UK: Learning the Wrong Lessons from Pandemic Response Measures in Prisons

The situation in UK prisons has improved little since the easing of restrictions in the general community.   The vast majority of prisoners remain locked in cells for around 23 hours a day.  The most concerning development of all is the increasing trend for the government and prison service to rationalise the idea that more time…

Success for Cardiff Amnesty

The Cardiff Amnesty International Group is delighted to announce that Owen Collins has been elected onto the Board of Amnesty International’s UK Section. The results of the election were announced at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 19th June. Owen, as many of you will know, is a committed campaigner who has been the driving…

London to Tehran Challenge: Completed

During May, the Cardiff Amnesty Group embarked on virtually travelling the distance from London to Tehran, along with other Amnesty members, family and friends. This distance worked out at a massive 2,780 miles, but the cause was one that warranted such action. Under the banner “Bring Them Home”, this action was intended to raise awareness…

It’s Started! Don’t Forget to Vote in AIUK Elections

Taking the Temperature of AIUK Owen Collins is standing for election to the Board of Amnesty International UK this year. Since April he has been visiting local groups across the country to ‘take the temperature’ of the movement. Be it organising new campaigns or fundraising initiatives, Owen has seen first-hand how activists are striving to…

Cardiff Amnesty and Anti-Racism

While the movement should be celebrating 60 years of life-changing activism, Amnesty International UK finds itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The issue of racism and the working culture within Amnesty International UK is a matter of concern to members of the Cardiff Amnesty Group. We agree with the AIUK Board that: “Racism is a pervasive problem. It is deep-rooted, entangled in every aspect of the world as it is today:…