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US Election Special – Stay up all night with us LIVE

US-elections-2016-638871Starting 10pm Tuesday November 8th and continuing to 6am Wednesday November 9th we will be covering the US Election Results with a special live programme. Our panel includes Nat Chase US citizen retired lecturer in American Studies. Dr David Rogers US citizen University of Kingston, Davy Jones B&H Green Party, Paddy O’Keeffe former parliamentary candidate Respect, Peter Day University of Brighton, Martin Nichols and a group of media students from University of Brighton. They will be giving a bit of background to each state and how they vote, looking at social economic and environmental issues affecting and influencing the results and keeping us up to speed with analysis and results as they come in. Not to be missed!

 

Listen Here: Davy Jones Politics Show Special: At two lobbies meetings on the sale of the Downland and the Downs 9.12.16

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In another Davy Jones special he attended two lobbies meetings on the sale of the Downland and the Downs.  In the show  he interviewed Dave Bangs, Sam Shepherd, Friends of Preston Park, Chris Todd, Friends of the Earth, Judith Watson & Graham Sharpe and the Foxy Lady about their thoughts on the issue and must more.

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Brighton & Hove Green Party Conference

In a special Davy Jones politics show, these are recordings at the Brighton & Hove Green Party Conference. With  speakers Neil Lawson  from Compass, Caroline Lucas the Brighton Pavilion MP & Co-Leader of the Green Party,  Sarah Olney recently elected as Richmond Park for the Lib Dem and, Richard Bennett the Coordinator of the Richmond & Twickenham Greens.

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This week Davy interviews Dave Kellaway about the political crisis in Spain

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This week in a Davy Jones special, he and others from Radio Free Brighton coverage this year United States Presidential Election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. These are the best bits from that coverage enjoy.

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Davy Jones interviewed Greg Hadfield about the crisis in the Brighton & Hove Labour Party

This week Davy Jones interviews Greg Hadfield about the crisis in the Brighton & Hove Labour Party.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Tom Beamant from the Green Party about the proposed changes to the electoral boundaries in Brighton & Hove.

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In a special edition of the Davy Jones politics show, these are recordings of interviews he undertook while attending the International Participatory Budgeting Conference in Edinburgh last week.

In four interviews he talks to Jez Hall from the UK Participatory Budgeting (PB) Network, Alastair Kennedy from Elgin, Kathleen Glazik, a civil servant in the Scottish Government, and Giovanni Allegretti, an academic and international expert on Participatory Budgeting (PB).

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railways strikes

This week Davy Jones and Natasha Vartoukian interviews the head of the association of British commuters who are crowdfunding a lawyer to look in to this railways strikes and southern rail.

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Natasha speaks to Luqman about the fight to secure rights and recognition for non-EU International Students subject to the anti-terrorism, PREVENT and immigration agenda on university campuses.

Refugee Support in Greece

This week Davy Jones interviews Bob Maddams about the work of Refugee Support in Greece and must more.

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Niko Reinberg

In part two Davy Jones interviews Niko Reinberg also from ZEBRA Interkulturelles Beratungs und Therapiezentrum (based in Graz, Austria) and Ercan Oeksuek a participant on the Can Do Empowerment programme from Germany about the practical work they have been doing to help integrate refugees in Austria and Germany.

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In part one of a two parter, Davy Jones interviews Iman Boujenani from the Instituto de Asuntos Culturales (ICA), (based in Madrid, Spain) and Can Do Empowerment Co-ordinator (Spain). Also, Helga Moser from ZEBRA Interkulturelles Beratungs und Therapiezentrum (based in Graz, Austria) about the week-long event being held in the UK this week of Can Do Empowerment organisers across Europe, hosted by Community Works.

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Theo Simon

This Week Davy Jones and Natasha Vartoukian interviews Theo Simon who is the spokesmen of the Anti-Hinkley campaign. He also, an Green Party member and the Singer/songwriter with the band Seize The Day.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Chad McGuire from University of Massachusetts on rising sea levels and climate change.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Mark Turner from the GMB about the nursery dispute

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This week Davy Jones interviews Phil Clarke an member of the Brighton and Hove District Trades Union Council and recently voted to the executive committee of the District Labour Party, which now is suspended. They talk about the problems in the Labour Party right now and must more.

