The BBC are compiling a list of the 100 most powerful women in the UK. Who are the movers and shakers who shape the way we live today? Which women have the greatest impact on British politics, society, culture and the economy?
Tell them who you’d like to see on the Woman’s Hour Power List. Find out more here:
Vote for Caroline Lucas (MP), Natalie Bennett (Leader) and Jean Lambert (MEP) on BBC Radio 4 Womans hour please. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
Monthly Archives: October 2012
Fracking in Wales – Public Meeting – Wrexham – Thursday
GET FRACTIOUS demo – 1st December – London
On1st December – organised by our friends at the Campaign Against Climate Change.
Hopefully we can get a good size delegation from South Wales together!
12 noon Assemble at Grosvenor Square
1.00-1.30: Building pipeline, speakers on tar sands and the US
Saturday 1st December – midway through the Qatar Climate Talks – COP 18
FULL DETAILS: http://www.campaigncc.org/getfracktious
An e-card to send around to your friends and contacts is here.
Peace Pledge Union’s white poppy project
|Each year PPU’s white poppies project challenges the war-condoning values of embedded in many traditional remembrance ceremonies.The red poppy symbol was first used in France to raise funds for children orphaned during the 1914-18 war and was quickly taken over to raise funds for the very people engaged in that war. The white poppy began as a message, mostly from women, many of whom were mothers, sisters, widows and sweethearts of men killed in the First World War. They, like many others, began to feel with the rising domestic and international tensions that the war to end all wars, in which their men had been maimed, killed or languished in prison for refusing to fight, would be followed by an even worse war.
Today, the international white poppy project asks us to remember all the victims of war; the innocent civilans, of all ages, as well as the servicemen.
Andy Chyba has a small supply of the PPU white poppies available, or you can order some here, to share with like minded people: http://www.ppu.org.uk/ppushop/
Verse & Vine – readings and sippings!
|I am privileged to report that Robert has invited me to read from my book, The Asylum of the Universe.
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/AsylumoftheUniverseI will read an abridged version of one chapter.
Verse and Vine (November 2nd at The Green Room [above SUSSED])
Wed, October 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM
The Ecosocialist Tabloid – Issue No1
|Green Left members have just put together a free tabloid which was distributed at the anti-austerity demo in London yesterday, to very favourable reactions by all accounts
There are plans to make this a fairly regular production (quarterly perhaps), if we can keep funding it, but this first edition could well become a collectors item.
You can see an online version here: http://www.thegreenleft.org/publications.html
It may surprise you to hear that I had very little to with the anti-fracking piece on this occasion, but I have a half page piece offering some financial advice on pg. 9 (which may amuse some of you).
I have a very limited supply of the printed version which I will make available on a first come, first served basis to those that come to the meeting on Thursday (see notice below), so long as you promise to encourage as many people as possible to read it!
Bridgend Green Party Meeting Agenda – Thursday 25th October
|Bridgend Green Party Meeting
7.00pm Thursday 25th September 2012 at the
The Railway PH at the bottom of Station Hill (upstairs meeting room). ALL WELCOME (Especially new members!)
NOTE – Venue is 1 minute’s walk from both the Bus and Train stations in Bridgend.
REMINDER – If anyone needs a lift to any of our meetings, let Andy know and we will organise it for you.
Stop the Abolition of Disability Living Allowance for Personal Independence Payments – HM Govt. E-petition
|Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions
The government intends to abolish Disability Living Allowance and replace it with Personal Independence Payments. We feel the government is doing this because it is clear by awarding the contract to assess Personal Independence Payments to ATOS, it is a means to make savage cuts welfare to the most vulnerable in society. We believe peoples lives will be lost as a result of the scrapping of DLA for Personal Independence Payments assessed by ATOS.
Shot for speaking out – Amnesty International seek our support for action
Jill Stein Arrested: Green Party Candidate Handcuffed Before Debate
|Arrested and handcuffed to a metal chair for 8 hours, for ‘blocking the traffic’ – Greens around the world are up against it!!
Huffington Post coverage:
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested outside of Hofstra University on Tuesday after she attempted to enter the debate grounds.
Student-run news organization Long Island Report posted a video of Stein and Honkala sitting, with an officer arguing, “You’re blocking traffic.” After Honkala stated, “We want to practice our first amendment rights,” the police can been seen removing the women from the ground and leading them away.
According to the campaign, Stein and Honkala were then arrested. Press contact Glenn Turner confirmed to HuffPost that Stein was arrested and as of early Tuesday evening was still in jail, charged with disorderly conduct.
Earlier in the day, Stein told Philadelphia Weekly that despite some butterflies in the stomach, “We are prepared to be arrested in the service of democracy and a future that serves us all.
Stein advocates have been upset over her exclusion from the main debates. According to Politico, “The bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates stipulates that a candidate must garner at least 15 percent in national polls in order to participate.”
Stein’s supporters have expressed disillusionment with mainstream candidates, while many environmentalists have grown frustrated over the “climate silence” permeating much of the campaign season.
As HuffPost blogger Carl Gibson wrote:
According to the campaign, Stein is expected to be listed on 85% of the ballots, and is planning to participate in an upcoming debate with Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson.