Greenham Common


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Greenham Common

a village in West Berkshire unitary authority, Berkshire; site of a US cruise missile base, and, from 1981, a camp of women protesters against nuclear weapons; although the base had closed by 1991 a small number of women remained until 2000
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The last missiles would leave Greenham Common in 1991.
It was during this time that Rae and her fellow campaigners travelled down to Berkshire to support the women of the Greenham Common Peace Camp, who were protesting a government decision to allow cruise missiles to be based there.
Thousands encircled the RAF Greenham Common base, cutting through sections of its fence and there were hundreds of arrests.
Through graphic photographs, artwork and cartoons, Smith charts the evolution of the Peace Movement through the terrible conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries - the First and Second World Wars, Hiroshima, Vietnam - through to the Gulf Wars via Greenham Common, Aldermaston, and Guantanamo Bay.
Exhibits include The Last Gaze, presented for the Northern Art Prize in 2013 and Common Reflections, a representation of the fence at Greenham Common produced using concrete, wire fencing, corrugated zinc and mirror panels.
Previous spoilers for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" claim the Greenham Common location was used to set up the Pirates Cove.
1983: The Greenham Common women's group (pictured) mounted their first protest as cruise missiles arrived at the US airbase in Berkshire.
It seems apt when remembering that 30 years ago this month thousands of women took part in Star Marches around the UK to show their solidarity for the Greenham Common Peace Camp - against nuclear missiles at the Berkshire site.
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