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    Meetings are  held on the first Wednesday of the month (except August)  at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated,  at Friends’ Meeting House, Lechlade Road, Faringdon.

    Our meetings are usually open to the public. For  more details, please ring 01367  710308 or 241707 or 240808

       Also -  Please try and bring with you a gift for the Tombola      (especially alcohol)/ new or good second hand items/toiletries/ tins    of food, etc. etc.   and/or a Bottle for the Bottle Stall –anything in a bottle, from shampoo to champagne.

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(AFFA – Arura-Faringdon Friendship Association. )

    Diary dates for events involving FPG - February, 2017

    Wed 1 Mar Monthly Meeting. Liz Woolley ‘Children’s experiences of the 2nd World War in Oxfordshire’

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        Sat. 18th March ‘Fair Fare Fayre’ Fairtrade market, activities and refreshments for FT fortnight. Faringdon Market Place and Old Town Hall, 10 – 1pm.

        Wed. 5 Apr.  Monthly Meeting. TBA

        Wed 3 May  Monthly Meeting TBA

        Wed 7 Jun  Monthly Meeting. Speaker. Symon Hill. Subject TBA

        Sat 1 Jul Grand Peace Fete.  Not too early to start thinking about it!!   Bruce and Valerie Kent are looking forward to being our ‘Honoured Guests’!

          • Diary dates for Regional and National Events
          • Sat. 4th Feb ‘Break the Ban’ Stop the War, with Stand up to Racism, Muslim Assoc. of Britain, Muslim Engagement and Development and Friends of Al-Aqsa, mass protest against Trump’s racist travel ban on people from Muslim countries. 11am, starting at the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square and marching to Downing Street.
          • Tues 7 Feb Oxfordshire Peace Campaign meeting. 2.30pm. Mitre, High St. Oxford.
          • 7 -9 Feb In June 2016 Campaign against Arms Trade were granted permission to take the government’s decision to keep arming Saudi Arabia to the High Court. The case will be considered from 7-9 Feb. This landmark action could stop the sale of weapons which contribute to appalling human suffering in Yemen. It will expose the government's approach to arms exports where human rights are sacrificed for arms company profits. Please email your MP. See www.caat.org.uk/campaigns/stop-arming-saudi/mp-lobby for more details.
          • Tues. 21st Feb OXFORD GOES TO PALESTINE! Public meeting, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, 7pm. At the end of last year 9 people went from Oxford to Ramallah. Come and hear about the tripand how you can be involved. Oxford Ramallah Friendship Assoc. (ORFA) www.oxford-ramallah.org
          • Weds. 1st March Global Nuclear Weapons Ban Lobby of Parliament. 12 – 6pm. See CND website for more info. If you can’t get there, email your MP to urge them to support the UN negotiations. For most of us: Ed Vaizey Vaizeye@parliament.uk
          • Thurs 2 Mar Cuban Ambassador to speak in Oxford. Also a film. 7.0pm More details later. Contact Carol. 01235 811728
          • Sat 4 Mar London Demonstration. ‘Defend the NHS’ People’s Assembly March for NHS and against Trident. 12 00, Tavistock Square, London. For more info information@cnduk.org  020 7700 2393
            • Sat 20 May Levellers’ Day, Burford. Organised by S.E. Region T.U.C.

Reasons to be Cheerful.

    On 27th October 2016 ,the General Assembly of the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to begin negotiations in 2017  to ban nuclear  weapons.

    This historic decision signals an end to two  decades of paralysis in multi -lateral nuclear disarmament efforts. 123 nations voted in favour, 38 against, 15 abstentions. The UK., Israel and US voted against !

    More info. ICAN-  International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons. www.icanw.org

     

We may not win by protesting. But if we don’t protest we will lose. If we stand up to them there’s always a chance that we will win’. Hetty Bower. Hetty died recently at the age of  108  after a lifetime of protest. We met her last  year at the ‘April Fool’s Day’  protest at Aldermaston.

Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are going’. Chinese proverb

    Ed Vaizey MP can be contacted at vaizeye@parliament.uk   or  0207  219  6350

     Support Palestinians. Boycott Israeli goods. Avoid ‘Agrexco’ and ‘Carmel Agrexco’ labels. Buy ‘Zaytoun’ olive oil from ‘Mustard Seed’  in Faringdon.

     Morocco invaded Western Sahara in 1975, and is still in occupation, oppressing the Saharawi. Morocco has divided the country with a 1.500 km wall, protected by minefields and 120,000 soldiers. More info: www.wsahara.org.u

    In 1975 Morocco invaded Western Sahara, and is still in occupation, oppressing the Saharawi. The length of the wall that splits Western Sahara into two is 2500km . This wall is also the longest and most dangerous wall all over the world, dividing Saharaui families, it has more than 9 000 000 antipersonal mines spread all over it (300 meters both sides) -  according to the Pentagon. 120 000 thousand soldiers are vigilating it with tanks, heavy artillery, and the worst of all is that the world never hears about this anachronism. There is another wall of silence we absolutely need to break. More info: www.wsahara.org.uk

    Support Palestinians. Boycott Israeli goods. Avoid ‘Agrexco’ and ‘Carmel Agrexco’ labels. Buy ‘Zaytoun’ olive oil from ‘Mustard Seed’  in Faringdon.

    All meetings are at 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Lechlade Rd. (opposite former Duke of Wellington) unless stated otherwise. Further details, help with wheelchairs etc. phone 241707 or 710308

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