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Jeremy Corbyn arriving with supporters at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, Sussex to make his first speech as leader to the Labour Party conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, Sussex.

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Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the rally at Brighton’s Hilton Metropole Tues August 2nd takes our politics roundup slot for this week.

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This Week Davy Jones interviews Unit Ozturk from Euro Mediterranean Resources Network talking about the recent coup de d’etat in Turkey and must more.

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Chilcot report

This week Davy Jones interviews Jo Wilding on the Chilcot report on the Iraq War that was released last week and what it all means and must more

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Imani Robinson from Sisters Uncut

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 Davy Jones and Natasha Vartoukian interview Imani Robinson, representative of Sisters Uncut and the Movement for Black Lives about the work of these movements, how the dialogue and impact of racism is being compounded by Brexit, and what we can all do.

Sussex Progressives

Davy Jones interviews members of the recently formed grassroots Brighton and Sussex EU campaign groups ‘Stand Together’ and ‘Sussex Progressives’ to ask them what is happening locally in response to the EU referendum – with a lot of their collaborative activism occuring outside of ‘party political’ lines.

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In this special edition of Davy Jones Politics Show this is a recording of an event he attended at St Georges Church on Thursday from Sussex Defend the NHS about the creeping privatisation of the NHS.

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This Week Davy Jones interviews Natasha and Ruluka about the UK deciding to leave the EU in the EU Referendum yesterday. They talk about what it means to them and what need to be done now that it’s happen and must more.

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LEXIT This week Davy interviews Michael Calderbank, a Left Exit (LEXIT) supporter on the EU referendum debate. Michael is a left Labour member and on the Momentum National Council but was speaking in a personal capacity.

Was recorded on Friday 17th June but is broadcasted today and not on it normal time slot. This is due to suspend of EU Referendum campaigning on that day out of respect for Jo Cox MP who was sadly murdered on Thursday.

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Mutual Aid in Sussex

This Week Davy Jones interviews Matt from Mutual Aid in Sussex about an event that MAIS is organising with the Free University of Brighton on Saturday 11 June at the Synergy Centre to promote co-operatives in the city.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Polly Bentham from stopmfe – an umbrella group co-ordinating resistance to the planned fascist march in Brighton on Saturday 4th June.

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Davy Jones interviewes Annie Pickering from Sussex Students for Europe (and president elect of Sussex Uni students union from next month) about young people and the European Union.

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CB-poster This week Davy Jones interviews Siriol Hugh Jones about the Crossing Borders Festival that will be taking place from the 18th June to the 28th June.

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For more Information about the Festival click on the link below.

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 Davy Jones interviews Jacob from Brighton Migrant Solidarity about the planned international day of action against migrant detention centres on Saturday 7th May:

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Davy Jones interviews James Doyle, the Green Party’s candidate for the Police & Crime Commissioner elections next week on Thursday 5th May.

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 This week Davy Jones Interviews Nick McMaster and Colin Miller from Brighton & Hove Compass group, they talk about what the group all about and much more.

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Anti Academies Alliance

This week Davy Jones Interviews Bridget Chapman from Anti Academies Alliance about the government plans to turn schools into academies and much more.

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This Week Davy Jones interviews Miriam Binder from the Disabled People against Cuts and Jack Hazelgrove from the National Pensioners Convention, They discuss the affects of the cuts on disabled people and more.

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This week Davy Jones talks to Luqman Onikosi a man who is facing deportation back to Nigeria, who also suffer from Hepatitis B.  he talks about this condition and his situation with deportation and much more.

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This week in a Davy Jones special he attended a talk at the University of Sussex about Climate Change and what can be done to stop it.

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This week Davy Jones Interviews Richard Williams from Sanctuary on Sea to discuss the refugee crisis and the knock down of the refugee camp in Calais this week and much more.

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Sussex defend the NHS

This week Davy Jones Interviews Carl Walker a man with many hats from a member of the Nation Health Action Party and Sussex Defend the NHS to being a lecturer at the University of Brighton and Stand up comedian.

They discuss a survey he is conducting on the NHS and must more.

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle

This week Davy Jones Interviews Lloyd Russell-Moyle the new chair of Brighton & Hove Labour Party. They discuss his politic history, to what needs to be done by Labour in the next four years, and much more.

