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PEACE NEWS SUMMER CAMP 2010
Oxfordshire, 23 – 27 July 2010
Join people from across the broad spectrum of the British peace movement for five days of exploration, celebration and empowerment!
This year’s themes include: feminism and peace; sharing our skills; challenging the military; engaging with other movements; radicalising our lives; and debating nonviolence (see below for more info).
Over 40 workshops, including:
> ‘Can we eat ourselves to a better world?’ and ‘Practical Cakemaking’ – Veggies (www.veggies.org.uk)
> ‘What Can People Do, Where They Live, to Change the World?’ – Haringey Solidarity Group (www.haringey.org.uk)
> Drone Wars – Chris Cole (http://dronewarsuk.wordpress.com)
> ‘Chomsky’s Priority: Mass Media and the Anti-war Movement’ with Milan Rai (www.peacenews.info)
> ‘Profiteering in Palestine’ – Corporate Watch (www.corporatewatch.org.uk)
> ‘What the Army doesn’t tell you’ – Forces Watch (www.forceswatch.net)
> ‘Militarisation of the Borders’ – No Borders (www.noborders.org.uk)
> Radical Climate Activism – Thames Valley Climate Action (http://tvca.ox4.org)
> Community Economics – Marsh Farm Project (www.marshfarmoutreach.org.uk)
> ‘Lessons from the Animal Rights Movement’
Plus: Samba, play-readings, poetry, camp-fires, good company and much, much more!
The Camp will be located in a lovely field belonging to farmer Adam Twine at Westmill Farm, Watchfield. The farm is on the B4508. It is about 5 miles outside of Faringdon and about 8 miles from Swindon, SN6 8TH . See map for the location of the farm.
The Camp costs £15 – £60 depending on income. Food (3 meals a day and drinks) will cost £6 – £10 a day for adults, depending on income. Payment can be made by cheque, online or by phone.
More info at www.peacenewscamp.info. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY: http://tinyurl.com/ye9o4r5
ABOUT THE PN SUMMER CAMP
Peace News Summer Camp is an inclusive, democratically-run five-day experience-in-miniature of the kind of world we are trying to bring about. Bring your own contribution to a space that bridges the usual divisions in our movements and our society, where we pay as much attention to how we bring about change as to the changes that are so desperately needed. This year, feminism joins our standing themes of peace and justice.
We will be learning from other movements, struggling with challenging issues, creating greater cohesion in a segmented peace movement and debating nonviolence. Workshops will range from theoretical discussions to practical planning for actions later in the year. There will be over fifty years of activist experience at the camp, along with fresh faces.
Fed by local organic fruit and veg (lovingly cooked by the wonderful Veggies of Nottingham), we’re camping in a family-friendly and renewably-powered way from 23-27 July near Faringdon, Oxfordshire, to make the world a better place.
THEMES FOR THIS YEAR’S CAMP
> Feminism and Peace
Gender perspectives on violence, nonviolence and activism
> Building our Skills, Sharing our Skills
Nonviolent direct action training, consensus decision making, building a strategy, working in affinity groups, public speaking skills, radical music and more.
> Challenging the Military
Let’s get the military out of our lives and out of other peoples’ countries
> Engaging with other Movements and Struggles
What can we learn from other like-minded campaigns such as radical climate activism, animal rights, student activism and European peace campaigns
> Radicalising our lives
Food, education, power production and more
> Debating Nonviolence
How can we take effective action?
WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT LAST YEAR’S PN SUMMER CAMP
Some quotes from last year’s campers:
“The fascinating and engaging discussions, debates and conversations that seemed to be taking place all the time all over the camp. Fantastic networking amongst groups and individuals.”
“Camaraderie, challenge, ideas, stimulation, re-energising, contacts, space for input and importing information, wood collecting, tree climbing, tripod, all ages, relaxed feeling, lovely food, fire.”
“The spirit of the occasion. Also the chance to discuss in depth issues we have been campaigning for/support and of course meeting folk and getting to learn new ideas and about ‘them’ as people.”
“Discussions, relationships, people, depth of thought. LOVED IT!”
Veggies Diary listing: http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1655