Recent posts and comments on the 1 Billion Rising movement have reminded me of how absolutely awe inspired I was the day I first saw this photo:
[I didn't pay to use this but it came from here http://photofusionpictures.photoshelter.com/image/I0000JDMgmsjK3NY]
Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp was established September 1981 to protest the siting of nuclear weapons [cruise missiles]
The more authorities arrested and moved protesters, the bigger the camp grew.
In December 1982, 30,000 women joined hands around the base, to Embrace it.
In April 1983, about 70,000 protesters formed a 14 miles (23 km) human chain from Greenham to an ordnance factory at Aldermaston.
Peace camps popped up in more than a dozen sites in
The last missiles left the camp in 1991 when weapons treaties and policies changed - not as a result of the protests of course.
The camps and protests hardly brought about world peace but they helped change my world a little.