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In Davy Jones 100 episode he interviews Caroline Lucas, the member of parliament for Brighton & Hove and they discuss politics over the past two years and must more.

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This week Davy Jones Interviews Phelim MacCafferty, a Local Green Councillor talking about tax on the local government and local council budgets and must more.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Dr. David Rogers, director of the Kingston University Writing School, who was born and raised in Arkansas, on his opinions of the current state of the US Elections. Joining them is guest host Iara Kaiser.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Sarah Kingdon from the BMA about the Junior Doctor’s dispute and what it really is about and must more.

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Stop the Wars

This week Davy Jones interviews Iara Kaiser from Stop the War to talk about Stop Bombing Syria campaign and must more.

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Paris climate talks

This week Davy Jones interviews Hannah Barker and Maddy Ryle about the Paris Climate Talks from talking about their experience at the talks to what the agreement means to tackling climate change, and must more.

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   This week Davy Jones Interviews Lorence Eric Jensen about childcare in Brighton, and about closes of childcare schools and must more

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Free Education campaign

This week Davy Jones interviews two Brighton University students about the Free Education campaign in the City and the sinister plans for making Universities more & more like businesses and restricting academic freedoms.

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Climate Change

This week Davy Jones interviews Nat Chase to talk about Climate Change, and about the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris next week and will anything change about the issue must more.

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Davy’s guest this week is James Mannion, also known as Trim Tab Jim and leader of band of the same name They discuss his political rock opera, the Reincarnation of Trim Tab Jim, which is being performed as a fundraiser twice on Saturday 19 December at the Old Market, Hove – 3.30pm for the Green Party and 7.30 for the Red Cross Refugee Appeal.

More information at http://www.trimtabjim.com

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War on Want

This week Davy Jones interviews Mark Dearn for War on Want, they discuss the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) deal and what it is, and the effect it could have and must more.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Ben Duncan a local care worker in Brighton & Hove to talk about the problems of being a care worker and the care system in general.

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Brighton Climate Action Network

This week Davy Jones interviews Duncan Blinkhorn From Brighton Climate Action Network to talk about, Climate Change and the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and must more.

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Greg Hadfield of the B&H Indy

This week Davy Jones interviews Greg Hadfield of the Brighton & Hove Independent and talks about council tax rises and the issue of how to stop it from rising more.

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This week Davy Jones interviews Louise Purbrick & Janina Moninska from University of Brighton and talks about Art and Refuge & Resistance exhibition that starts on Friday 23 October in Brighton.

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This week Davy Jones interviews David Gibson from Living Rent Campaign about government right to buy policy, rent control and must more.

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This week Dave Jones interviews Trillia Fidei, an arctic activist with Greenpeace, about the recent decision of Shell to abandon drilling in the arctic.

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This week Davy Jones talks to Graham Bash from ‘Labour Briefing’ about the recent election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party Leader and what the party should do next.

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Davy Jones talks to Jacob B from Migrant Solidarity.

This week Davy Jones’ guest is Jerry Rothwell, director of the new film ‘How to Change the World ‘ which has its premiere at the Dukes at Komedia this Wed Sept 9th

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In 1971 a brave group of young activists set sail from Vancouver in an old fishing boat. Their mission: to stop Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, a tiny island off the west coast of Alaska.

It was from these humble but courageous beginnings that the global organisation that we now know as Greenpeace was born. Chronicling the fascinating untold story behind the modern environmental movement, this gripping new film tells the story of eco-hero Robert Hunter and how he, alongside a group of like-minded and idealistic young friends in the ’70s, would be instrumental in altering the way we now look at the world and our place within it.

More info at howtochangetheworldfilm.com and https://www.facebook.com/howtochangetheworldfilm

 

This week Davy Jones talks to Val Knight from Sussex Defend the NHS about the closure of GP surgeries in Brighton.

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This week Davy talks to local B&H City Council employee Corinna Edwards – Colledge about her open letter to David Cameron about the cuts to local government.

LISTEN HERE to Davy Jones with Andy Richards from Brighton Hove and District Trades Union Council. Trades union councils consist of representatives of trade unions or branches of trade unions which meet within the area covered by that council, or which have members working or living in the area. A union branch will normally affiliate to the trades unions council in the area in which it meets. Locally BHDTUC have been vocal against austerity cuts ,the proposed anti union laws and limitation/withdrawal of the right to strike.

