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The Minutes from our August 2015 Meeting are now online at our website.

You can view them at http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/monthly-meetings/meeting-minute
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Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

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Minutes of last meeting
 - Letters to Norwich Law Society, UEA Law School, Clive Lewis MP (DH)
 - Letter to Chloe Smith MP (GA)

Campaigns
 - Monthly Action (JK)
 - Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan (DF)
 - Stop Torture (DF)
 - Shaker Aamer (DH)

AI News
 - Dublin International Council Meeting 2015

Speaker: Shan Barclay, Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Events
 - Norwich Pride Day
 - 38% Demo. TTIP August 22nd. The Forum 11 am
 - SSAC Demo. Parliament Square Sept. 7th. 1-3pm
 - Edward Snowden Stall, The Greenhouse Sept. 12th 12-4.30

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Next meeting is September 16th 2015
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We will have a stall once again at 2015's Norwich Pride.

It is a great day with lots going on, so do please stop by, we always have campaigns you can take part in.

10am onwards Stalls at The Forum, Millennium Plain

10:30am Pride Opening Ceremony at The Forum

12 noon Entertainment and picnic at Chapelfield Gardens

1:30pm Costume Competition Judging

2pm The Parade

3 – 5pm Pride Show on Millennium Plain

You read more about what is going on the day and leading up to it at http://www.norwichpride.org.uk/
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This September, the world’s weapons industry plans to arrive in London for a huge arms fair: Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI). The results of DSEI are felt around the world as people are killed, economies are devastated, refugees are traumatised and peaceful protest is crushed.

This has to stop, and together we can stop it. If you're interested in taking action against the DSEI arms fair in London in September come along meet up with other local people to share ideas, find out more about what goes on at DSEI, and what actions to stop it are planned so far.

* Find out more about what goes on at the world's largest arms fair and what actions to stop it are planned so far
* Watch a screening of ‘Arms Trade on Trial’ - a brand new short film that follows the remarkable campaign against the UK arms trade fought by a small group of people who met under a lorry.
* Join a discussion led by activists from Campaign Against the Arms Trade and Arms dealers on trial.

Let us know you're coming! We've got limited space on the day, so please RSVP to kat@caat.org.uk to let us know you'll be joining us.
Help us Stop the Arms Fair!
Sat, July 18, 9:00 AM
Norwich Friends Meeting House, Committee Room, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW

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Amnesty International Campaign Against Torture

The UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is on Friday 26th June

To mark this day the Norwich Group is joining other Amnesty Groups in a Global Day of Action and holding a Silent Vigil on Saturday June 27th between 12noon and 1pm in the area of Hay Hill and Gentlemans Walk in Norwich.

We invite you to join us for the hour long action.

We will assemble opposite the Forum adjacent to the fence of St Peter Mancroft Church at 11.45am and then walk to Hay Hill.

All materials will be provided.

Please note that this action is on Saturday as we are more likely to get additional support at the weekend.

We would be pleased to hear from you if you are able to attend. Let us know via info@norwichamnesty.org.uk
Global Day of Action - holding a Silent Vigil in Norwich
Sat, June 27, 6:45 AM
Hay Hill and Gentlemans Walk in Norwich

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The annual Street Collection is one of Norwich Amnesty’s main fundraising events, and important because not only does it raise money for Amnesty’s hugely valued work worldwide, but also reminds the public that we are active in the city.

Norwich Street Collection
on
Saturday 9th May 2015
between
10am - 4pm

We would be very grateful if you could give an hour of your time on Saturday May 9th to help.

If you can help, please contact Nicky Leach at street.collection@norwichamnesty.org.uk and let her know what time of day would suit you best.
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Admission is free, with a voluntary collection

Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees.

Q&A's
The public showing will be followed by a Question and Answer session with the producer, Lia Tarachansky.

This is an excellent opportunity to see a unique film and to question the film producer.

