This is a video about Greenham common women’s peace camp in 1982.
Sacrifice for peace
(Monday 05 September 2005)
Greenham by Sarah Hipperson
(Greenham Publications, £10)
PAUL DONOVAN follows the struggle of the Greenham peace activists who successfully campaigned against cruise missiles.
This book from Sarah Hipperson charts the ultimately successful struggle of a group of women during the 1980s and ’90s to get cruise missiles removed from Greenham Common.
The story is an inspiring one of hardship and success set against all odds.
Sarah Hipperson’s is a remarkable story as she went from Glasgow midwife to suburban housewife and peace activist.
Hipperson was a founding member of Catholic Peace Action (CPA) in 1982.
CPA was dedicated to opposing the British government policy of nuclear deterrence through faith and acts of civil disobedience.
Read more here.