We at SUSSED have a fantastic event lined up in the Green Room (above SUSSED), 15th of May at 8pm! Need to get rid of some closet space? Found you may have purchased something you would never wear? Then this is the event for you.
You are invited to our very own Frock Swap, this way you can get rid of some old clothes but may find something that you’ll treasure! Anyone is welcome at this event, men, women and children, so attack that wardrobe and lets get swapping!
Rules of Frock Swapping
All proceeds go to Sustainable Wales! For more information please check out the poster attached or call us, contacts below.
Im Stephen Wood and am an active member of the Green Party, based in London.
Thanks already to those of you who have been in touch about my piece earlier this week which examined how the Green Party has been performing since the election of its new leadership team. I’m starting to collate some of the feedback and these will be reflected in some of the pieces I’ll be writing in the next few days.
Today, I’m launching a survey for both Green Party activists and non-members to give some concrete feedback on the performance of all our elected politicians and Executive Officers. I’m hoping we’ll get a snapshot on the visibility of our elected representatives and the perceptions the public have on their effectiveness.
I hope you’ll take 60 seconds to complete the survey and share this with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media audiences to try and get as many people completing this survey in the next week or two.
(See note below re. People’s Assembly)
7.00pm Thursday 25th April 2013 at the
The Railway PH (at the bottom of Station Hill).
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 (078 1066 3241) and we will organise it for you.
People’s Assembly Against Austerity – London- 22nd June
Tickets are selling fast and are close to selling out. For more information and to book your place at this historic event:
|It is all too easy to watch news bulletins and feel exasperated by the images of violence they portray. I regularly encounter the common perception that we are living in unprecedentedly violent times. It just ain’t so!
The 2013 Voltaire Lecture was given by Professor Steven Pinker and was a celebration of the decline of violence that he has identified across the world as a whole, on the back of an impressive body of evidence to support his conclusions.
The evidence points to a steady decrease in violence from ancient times to the present day, which can be attributed to a range of factors. Prominent among these is the great advances made in spreading rational thinking and rejecting irrational prejudices. The justifications for violence are steadily being undermined. When you look at a large proportion of the violence that persists, a common denominator often emerges in the form of religious sectarian underpinnings.
Voltaire’s most famous maxim was: “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”.
Show me an example of an atheist/humanist suicide bomber.
Pinker concludes his lecture with a call for us to stand up for the things that have made our world a less violent place, as we still have a long way to go. Those things are enlightenment values, reason, science and humanism.
These are values largely shared by the Green Party and the vast majority of its membership. This is why I am here.
Listen to the Voltaire Lecture by Steven Pinker here: http://poddelusion.co.uk/blog/2013/03/22/voltaire-lecture-2013-with-steven-pinker-on-the-decline-of-violence/
Video will be shown here: http://www.youtube.com/user/BritishHumanists
|This has just been released for the Council elections in other parts of the country this coming May.
We may not have elections here this year, but it is still worth a looks and sharing: