It’s now more than 40 years since Embrace the Base when 30,000 women joined hands around the perimeter fence of RAF Greenham in Berkshire to protest against the siting of American nuclear weapons on the Common.
This is the first in a new series of five podcasts in which we’ll find out more about what Greenham Women did next. How their new-found strength led to dramatic life-choices, how their activism forged changes in the law and how their solidarity created a generation of proud feminists.
On a freezing weekend last December, many of those who’d taken part in that historic protest, reunited at the nearby Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp for two days of celebration, recalling their epic achievements, discussing new campaigns and having fun! In this episode we hear from just some of those pioneers, including some who started the original camp at Aldermaston and younger women who are fascinated by the Greenham women’s campaigning spirit.
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