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Last Wednesday along with other AI volunteers I hosted a stall on LGBT Rights. The occassion was a talk by Peter Tatchell on gay rights and a film entitled ‘Beyond the Pink Curtain’ which highlighted homophobia and a lack of protection from discrimination for the LGBT community in Eastern Europe. The main action at the stall was a postcard to the Lithuanian embassy opposing the homophobic legislative amendments have been put forward for consideration in Lithuania to criminalise the ‘promotion of homosexual relations in public places’. You can take action on this issue by visiting http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=629
I would like to say thankyou to the organisers of the SHOUT Festival in Birmingham for inviting us to have a stall.
Recently at the United Nations after years of discussions and debates, the vast majority of governments – 153 in total – agreed a timetable to establish a “strong and robust” Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) with the “highest common standards” to control international transfers of conventional arms. There is currently no global Treaty on the conventional arms trade.
See http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=18479 for more info
A CONCERT OF MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS
In Aid of Amnesty International
On Saturday 12th December 2009
at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
For more information please see Poster for Download
Next year’s Amnesty International UK’s will be held at Warwick from the 9th to 11th of April. Please mark in your diaries and watch out for further details. I do hope we’ll have a good turnout with it being held locally.