Gatecrashers' Stroll and Declaration of Independence FROM America !
Meet at the car park at the top of Fairford town centre at 3pm
for leisurely stroll to the main gate for Declaration plus optional bike
tour or walking tour of southern perimeter.
more details: http://www.fairfordpeacewatch.com/IndependenceDay.html
map & directions: http://www.fairfordpeacewatch.com/mapanddirections.html
Overnight camping available at Faringdon Peace Fair! (see below)
If you can't get to Fairford, go to Menwith Hill http://www.caab.org.uk
or Parliament Square: http://www.parliament-square.org.uk/
2] 5th July Faringdon Peace Fair
2 - 5pm Coleshill Park, on the B4019 between Faringdon and Highworth, approx
10 miles north of Swindon.
live music, dog show, children's games, demonstrations, variety of stalls
with lots of goodies for sale and other campaign groups with info, food and
drink etc. Peacewatchers and supporters stall with lots of Peacewatch
goodies and a special Independence Day souvenir!
Camping is available for people who're coming to the Gatecrashers' Stroll on
4th July and want to stay overnight. Bring your own tent, camping equipment,
food etc so that you are self sufficient.
maps and directions: http://www.fairfordpeacewatch.com/Faringdonmaps.html
3] Wartrose supports Rogue International Arms Traders
Waitrose Supermarkets, Marshalls stores and all Tourist Offices (except the
one in Stroud) are selling tickets for the Rogue International Arms Traders
(RIAT) see below. We have started a letter and e-mail writing campaign, and
people are beginning to send in details of their non-violent direct actions
and protests at the stores nationwide.
Currently Wartrose are saying that they're only sponsoring the RIAT to
support the RAF Benevolent Fund. We think there are a lot better ways of
supporting the widows and orphans of those thousands of people affected by
the bombing from USAF Fairford. And Islamic Relief would be another good
cause to support: http://www.islamicrelief.com
for more details, see:
4] Poppy Appeal
We're having a Remembrance Day event later in the year which will involve
~ scattering poppy seeds around the perimeter of the base
~ laying wreaths and tying paper poppies to the fence.
PLEASE can people collect poppy seed heads NOW. We will need LOTS! They're
ripening in gardens all over the country, please dry them out and keep them
to bring with you later in the year or post them to us at:
more details: http://www.fairfordpeacewatch.com/PoppyAppeal.html
5] 15 - 21 July Rogue International Arms Traders visit USAF Fairford
Peace protesters, Citizens Weapons Inspectors and Peacewatchers will be
visiting USAF Fairford from all over the country to show their disgust at
this display of weaponry from the military powermongers, while people
continue to die from the invasion and cluster bombing of Iraq from this
air base. The latest news is that a B2 bomber is to fly past. Details on
RIAT website: http://www.airtattoo.intheuk.com/
SEND US YOUR RIAT PROTEST PLANS to publicise them on our webpages!
Bristol Stop the War Group's Demonstration:
19th July Bristol Demonstration:
12.00 noon Onwards
Meet Fairford High St. (On the junction of Mill Lane & Park St.)
"The Fairford Military Airshow (Air Tattoo) will take place from
15th-20th July. This event provides western military powers with the
chance to flaunt their power, & an opportunity for arms companies to
advertise their wares. This year the B52 bombers that were used for the
massive bombing of Iraq will be returning to Fairford, this time to
'entertain' the British people, along with the notorious B2 Stealth
People must understand that these weapons of mass destruction are
responsible for the death & maiming of 10's of thousands of people
around the world, & importantly that this mass slaughter has not stopped
& will never stop until we say no. Bristol-Stop-The-War will be
Demonstrating Fairford on the 19th July, we urge you all to do the same,
& to begin making preparations for this event now."
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.
SEND US YOUR RIAT PROTEST PLANS for inclusion on our website.
keep an eye on http:// www.fairfordpeacewatch.com/RIAT
6] 30th July - 3rd August Peacewatch at the Big Green Gathering
Peacewatchers and friends will be camped in the DIY campaigns area, with a
stall selling quality bric-a-brac, jewelry, peacewatch goods, our brand
*NEW* I-Spy book , badges, our very own music CDs, cups of peacewatch
special coffee etc. And we'll have a mini chill-out area with cushions for
relaxing and listening to our story.
* Briar will be singing her G10 songs in one of the music tents*
This promises to be ~the~ G10 reunion of the summer! Come along and help
with the stall, come along for a chat, listen to our music!
more info: http://www.big-green-gathering.com
7] Plea hearings at Gloucester Crown Court and hearings at Cirencester
Magistrates Court and in Southampton are ongoing, the next ones are in July
and September. If you can come to the court to lend your physical presence
in support of the Fairford defendants, make sure you're getting these
mailings or keep an eye on the website. If anyone wants support in Court, or
press publicity or via our website, please send us your updates:
8] Our Internet Mailing Lists
A new yahoo information/discussion list is here:
info and news by, for and about Peacewatchers USAFs Fairford and Welford
If you just want an occasional fortnightly or so email like this one, or a
Press Release, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with
'subscribe' in the subject header
9] Webpages for local peace groups.
fairfordpeacewatch.com will be linking to, or providing pages for peace
groups which are involved in demonstrating or peacewatching at Fairford or
Welford. During this week the site will launch pages for Birmingham peace
groups, and will have a Faringdon Peace Group page ready in
the week after the Peace fair on 5th July. We will publish photographs and
details of actions or events for other groups or peacewatchers who send them
Mail us at email@example.com for more details.
Happy Shopping (or Stopping!) at Waitrose, everyone!
See you at Fairford on 4th July and have a great summer !!