|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.
|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.
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.
|From: Tim Thomas (PC)
Please could you inform local Green Party members of this cross party campaign.
I have invited all the local AMs to speak.
Would be nice to see you there.
I am happy to circulate this and to encourage support for this campaign. Details below. (Andy)
The campaign against the downgrading of hospital services has begun in earnest. I am pleased to inform you that the first cross party campaign meeting will be held in the Evergreen Hall, Bridgend on Thursdy 8th November from 7.30 pm to 9.30. It would be great if you could attend.
The intention is to hold these meetings in other areas across the Bridgend, Aberafan, Neath and Ogmore Constituencies, but it would be great if we could have a large turn out.
Diolch yn fawr
|Dear Mr Davey,
I want you to award the country a CBE: a Clean British Energy revolution. It’s time to switch from dirty imported fossil fuels and develop clean British power from our wind, sun and water.
Your Electricity Market Reform plans must:
Follow this link to send your copy of this and build the pressure on Davey:
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