The Danish Peace Academy
Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp Songbook
53 Linking Arms Circling Round
(Round) in 4 parts
Linking arms, circling round
Womanpower is wakening to the Keening sound. (repeat ad
[No information about author and composer.]
[Keening: Lamenting, making a loud, long, sad sound, especially
because someone has died.
The Greenham Common women tried to "make connection" emotionally
with members of Parliament [January 18, 1982] by "keening" at them,
a form of protest which one woman described by saying: "It's a
means of expression without words, without having to get tied up in
various arguments, facts and figures, whys and wherefores. You can
just show how you feel." As another woman warned, facts can become
"a source of power and mystification."
[No information about post card source.
Post card picture source: The file of Inger Bjørn
The Women's Historical Collection, the State Library - Aarhus.]
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