Group Newsletter June 2023

June 13, 2023

Our next meeting  is on Thursday 6th July 2023,  7.30pm at Moordown Community Centre. We had a successful “Increase the Peace Festival” in Boscome last month. Our next event is going to be more ambitious, our first “Jamnesty”… Jamnesty at Chaplins Bar We are delighted to announce that Chaplins Bar Boscombe have agreed to stage a music benefit for Amnesty International […]

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South America Newsletter June 2023

June 6, 2023

This month, we have updates on Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Chile and Argentina.  Amnesty has issued the full findings of its investigation of human rights abuses during the protests in Peru.  There is a petition that you can sign demanding fundamental reform of the Colombian National Police.  You can tweet calling for the Brazilian Senate […]

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Europe Newsletter June 2023

June 5, 2023

From Monday  the 19th of June to Sunday 25th June Refugee Week takes place across the World. The theme of this years Refugee Week is compassion. While many ordinary people across the world show compassion and solidarity to refugees who have lost everything due to war, oppression and violence, governments across Europe particularly at the […]

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Back Door Parole

May 15, 2023

Some of you may remember attending the Journeymen Theatre’s performance of Feeding the Darkness (about state-sanctioned torture), a few years ago. This will be the very last performance of Journeymen as Lynn and Dave are retiring.

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Boscombe Increase the Peace Festival

May 12, 2023

We had a stall at the Boscombe Increase the Peace Festival on Sunday May 7th. This was a first for us and proved very successful. We featured two individual campaigns, Chow Hang-tung and Salma al-Shehab, plus the Stop the Cruel Immigration Bill campaign.

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South America Newsletter May 2023

May 4, 2023

This month, we bring you news that – ARGENTINA THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES IN MENDOZA VOTED A RESOLUTION WHICH MAINTAINS THAT “THE MAPUCHES SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED ORIGINAL ARGENTINE PEOPLES.” | CEDOC-PERFIL Tens of thousands of Mapuches, members of an indigenous people established on both sides of the Andes in the Chilean and Argentine territory, […]

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Group Newsletter May 2023

May 2, 2023

Welcome to the latest newsletter.Our next meeting  is on Thursday 4th May 2023,  7.30pm at Moordown Community Centre.We have a stall at the Boscombe Increase the Peace Festival on Sunday May 7th. You can find us in the High Street. Please come along and say hello, and participate in the campaign we’ll be featuring. Protect the ProtestRight now, our right […]

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Chow Hang-tung

May 2, 2023

September 2023 Chow Hang-tung remains in prison waiting for her appeal against her conviction in March. Other charges remain against her. In June The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the U.N. Human Rights Council found that Chow Hang-tung’s imprisonment is a breach of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which China signed […]

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Europe Newsletter April 2023

April 30, 2023

Türkiye Türkiye: People with disabilities neglected in humanitarian response to devastating earthquakes As you will all be aware, southern Türkiye and northwest Syria were hit by devastating earthquakes in February. More than 48,000 people were killed and more than 100,000 were injured many of whom lost limbs and sustained other life-changing injuries. An estimated 3.3 […]

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South America Newsletter April 2023

April 12, 2023

Dear friends This month we bring you news from Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina and Chile. Plus we have the regional highlights from Amnesty International’s annual report on human rights worldwide. In Colombia Amnesty International, together with many local NGOs, has published its detailed proposals for police reform. Whilst in Brazil, Amnesty and other civic […]

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