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Sarah Beattie-Smith from the Scottish Green Party talking with Davy Jones (look out for his Politics Roundup show) on the Scottish referendum and whether independence for Scotland is about starting over, remaking Scotland out of the crumbled walls of the union we’d break by leaving it. Or about a blank canvas, a fresh start, full of potential.
. The home page of the Radical Independence Campaign website displays the statement: “We believe Scotland should be a people’s democracy, a society of equality, a great welfare state, a good neighbour, and pioneer a just economy. We believe this better Scotland can only begin with independence, so on Sept 18th 2014, we are voting Yes.”
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The disease has killed a total of 1,552 people and infected 3,062 as of August 26, according to WHO figures.
As the Ebola death toll rises and the virus continues to spread across West Africa, we are working with actors and clowns to gain people’s trust and attention.
One of the biggest challenges to aid workers trying to contain the virus on the ground is that sadly many people don’t trust information coming from official sources and there is a lot of confusion about how Ebola is contracted.
Local radio presenter Aliie Badara says: “In the beginning the people were running away from us. They were very afraid of us. They thought we were going to vaccinate them with the Ebola virus. There were so many rumors.”
We are halfway through our Ebola public health campaign in Sierra Leone and will shortly be starting outreach in Liberia. We need your support to continue our life saving work.
The Ebola virus is spreading. More than 1,500 people in West Africa have died and thousands more are at risk.
Ebola has no known cure and a mortality rate of 60%. My colleagues in West Africa have been working tirelessly to slow its spread.
We have been:
- providing food and oil for people in quarantine.
- giving medical and sanitation supplies to under-funded medical centres.
- providing protective gear to health workers.
- going door-to-door informing people how to protect themselves.
- translating leaflets into local languages so people learn how the virus works.
- broadcasting safety messages to communities using loudspeakers and radio messages.
- creating awareness-raising performances and songs to ensure people remember how to keep safe.
The World Health Organisation states that it will take six months to bring this disease under control.
We will continue our work to ensure that as many people as possible are kept safe from this disease.
ActionAid Head of Humanitarian Response and Resilience
Centre for Alternative Technology media officer Kim Bryan explores the impacts of the loom band craze
Its a question that has been bothering me for a while as I watch my son Neru gleefully produce another bracelet for his already covered arm. Surely these things must have an environmental impact. I stuck my head in the sand and got on with enjoying my son’s abundant creativity. The thing is, I work at CAT and eventually the niggly voice took over; this is what I found out.
Everywhere you go these days you see them – on trains and buses, at play parks, libraries and schools: tiny colourful elastic bands being transformed into a myriad of different things. The loom band craze has taken of at a phenomenal rate; kids everywhere are getting creative and making jewellery with these easy to use and appealing elastic bands.
Yet the environmental consequences of loom bands are becoming increasingly apparent. A surge in demand has led to the development of new plantations in East Asia, with activists pointing toair and water pollution from the production process. Animal welfare groups have sounded the alarm of the threat to animal and marine life. In addition, the loom bands are not recyclable.
Loom uses non-latex rubber, which means the bands are a synthetic product made largely from silicone. Synthetic materials require less land to produce, but they aren’t renewable, as natural rubber is. Recycling consultants WasteConnect said loom bands are a growing problem;
“They can’t be recycled and when a child does eventually get bored with them and the craze dies out, they will just be taking up space. I really don’t know what can be done with them that would solve the growing problem.”
In the Philippines animal welfare organisation PAWS has warned pet owners to keep their pets away from loom bands due to the risk of intestinal obstruction. In the US some veterinarians have treated dogs and cats with severe vomiting or diarrhea caused by ingesting one or more loom bands. If the animal swallows several bands, an intestinal blockage can form, a problem that can become fatal without surgery. Cats, which have smaller digestive passages, are particularly vulnerable. The bands are also difficult to spot on an X-ray, making diagnosis a challenge.
Wildlife can experience the same effects from elastic bands, ducks are among the most vulnerable creatures, with the bands getting wrapped around their beaks or necks . The animals sometimes ingest the bands, which can cause problems as they pass through the digestive tract. Paul, director of conservation at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, said: “’Loom bands, like any plastic item, are capable of persisting in the environment for many, many years and there is abundant evidence of small plastic items making their way into the diets of marine animals and seabirds with tragic consequences. I’d be particularly worried about loom bands being taken to the beach, due to the likelihood of them getting into the sea.”
In the US, an online petition has been set up calling for a ban on the bands until they can be ‘produced and recycled in an environmentally-sustainable way’. The petition says:
“Surging demand for Rainbow Looms has led to the development of new rubber plantations in East Asia. Not only does rubber production task the regional environment, but it also contributes to air and water pollution. The synthetic materials used to produce the looms are not renewable or recyclable.”
