Refugee Week and Photographic Exhibition

May 30, 2018

Refugee week is 18 – 14 June. We had originally hoped our photographic exhibition at Bournemouth Library would coincide, but we had to make do with the whole of April instead. The Mayor, Councillor Lawrence Williams, and Mayoress of Bournemouth opened our the exhibition – they are pictured, below, next to the Tapestry created by […]

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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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South American Newsletter March 2018

March 4, 2018

  The latest newsletter from the South America Team:- SUMMARY We have good news from Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. However, the security situation in Rio de Janeiro continues to deteriorate, while the number of Human Rights Defenders killed in Colombia in 2017 has risen by 32% and other victims of the ongoing conflict in Colombia […]

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Group Newsletter March 2018

February 24, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. Its earlier than usual, and a bit more slimline, to focus on three events you may be interested in:- 1) The next meeting  is on Thursday 8th March 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. Its our AGM (don’t let that put you off!) and we’ll also be discussing the national AGM resolutions. 2) Photography exhibition, […]

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