This event will take place at:
Charing Cross Centre, 19 St. John Maddermarket, Norwich NR2 1DN

This event is organised by Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign. For more information please contact Frank on 01493 664499

Film Trailer
https://vimeo.com/65278501

Film Details

When the Israeli government tried to silence history, a light was shed on the nation’s biggest taboo. This is the story of those who tried to erase Palestine, creating an Israeli landscape of denial.

Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees.

She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying to uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever.

Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country’s biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence.

As a former Israelii settler, Lia was able to obtain interviews with settlers that would, in all probability, be denied to Palestinian film makers.
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Radio 4's 'The Reunion' on Sunday 16th August at 11:15 will be discussing Guantanamo Bay.

Sue MacGregor reunites two of the men held there. Sami al Hajj, a Sudanese cameraman with the news organisation Al Jazeera, was picked up in Afghanistan. He says he was covering America's war with the Taliban. Moazzam Begg, who is British, was living with his family in Pakistan when he was arrested. He claims he was handed over for bounty money. They are joined by Colonel Mike Bumgarner, head of the guard force at Guantanamo, and lawyer Clive Stafford Smith.

You can read more about the programme as well as being able to listen to the programme after airing, via the BBC programme website; 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007x9vc
Radio 4's 'The Reunion' discussing Guantanamo Bay
Sun, August 16, 6:15 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007x9vc

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Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

Minutes of last meeting
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Campaigns
 * Monthly Action (JK)
 * Atena Farghadani (RC)
 * Shaker Aamer (JM, DH) Group Photo, Letters
 * Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan (DF)
 * Asylum Seekers - letters to MPs
 * Christen Williams (FGM)
 * International News
 * Gaza one year on (short paper)
Events
 * CAAT workshop Saturday July 18th. FMH contact kat@caat.org.uk
 * Pride Day July 25th
 * UEA/AI meetings
 * School Visits 
 * StopTorture Vigil
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Next meeting is August 19th 2015
July Open Meeting
Wed, July 15, 7:30 PM GMT+1
Charing Cross Centre

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Amnesty UK Norwich Group held an hour vigil in the city centre on Saturday June 27th
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Can you spare 1 hour this Saturday, 9th May, to help us raise funds in Norwich?

Thank you to everyone who has offered to help us on Saturday, but we could still do with some additional help, so please even if you can only spare 1 hour, your help will be grateful appreciated.

If you can help, please contact Nicky Leach at street.collection@norwichamnesty.org.uk and let her know what time of day would suit you best.
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We hope to see you at our monthly meeting this Wednesday March 18th. 

Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

Minutes of last meeting

Matters Arising

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Resolutions for AGM (Please notify Chair in advance of any)

Campaigns
 - Monthly Action (JK)
 - Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan (DF)
 - Shaker Aamer
   (n.b. the Shaker Aamer case will be debated in the House of Commons on the afternoon of March 17th. BBC Parliament will cover this live.)  

Reports
 - The UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) – letter from Andrew Tyrie MP and report from Reprieve.

AGM Business
 - Chair’s Report
 - Treasurer’s Report
 - Election of officers
   (These are at present Chair David Huband, Treasurer David Ford, Minutes Secretary – Sue Mead. Committee members- David Bissonnet, Roz Cadwallader, Jonathan Cox, Joanna Kinnaird, Tom Read, Philip Wilson, David Yates )
 - Resolutions (if any) 
 - Year Plan (DY)

Events
 - Stop Torture/Shaker Aamer Stall
 - UNA Meeting (Friday March. 20th.)
 - Amnesty E.A. Regional Conference (Saturday March 28th.)
 - Election Hustings (April 22nd., FMH)
 - Quiz and Dips

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Introduction

We are ordinary people from around the Norwich (UK) and districts, standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.

As one of the many local Amnesty International groups in the UK we:

  • support the overall aims of Amnesty International

  • stimulate local interest in human rights issues

  • take action to support prisoners of conscience

The group meets in the Charing Cross Centre, Norwich, every third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm