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FRIDAY 25 JUNE, LONDON: FORCESWATCH BRIEFING
Briefing on British Army recruitment practices by ForcesWatch (www.forceswatch.net).
7-9pm, The Crypt, St Peter De Beauvoir Church, De Beauvoir Road, London, N1 5AT (map: http://tinyurl.com/323zukc)
SATURDAY 26 JUNE, LONDON: COUNTER-RECRUITMENT & OUTREACH TO SOLDIERS ON “ARMED FORCES DAY”
Meet 10.30am, Ministry of Defence (Main Building), Horse Guards Avenue (off Whitehall, Map: http://tinyurl.com/32t4b8v). Please bring Oyster card with £5 on it.
SATURDAY 26 JUNE, LONDON: COUNTER-RECRUITMENT VIGILS ON “ARMED FORCES DAY”
Vigils will be taking place at London’s three Army Contact Points (aka “Arcades of Death” – see http://tinyurl.com/2ena5ug):
Hounslow: 11am – 1pm, Hounslow High Street, outside the Treaty Centre (map: http://tinyurl.com/36kjayt). Org. by Hounslow Stop the War. 07774 936 556
Dalston: 1.30pm, Kingsland Shopping Centre, Kingsland High Street, E8 (opposite Dalston Kingsland train station. Map: http://tinyurl.com/394kafr). Org. by Hackney Stop the War.
Bromley: 1pm – 4pm, Market Square, Bromley, BR1 (5 min walk from Bromley North station. Map: http://tinyurl.com/32qzgk3). Org. by the Trail of Tears Peace Walkers. Contact 0845 458 2564
SATURDAY 26 JUNE, LONDON: DISSENT, RESISTANCE AND THE MILITARY
How should the peace movement engage with ordinary soldiers? Discussion with Mike Marqusee (Redemption Song), Gwyn Gwyntopher (At Ease) and ex-soldier Ben Griffin.
6-8pm, Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Rd, N1 9DX, (tube: King’s X). Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/2vkb86a
SUNDAY 27 JUNE, HUDDERSFIELD: ‘SOLDIERS OF PEACE’ SCREENING ON “UNARMED FORCES DAY”
Special “Unarmed Forces Day” screening of the ‘Soldiers of Peace’, featuring stories of peace from 14 countries around the world (www.soldiersofpeacemovie.com). Free admission but PLEASE BOOK A PLACE. 6.30pm refreshments – film at 7.00pm. Quaker Meeting House, Church Street HD1 4TR Wheelchair accessible. To book e: cara[AT]cooptel.net t: 07982 079 451
SUNDAY 27 JUNE – 1 JULY, LONDON TO COLCHESTER: FIVE-DAY PEACE WALK FROM LONDON TO COLCHESTER IN SUPPORT OF JOE GLENTON
Meet 10.30am, Sunday 27 June, Ministry of Defence (Main Building), Horse Guards Avenue (off Whitehall, Map: http://tinyurl.com/32t4b8v) for the start of five-day walk to the military prison in Colchester where soldier Joe Glenton is in prison for refusing to fight in Afghanistan. The route will pass through Ilford, Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Maldon, arriving in Colchester on 1 July. Crash-pad accommodation and vegan food provided en route. Typical daily walk length: 12 miles. Support vehicles will be available each day to ferry sleeping gear etc… Details of daily start times and locations, evening events etc… below. For more info contact 0845 458 2564 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: If you’re planning to join the walk along the route, then please ring the night before to confirm the details below (07980 748 555):
DAY ONE, SUNDAY 27 JUNE: 10.1 MILES – CENTRAL LONDON TO ILFORD
Start: EITHER meet 10.30am for a 10.45am start at the Ministry of Defence, Horse Guards Avenue, Whitehall, London SW1 OR meet 10.45am, 453 Strand, WC2R 0RH (outside the SOCPA zone – see 6. below)
End: approx 5.30pm. Near Ilford train station.
Public meeting: 7.30pm, Wanstead Friends Meeting House, Bush Road, Wanstead, E11 3AU.
DAY TWO, MONDAY 28 JUNE: 11.5 MILES – ILFORD TO BRENTWOOD
Start: 9am. Ilford army careers office, 180a Cranbrook Road, IG1 4LR (near Ilford train station).
End: approx 5.30pm, Brentwood Cathedral Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, CM15 8AT (a 15 min walk from Brentwood Railway Station)
Public meeting: 7.30pm, Shenfield Friends Meeting House, 49 Hutton Road, Brentwood, CM15 8LA
DAY THREE, TUESDAY 29 JUNE: 15 MILES – BRENTWOOD TO CHELMSFORD
Start: 9am. Brentwood Cathedral Hall (see above).
End: approx 5.30pm. Chelmsford War Memorial (outside council headquarters) CM1 1JE (near Chelmsford train station).
Public meeting: 8pm, Chelmsford Friends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1QL
DAY FOUR, WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE: 12 / 20 MILES – CHELMSFORD TO MALDON / TOLLESHUNT KNIGHTS (TWO OPTIONS)
Start: 9am. Chelmsford War Memorial (see above).
End: approx 7pm. EITHER Maldon Friends Meeting House, Butt Lane, Maldon CM9 5HD OR Corner of Barnhall Road and Rectory Road, Tolleshunt Knights CM9 8HA.
DAY FIVE, THURSDAY 1 JULY: 14 MILES – TOLLESHUNT KNIGHTS TO COLCHESTER
Either – Start: 9am. Friends Meeting House, Butt Lane, Maldon CM9 5HD. (Car to Tolleshunt Knights.)
Or – Start: 9.30am. Corner of Barnhall Road and Rectory Road, Tolleshunt Knights CM9 8HA.
End: Meet 6pm at the War Memorial in Colchester Town Centre (see http://tinyurl.com/373zorz) for rally and 3.5 mile walk to the Military Corrective Training Centre, Colchester, CO2 9NU, with Colchester Stop the War and others. Rally likely to end after 8.30pm.
For more info contact 0845 458 2564 (before 26 June) or 07503 488 949 (during the walk) or 07973 484 202 (during the walk) or e-mail email@example.com