LISTEN HERE  to Davy Jones with Colin Miller from Brighton and Hove Compass.

B & H Compass is a new group to Brighton and Hove. Nationally they promote unity on the progressive left. They are sponsoring a public meeting on July 27th 7pm at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road where speakers include Caroline Lucas MP, Nany Platts and Neal Lawson from the national Compass. More info @ http://www.compassonline.org.uk/about/

Listen here to Davy Jones with Marina Prentoulis of Greek Solidarity Campaign

Today Davy Jones discusses the latest developments in the ongoing crisis in Greece with Marina Prentoulis from the Greek Solidarity Campaign

Davy Jones with Mike Aiken from the

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Davy and Mike Aiken from the National Coalition of Independent Action (NCIA) discuss the changing role of the voluntary sector and the increasing danger of it becoming a Trojan Horse for privatisation.

Davy Jones with Ali Ghanimi Free

University of Brighton

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Davy Jones talks to Ali Ghanimi from the Free University of Brighton (FUB) about their latest projects including the launch of a FUB degree course.More information athttp://www.freeuniversitybrighton.org/

Davy Jones with Ken Montague

Campaign Against Climate Change

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This week Davy Jones is with Ken Montague from the Campaign Against Climate Change talking about the plans in Brighton to mobilise around the Paris COP talks (and the embryonic launch of Brighton CAN (Climate Action Network).

 

Before the Earth falls silent: Avaaz petition

 

Scientists say we’re in the midst of the next great extinction, humanity is taking a chainsaw to the tree of life. But an ambitious new plan to protect 50% of our planet would stop the extinction, and governments are about to attend a summit on biodiversity. They will only deliver if they hear a giant chorus behind this plan. Add your name with just one click — before our Earth falls silent:

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Dear friends,By 2020, two-thirds of wild animals will be gone. Life is being extinguished as fast as when the dinosaurs disappeared — and it’s happening because humanity is taking a chainsaw to the tree of life.

Unless we stop this tragedy, the Earth’s delicate biodiversity could completely collapse, leaving our planet deathly silent and uninhabitable for humans. But there’s hope – an ambitious plan to put half our planet under protection and restore harmony with our home.

Top scientists back 50% protection, and governments are about to meet to discuss how we avoid biodiversity collapse. If we bring a resounding chorus of human voices behind the plan, we can push governments to stop the next mass extinction.

Sign the petition below with just one click — and join the global chorus, before the Earth falls silent

To world leaders:
We, citizens from all over the world, are deeply concerned by scientists’ warning that ecosystems critical to sustaining life on Earth could completely collapse in our lifetimes, making the planet uninhabitable for humans. We call on you to meet existing targets to protect biodiversity, forge a new agreement so that at least 50% of our lands and oceans are protected and restored by 2050, and ensure our planet is completely sustainably managed. This must take into consideration the needs of human development, and have the active support of indigenous peoples. This long-term goal for nature can restore harmony with our home.

Sign this urgent petition with one click now

Life on our planet is being systematically obliterated, yet the biodiversity crisis is not high on the political agenda. In weeks we can change that — governments are meeting for the first of 3 major summits to protect our planet’s ecosystems, but they need to know their citizens want an ambitious goal to stop the extinction. We have to urgently make the biodiversity crisis famous.

The Paris climate deal set a long-term goal to rid the atmosphere of carbon pollution, and now scientists are calling for a similar goal for nature — protecting 50% of our planet by 2050 from deforestation, dirty energy, and industrial fishing and agriculture. Experts say the smartest way to sustain our ecosystems is to give them a safe space to thrive, then nature uses its wisdom to regenerate. If we do it, we can save 80-90% of all species.

To get this off the ground we have to show governments that people overwhelmingly back this plan. Let’s start today with a massive petition for 50%, that we keep building until we win!