The Centre for Alternative Technology runs kids’ activities throughout the summer that make recycled green jewellery. There are some really easy to ideas on line that use natural materials such as clay, stones, shells, yarn, etc. Friendships bands used to be a huge phenomenon and involve plaiting coloured pieces of thread together, resulting in a mini work of art that is biodegradable, easy to do and much more environmentally sustainable. Better get the yarn out then!
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New Groove Formation are heading to Brighton for a show at The Prince Albert with special guests The Meow Meows in support. Gonna be a good night!
There is a £5 guestlist — comment on the Facebook event page if you want cheap tickets. Otherwise it’s £7 on the door.
Photo @ Murray Ballard
The Brighton and Lewes Downs have become the first place in the UK to be declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in nearly half a century
The Amazon rainforest of Brazil, the Galapagos islands of Ecuador, and now the South Downs of Sussex.
The link may sound unsuitable, but it shouldn’t. The Brighton and Lewes South Downs have just joined an illustrious group of UNESCO declared biosphere reserves – one of only 631 worldwide, and the first one to be awarded in the UK for forty years.
UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme is a global initiative that aims to establish a scientific basis for the improvement of sustainable relationships between people and their environments. More than just offering protection and preservation, the award is intended to be a demonstration of the harmonious co-existence between a region’s people and their surrounding natural world.
This month, we are delighted to provide a special G News announcing all of the productions that will be performed in Festival 2015 featuring some familiar names and faces. You can take advantage of priority booking for Festival tickets and be part of the Glyndebourne family by becoming an Associate Member today.
Mariame Clément (Don Pasquale, Festival 2013) tackles the grand scale of this Donizetti work, in a new production, along with previous collaborator Enrique Mazzola who will conduct the LPO. American tenor Michael Fabiano (pictured), who made his Glyndebourne debut this year as Alfredo (La traviata), takes on the powerful title role.
Carmen will be revived for Festival 2015 and is the first of two productions in Festival 2015 from director David McVicar. Former Glyndebourne Tour Music Director Jakub Hrůša will return to conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Stéphanie d’Oustrac (pictured) in the title role.
Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail
The second work from David McVicar is a new production of Mozart’s tale of sexual politics and cultural collision. Music Director Robin Ticciati (pictured) will conduct his fifth Mozart opera for Glyndebourne, leading the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Ravel Double Bill
Festival 2015 concludes with a revival of the acclaimed Ravel Double Bill (Festival 2012), from the imagination of French director Laurent Pelly. Danielle de Niese (pictured) will star as both Concepción inL’heure espagnole and the Child inL’enfant et les sortilèges, conducted by Robin Ticciati.
For the first time ever, the brand new International Ocean Film Festival will be touring the UK, from the 4th of September to the 30th of October 2014. The festival will bring the best ocean films from around the globe to the Corn Exchange (Brighton Dome), Brighton on September 19th.
UK audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their feet wet as the International Ocean Film Festival hits theatres for the first time this Autumn. The festival, which originates in Australia, will feature a selection of the world’s most captivating ocean-themed short films and will be shown in 17 towns and cities across the UK.
Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the International Ocean Film Festival showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. The films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.
Heart-stopping shots of surfers riding wild waves and adrenalin-inducing scenes of divers swimming with white sharks will leave audiences on the edges of their seats. The films also encourage viewers to dive head first into ocean culture as the festival is filled with touching interviews and insightful narrations from the characters whose lives are inspired by the ocean.
Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home. A selection of 2014 highlights include:
And Then We Swam In May 2010, two British friends set off to row across the Indian Ocean in a second hand boat. Having zero rowing experience, they signed up for an organised race — only to find that a lack of entrants meant that there would be no support boat. After 116 grueling days at sea, the duo was within 8km of the finishing line when disaster struck. An incredible story of adventure, foolhardiness and survival.
Duct tape surfing Eighteen years ago, a car accident left Pascale Honore paralysed from the waist down. Fascinated by the ocean, Pascale dreamed of being able to surf. With the help of a roll of duct tape and with the support of her sons’ friend Tyron Swan, a big wave surfer and professional diver, Pascale’s dream eventually became a reality. Share in her joy.
Sportlife Saga: Water Follow world champion free-diver Guillaume Néry deep below the water’s surface as he transforms the sport of free-diving into an art. Now a world-record holder, Guillaume reaches depths of more than 100m and can stay below the surface for more than seven minutes at a time. His forays into the big blue will leave you breathless
19 September Brighton, Brighton Dome (Corn Exchange)For Tickets and information, go to www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk
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A wonderful, annual family event, in and around the orchards of Stanmer Park. The day features masses of apple-themed activities, food & drink, storytelling, plays, music, apple identification and a wonderful range of stalls selling local produce and a lot more. Not to be missed… the sun always shines! (£5 parking charge.) *If any organisation is interested in renting a stall to sell or promote event-appropriate products/services, e.g. local food producers, groups promoting sustainability, wildlife, traditional crafts, etc., please contact us via our website.http://www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk/apple-day
What future for Palestine: What can be expected from the international community? — Joint Brighton UNA/BHPSC Discussion 27th Sep
Joint Brighton UNA/BHPSC discussion meeting
Saturday 27 September 2014
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church Hall
Dorset Gardens, Brighton BN2 1RL
(Dorset Gardens runs between St James’s Street and Edward Street)
Musheir El Farrah
Mushier is Chair of Sheffield PSC. He is originally from Gaza and has family still there including his sister, Mona El Farrah, who is a doctor at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza. Musheir is the author of a book about the 2008–9 Israeli assault on Gaza, When the Sky Rained White Fire (Sheffield PSC, 2012).
