Greenham Common womens protest
It was a new form of protest and a high profile feminist statement – as well as an act of defiance against the siting of Cruise missiles on British soil at a time of heightened anxiety about the threat of nuclear war. The Greenham Common womens peace camp brought together young campaigners as well as veteran CND members.
The political right and tabloid press (and some on the left it should be noted) showered mockery on Greenham Common. But for many it awoke their political consciousness.