South America Newsletter August 2019

August 9, 2019

This month, amongst other issues, we report on continuing concerns regarding the rights of indigenous peoples in Paraguay, Ecuador and Brazil. The killings of human rights defenders and community leaders and women’s rights   in Colombia, threats to a journalist and prison violence in   Brazil are also included.  There is an urgent action relating to Paraguay […]

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Bourne Free 2019

July 20, 2019

Justice for Marielle This #PrideMonth we want justice for Marielle Franco – an amazing LGBTI campaigner who was tragically murdered for her activism last year. Demand a full investigation from Brazil's President Jair Messias Bolsonaro here: Posted by Amnesty International UK on Friday, July 5, 2019   We had another successful Bourne Free in […]

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Group Newsletter July 2019

July 12, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 11th July, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. We don’t meet in August so the agenda will focus on the forthcoming events – BourneFree, Speaker, Quiz Night, Schools conference. Plus some letter writing. For the 5th year running we will be holding a stall, and taking part in […]

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AmnesTea June 2019

July 7, 2019

We held our third AmnesTea in our secretary Lucy Freeman’s garden at the end of June. The weather again stayed fair and, as requested, everyone overindulged in cake and hot beverages. This year we also had a second hand book stall which proved quite popular – most participants left with as many books as they’d […]

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South America Newsletter July 2019

July 3, 2019

This month we report on the continued undermining of human rights and threats to the environment posed by the Brazilian government and updates on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. While aggressions and killings of human rights defenders in Colombia continue to mount, British MPs ask questions during President Duque’s visits the UK. There’s good news […]

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Group Newsletter June 2019

June 10, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 13th June 2019, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns; letter writing, planning events.  We haven’t had a meeting since the last newsletter; this is mainly a reminder of upcoming events and asking for your support… We are planning our third AmnesTea. […]

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South America Newsletter June 2019

June 9, 2019

As the crisis in Venezuela continues, Amnesty has issued two new reports, an Urgent Action and two petitions on that country. We report on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Colombia and Brazil, but there’s good news from Peru. We’re asking you to sign petitions on Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador. VENEZUELA Amnesty issued […]

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Group Newsletter May 2019

May 17, 2019

Welcome to the latest newsletter. For a variety of reasons this newsletter is between meetings. Our next meeting  is on Thursday 13th June 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. In this newsletter we wanted to highlight some of our upcoming events to ensure as many of you as possible can get involved (don’t worry, you’ve missed the street collection!) South […]

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South America Newsletter May 2019

May 15, 2019

In this month’s newsletter, we report on a disturbing regional development as five governments seek to limit the scope of action of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.  There are updates on the situation in Venezuela, Brazil and Colombia, where human rights remain under serious threat, as well as details of a new campaign to defend […]

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Wareham Street Collection 2019

April 28, 2019

Thanks to those who turned out yesterday, and again thanks to the kind folk of Wareham. Despite a cold wind and what seemed a quieter town, we still collected over £90.  Not a huge amount – with the cheapest overseas postage now starting at £1.35 – but with just 4 collectors in 2 hours, not […]

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