Book Sale – This Saturday

The Blackheath and Greenwich Amnesty clearance book sale will this year be held on Saturday 18 November from 10am till 4pm. As usual the book sale will be held at The Church of the Ascension on Dartmouth Row, Blackheath SE10 8B

For the clearance book sale all books will be half stated price for the whole day. In order to get the pick of the books we recommend turning up early but as we have thousands of quality books at great prices including specialist books, brand new fiction and children’s books there will quality books available all day long.

There will also be the opportunity to participate in this year’s Write for Rights campaign.

You can join our Facebook event and invite your friends at http://www.facebook.com/amnestybg

Also, if you are on Twitter you can join in all the conversation about the book sale using the hashtag #AmnestyBookSale and by following us at http://www.twitter.com/amnestybg

The group look forward to seeing you on Saturday 18 November. Any queries email aibg.enquiries@gmail.com 

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Hear what football has to say on human rights…

Video

Preview video for Sidelines film festival from 6-8 June in London – find out full details at http://www.amnesty.org.uk/issues/Sidelines%3A-Football-film-festival

Football, like all sport, should be a force for good but too often we hear of human rights being overlooked within and around the game. On the eve of the World Cup in Brazil, Amnesty UK and partner organisations present a weekend of films, and lively discussions all with a football and human rights theme.

Wandsworth Amnesty Speaker event on Chelsea Manning

Wandsworth Amnesty International are hosting a speaker event on Wednesday 12 March in Balham, which promises to be very interesting.
 
Ben Griffin, a former SAS soldier and the founder of Veterans for Peace, will be talking to us about the case of Private Chelsea Manning. He will be exploring the human rights abuses exposed by Manning and the repercussions of the information she leaked. 
 
This free event starts at 7.30pm at The Exhibit in Balham (in the upstairs room next to the diner). Please come along and find out why we should be taking action to support Manning.
 
For more information, contact wandsworthai@yahoo.co.uk
 

Interesting blog on Egypt

The Amnesty website has a blog on Egypt from January that might be of interest to group members. Especially relevant after the recent informative and interesting talk at the recent group meeting from Ann Marcus, Amnesty International UK’s volunteer Egypt Country Coordinator. The blog post was written as the result of a publication of an Amnesty International report on Egypt that marks 3 years since the 2011 revolution.