Lecturer in International Law, University of Sussex. Michael’s research interests cover international humanitarian law, war crimes and human rights and in particular the role and impact of international law on the question of Palestine. Joint author of Beyond Occupation: Apartheid, Colonialism & International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (Pluto Press 2012).
A third speaker is currently being confirmed but in the meantime please put this date in your diaries.
Light refreshments provided. Free admission.
2014 is the UN International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people and yet on 30 July, the Commissioner-General of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees, UNWRA, said about the shelling of a school in Gaza where sheltering children were sleeping, “This is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the World stands disgraced”.
The tragedy of what has just happened in Gaza must make us all question what can be expected from the International Community. We will be addressing these issues and discussing what we can do at this meeting jointly organised by Brighton & Hove PSC and Brighton & Hove United Nations Association.
15 Campaigners from Balcombe, Barton Moss and across the country have blockaded both entrances to the IGas headquarters, 7 Down Street, Westminster, London, W1J 7AJ. Police have arrived at the site alongside security, but look unlikely to act soon.
http://www.nodashforgas.org.uk/uncategorized/my-quick-status-post-2/ — in London, United Kingdom.
BREAKING!Cuadrilla’s Blackpool offices have been occupied: https://www.facebook.com/britainandirelandfrackfree/photos/a.450730781619619.127432.412063865486311/943041179055241/?type=1&theaterRathlin’s Crawberry Hill site gates have been blockaded: https://www.facebook.com/britainandirelandfrackfree/photos/a.450730781619619.127432.412063865486311/943035289055830/?type=1&theater… See More
Rampion Current Status
We’ve now been awarded consent to construct and operate Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. Consent has been given for a wind farm of between 100 and 175 turbines to be installed off the Sussex coast. We’ll be updating these pages soon with more information.
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Our Pledge to Save the NHS! What you can do now.…
Can you join us? Let us know if you can help out for a while at any of these stalls or if you plan to come to our meetings. We also have working groups for our Roll of Dishonour, Pledge to save the NHS, & SMS campaigns, if that is more your style. Let us know!
Sat 6 Sept
999 Call for the NHS –People’s #march4nhs Rally for end of march from Jarrow
Westminster London– details to follow
Tues 9 Sept
Health and Well Being Board
4pm Hove Town Hall
(lobby for SMS tbc)
Tues 9 Sept
Sussex Defend the NHS organising meet
7pm Brighthelm Centre
Wed 10 Sept
Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
4pm Hove Town Hall
Tues 23 Sept
B&H Clinical Commissioning Group Board and AGM
2–4.30 & 4.30−6 Brighthelm Centre
Tues 14th Oct
Health and Wellbeing Board
4pm Hove Town Hall
Thurs 16th Oct
Policy and Resources Committee
4pm Hove Town Hall
Cupp Seminar: ‘The NHS Citizen’ with Simon Burall and Anthony Zacharzewski
1.30 — 2.30pm, Friday 10th October — A500 Checkland Building, Falmer campus
Simon and Anthony are part of a larger partnership developing NHS Citizen<http://www.nhscitizen.org.uk/>. A national system of public and patient engagement being developed to hold the Board of NHS England to account. While the system is national, most patients and citizens experience the health service at a local level. This seminar will explore how the system is being designed to work and will invite participants to draw on their experience, expertise and knowledge to help answer questions about whether and how such systems can plug into local spaces where citizens are already debating health and social care. Simon is the Director of Involve<http://www.involve.org.uk/> and Anthony is Director of Demsoc<http://www.demsoc.org/> and both are involved in numerous innovations to enhance civic participation.
This seminar is free and open to all but advance booking is required. Refreshments will be available.
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The speaker this time at the United Nations Association Meeting was Peter Crowhurst, who is a retired history teacher and the current Chair of the North Laine Community Association in Brighton.
With the increased presence of the Green Party in both Europe and on our own turf after the recent elections, the climate change dialogue is becoming more and more transparent. Below are links to two pieces of propaganda: the first being the Exxon Outlook for Energy 2040, a publication aimed at Exxon shareholders and the politicians who work for them; the second being a report from the Arctic Methane Emergency Group, backed by science and science alone.
The former makes no mention of methane and fails to acknowledge the rapidly accelerating climate change crisis. The latter uses information from the IPCC to try and identify areas of weakness and formulate some progression from where we are now, placing serious catastrophe within a four year reach. Who are you going to believe?
Download the Exxon report here:
View and share the AMEG information here: