centre, New Street, Lymington SO41 9BQ (no parking there but plenty of public car parks in vicinity).

Bourne Free is on Saturday July 14th, Bournemouth Gardens, and we hope to have a presence again this year.  More on this next month, but if you are free that day and want to help, please reply to this newsletter.

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South America Newsletter June 2018

June 4, 2018

We report on the further deterioration in the livelihood of Venezuelans and continued violence in Colombia, where we ask you to respond to 2 urgent actions. If you haven’t done so yet, please sign the petition on environmental defenders in Peru and Paraguay. There is also a new petition asking for justice for 10 Brazilian […]

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Wareham Street Collection 2018

May 13, 2018

We don’t usually post about street collections, but this was a bit of an exception. At the best of times, street collections are not exactly fun events. If you want to experience the feeling of being invisible, without consuming anything illicit, stand on a high street holding a collecting tin.  However, historically we have still […]

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Group Newsletter May 2018

May 13, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 10th May 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns; Feedback on Photography Exhibition, Bourne Free, Summer events, letter writing…. Wareham Street Collection Is this Saturday! After quite a low turnout and return from the Bournemouth and Christchurch collections in 2017, this […]

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South America Newsletter May 2018

May 7, 2018

SUMMARY We have a lot to report this month including new Amnesty reports on the rise in attacks on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Colombia and on the tactics used by the authorities in Peru and Paraguay against land and environmental activists.  Amnesty Brazil have a petition to demand a thorough investigation into the murder […]

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Spring Quiz 2018

April 25, 2018

We held another competitive quiz night at the Brunswick Hotel last Friday. Eight teams were given a thorough testing bu David & Rosemary Brown – in the end the winning teams had to be seperated on a tiebreak! We raised £240, so thanks to everyone who came along and joined in. Special thanks to David […]

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Group Newsletter April 2018

April 11, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. Its a bit later than usual as your editor attended the AIUK AGM in Swansea. Our next meeting  is on Thursday 12th April 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda 1) Photography exhibition, 3rd – 28th April – see below 2) Spring Quiz 20th April – see below 3) Feedback from AIUK […]

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Photographic Exhibition at the Library is Open

April 10, 2018

Its live! After months of preparation the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Lawrence Williams, and the Mayoress opened our photography exhibition at the library. They are standing by the tapestry created by Amnesty groups in the South, depicting the 30 articles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. This also forms a major part of […]

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South America Newsletter April 2018

April 9, 2018

SUMMARY In this month’s newsletter we have an urgent action on Colombia where 500 Yukpa indigenous people crossed into the country and are being threatened with return to Venezuela. We have sad news from several countries in the region. In Colombia, Javier Bernardo Cuero Ortíz, the son of Bernardo Cuero was sadly killed on 19 […]

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