Out of the Darkness : Greenham Voices 1981-2000-9780750995177

Out of the Darkness : Greenham Voices 1981-2000

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Author: Kerrow, Kate, Mordan, Rebecca, Armstrong, Frankie, Binding: Hardback, Imprint: The History Press Ltd, Series: N/A, Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Published: 27/08/2021, Pagination: 272 pages, 16 Plates, color; 50 Illustrations, unspecified, Classification: Berkshire, Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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In 1981, a group of women marched from Cardiff to the Greenham Common RAF base in Newbury to protest the siting of US nuclear missiles on British soil.

They formed what became the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp and stayed there for almost twenty years, in what would become the largest, most effective woman-led protest since the Suffrage campaign.

Out of the Darkness reunites the women of Greenham to share their recollections of the highs and lows of camp life, explore how they organised, and uncover the non-violent ways they challenged military, police and cultural forces, all in the name of peace.

Whether freeing MoD geese or dancing on silos, whether composing songs to put their cases across in court or kissing in the face of advancing police, this is the story of the power of creativity, wit and courage, and the sisterhood the Greenham women created.

This book celebrates the Greenham pioneers of peaceful protest and hopes to inspire a new generation of activists.