Join the global chorus, before the Earth falls silent — with just one click

It is a great unwisdom of our species that we have become so disconnected from our natural world. But it’s not too late. We have the capacity to grow wiser. Our hope for change built this massive movement, and we won the Paris climate deal. We are within sight of protecting 50% of our planet. Let’s come together, lead, and restore the harmony between humans and our home.With hope,

Iain, Lisa, Camille, Ana Sofia, Francesco, Alice and the rest of the Avaaz team

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World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/27/world-on-track-to-lose-two-thirds-of-wild-animals-by-2020-major-report-warns?CMP=fb_gu

Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife? (Smithsonian Magazine)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/science-nature/can-world-really-set-aside-half-planet-wildlife-180952379/

Sixth Wildlife Mass Extinction May Happen in 2020, Experts Say (Nature World News)
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/30805/20161027/year-2020-era-wildlife-mass-extinction.htm

 

Duke’s Birthday Special – Listen here

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Listen Here: Science Lecture Matthias Keller ‘High Resolution spectroscopy: The hunt for unknown physics’

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This lecture was given at Uni of Sussex on 24th November by Dr. Matthias Keller, University of Sussex

 Despite the formidable confirmation of the Standard Model of particle physics through the discovery of the Higgs boson, there are strong doubts about the validity of the model.

Many theoretical extensions of the Standard Model predict new particles and/or new symmetries which are yet to be found. Similarly on the very large scale, General Relativity describes the evolution of the universe and its constituents well. However, there are many questions arising at the interface between the microscopic and macroscopic description of the underlying physics: How did inflation work, what’s dark matter, is there a cosmological constant?

Many of these questions are investigated in huge experiments such as at CERN, SNOW or large astronomical telescopes.

In recent years, Atomic Physics table top experiments have started to make a significant contribution of these fundamental questions. The measurement of the electron’s electric dipole moment puts constraints on possible supersymmetric theories, and temporal and spatial variations of fundamental constants are constrained by high precision measurements of atomic transitions.

In the ITCM-group at Sussex, we aim to improve constraints on the change of the electron-to-proton mass ratio, a measure of the relative strength of the electromagnetic and strong interaction. Using ultra-narrow molecular transitions any change in this fundamental constant can be detected as a shift in the transition frequency.

Using quantum logic spectroscopy and comparing the measured transition frequency with an atomic clock allows us to put new constraints on any temporal change of the electron-to-proton mass ratio and thus limits on certain dark matter models.

The lectures in this series are open to all – it’s free and no booking required.

Should you have any inquiries regarding the talks, please don’t hesitate to contact Jessica May Hislop at jmh50@sussex.ac.uk

For more information, see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sussexuniverse

 

Friends of the Earth welcome toxic air ruling

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Brighton & Hove Friends of the Earth [1] is welcoming the High Court ruling on the case brought by ClientEarth that the Government has failed to tackle air pollution “as soon as possible”. In making today’s ruling, Mr Justice Garnham found that the Government’s 2015 Air Quality Plan was not fit for purpose [2].

Chris Todd of BHFOE said:

“Toxic air pollution is a serious problem in the UK, leading to 40,000 early deaths each year [3].  In Brighton & Hove, that equates to around 175 people every year [4].  That is far more than the people killed on the city’s roads.  Yet the response to this killer on our streets has been worryingly slow at all levels of Government.

“We hope this ruling will encourage Brighton & Hove City Council to take urgent action at The Clock Tower, one of the most heavily polluted spots in the city.  The judge has stressed the need to act “as soon as possible” to reduce toxic air pollution.  We want to see private cars banned from the area and two-way bus flows restored quickly.  This would not only make our air safer, but it would reduce bus journey times and boost the local economy.”

[1]   For more information on BHFOE see:  http://bhfoe.org/  

[2]   ClientEarth is a group of environmental lawyers who work to help people live in a clean and healthy environment.  ClientEarth has challenged the Government’s plans to tackle air pollution and earlier this year the case was fast tracked by a High Court judge, and the case was heard on 18th & 19th October 2016.

       Previously, in April 2015 ClientEarth successfully won a case against the Government in the Supreme Court, when the court ordered the Government to draw up plans to cut air pollution by the end of the year.  As a result, the Government drew up new plans but these have been widely derided as being ineffectual.  Mr Justice Garnham agreed in his ruling today.  ClientEarth’s response can be found here.

[3]   The estimate of 40,000 premature deaths per year comes from a report by the published by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, which discusses the lifelong impact of air pollution.

[4]   The number of premature deaths due to air pollution within the city can be found in the Brighton & Hove City Council Air Quality Action Plan 2015 report.  Latest figures for air pollution in the city are in the Air Quality Annual Status Report 2016.

 

Listen Here: R.Wolff Economics Update 3-11-16 “Economy, Psychology, Mental Health”

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“Updates on Harvard’s greed, corp megamergers, Germany outlaws GMOs, campaign fund-raising, Koch brothers fund Catholics fighting Pope’s views, Portland, OR to tax high CEO pay, prison strikes, and foreign min wages. Interview Dr. Harriet Fraad, mental health counsellor: mental health implications of capitalist vs worker-coop enterprises.”

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“Updates on cutting vaccine costs, shameful Harvard economics, Icelandic women on strike, and corporate merger mania. Major discussions of US medical care shortcomings despite Obamacare, Harvard prof pays $2500 per ticket for Broadway show as proof markets are great, and how/why UPS drivers could convert it into a workers’ coop.”

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Updates on strike of Harvard workers, big food capitalists, Berlin fights gentrification, collapse of US malls, pain mess for unemployed. Interview with Prof Teresa Ghilarducci expert on YS pension economics.

     Updates on US workers’ productivity rising while wages flat since 2009, US corps evading taxes, Gallup Poll on poor US job picture, wealth of  billionaires enough, if redistributed, to change global economic conditions, rising corp debt problem. Major discussions of (1) ways and means of providing capital to worker coops, and (2) why technical “progress” excites capitalists and worries workers: the problem is capitalism.

Updates on Corbyn’s victory in UK, Uber drivers unionize, state retirement systems sued for threatening pensions, hard facts about US medical insurance. Interview with Arlie Hochschild on new book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right and why she believes “bridges” between progressives and Tea Party folks are very possible.

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“Updates on top Corp leaders and top govt officials as tight partners, British wages and Brexit, Goldman Sachs. Interview Prof Michael Pelias on Long Island Univ lockout of faculty.”ranis_gc

 

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“Updates on declining US incomes, parental leave policies, rising medical deductibles, social security dependence, officials who take big, corp jobs. Interview with Peter Ranis author of Cooperatives Against Capitalism.”

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Updates on dark money, Mylan drug scandal, air lines concentrating, capitalism and poor countries (India, China). On Labor Day: key facts, struggles, and issues.

 

 

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 “Capitalism’s Craziness”
 “Updates on universities, politicians, and grad student unions, Bill Gates obscene wealth, Harley-Davidson’ illegal pollution and more. Analyses of capitalism’s craziness: insufficient demand, unemployment’s wastes, state subsidies for all systems.”

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 “The System Exposed” “Updates on Olympic economics, mass transit, productivity truths, labor weakness and political parties, golden parachutes, Tim Cook’s thin ‘patriotism,” PG&E’s crimes, the rich vs unions in politics.”

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Updates on Macy’s closing 141 stores, Clinton campaign economics, age and pensions, corruptions of think tanks. Detailed economics of worker coops

 

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 “Updates on India’s inequality, Philly’s poverty behind DNC front, new initiatives from unions, Starbuck’s profiteering, gutting federal estate tax. Interview with Adam Hochschild on econ crisis, fascism, Spain’s civil war.”

Republican strategist Karl Rove gestures while at a luncheon at the California Republican Party convention,  in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March 2, 2013.  Rove told California Republicans to "get off the mat", and to find candidates to reflect the party's diversity. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Updates on platform contradictions, the VW scandal, CEOs pay explosion, Italian banks crisis, scary US auto loans. Major discussions: economics of lotteries, when profit decides who gets mortgages, and why 21st century socialism makes worker cooperatives the basic production institution
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Protestor Ieshia Evans is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

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 “Leaders” exposed by crises: Johnson in UK, Dimon in US. Stagnant incomes for most. Interview with Rob Robinson on conditions and prospects of African-Americans.
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Updates on minimum wage raises, economics of prisons, evidence that notions of “economic recovery” are myths for most of world. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad on why Orlando’s tragic shooting happened
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Updates on new Puerto Rico deal, French street battles, German leaders’ need humility, fake Cleveland revitalization, selling out national parks. Major analysis of Brexit in changing world economy.
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                                             “Small Victories, Big Lessons”
 “Updates on victories (1) over US sugar industry and (2) in reducing Sweden’s 40-hour workweek to 30 hours with no pay cut. Major analyses of jobs moving south, legal fight over tax exemption for religions, corporate bailouts in Michigan, excess Corp borrowing, and capitalist technology serving profits not people.”
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Economic Change: Why and How”

“Updates on CEO pay, new book on inequality, US estate and inheritance taxes. Interview with Alan Schulman, coordinator Democracy at Work New York City.”

Updates on new book “Coming of Age in the Other America,” new research shows superiority of worker coops over capitalist enterprises, negative results of profit-driven enterprises, “America” replaces Budweiser. Interview with Betsy Avila, digital organizer of local groups for social change.

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 “Updates on fossil-fuel divestment, Zika virus economics, product recalls , and payday loan scandal. Interview with environmentalist lawyer/activist Carol Dansereau.”
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                                           “Listen, Prof. Krugman”
Updates on car companies buying ride-share companies, Pope’s latest, evidence against Prof. Krugman’s rosy view of inequality. Major discussions of (1) why markets need not undermine worker-coop based economy and (2) European leaders’ failed policies on Greece.
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 “Updates on Alabama convicts strike against slavery, Greece’s victimization, TTIP exposed, and taxing Yale. Interview with Joan Berezin and Kip Waldo on revolutionary change.”
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 “False Econ Recovery, True Journalism”
Updates on “carry interest tax loophole,” Miami’s Marlin Park and state subsidies for business, negative interest rates, and banks’ “bail-in” versus “bail-out.” Interview reporter Bob Hennelly about false economic recovery, dissolving society, and real journalism.
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 “False Econ Recovery, True Journalism”
 Updates on “carry interest tax loophole,” Miami’s Marlin Park and state subsidies for business, negative interest rates, and banks’ “bail-in” versus “bail-out.” Interview reporter Bob Hennelly about false economic recovery, dissolving society, and real journalism.
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Updates on IMF, Panama Papers and tax evasion, workers fighting back. Major discussions of economics of prisons and sugar babies and of how worker coops might have changed the USSR and China.
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 Updates on tax issues: Panama Papers, corp tax rates, tax-avoiding “inversions” and Yale’s tax avoidance. Part 2 of interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad: capitalist efficiency produces human inefficiency and what to do about it.
 “Updates on China’s rising wages, lethal overdoses and economic crisis, courts worsen Puerto Rico’s crisis, moving jobs to Mexico, and Florida governor tries to help Yale evade taxes. Major discussions of minimum wage debates, workers without college degrees, and workers coops as key to doing better than capitalism.”
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“Updates on top bankers’ pay, bad auto corps’ decisions, deflation, and socialist economics. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad on capitalism and personal life.”
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Updates on Europe’s new econ stimulus, French workers rally for job security, US airlines’ rip-off fees. Response to question about govt blame for economic crisis since 2008. Major discussions on what capitalist profit is and on the basic economics of our political party system
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 “Updates on injustice of Argentina’s default settlement, on Pope Francis’s rejection of “exploiters,” and on stagnating real median incomes in US. Major discussions of (1) what Sanders’s support proves about Occupy Wall Street, and (2) economics of fascism.”
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“Updates on Citibank calls “Recession” for 2016, Robert Gordon’s new book “Rise and Fall of American growth, college students to Europe for free educations, drug and food companies profit at public’s expense, economics of presidential candidates, pension struggles heat up, and why China’s slowdown due to US/Euro/Japan economies. Major discussions of (1) US unemployment and (why profit motive yields economic decisions so often good for profits but bad for society.”
“Updates on Bloomberg’s money, negative interest rates, the oil market, Puerto Rico’s cruel sales tax, Fed Reserve governor supports breaking up banks ‘too big to fail,’ and Apple borrows despite its huge cash hoard. Response to listeners: converting capitalist into worker coop type enterprises. Major discussion: three alternative responses to the huge problems of capitalism today.”
“Updates on China achieves economic superpower status, profit produces drug scarcities, Ireland’s unjust austerity, millionaire tax in Massachusetts. Major discussions of self-destructive cut-backs in public higher education and the chaos of the monetary system (banks, Fed Reserve, etc.).”
“Lessons About and From Socialism”
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 “Updates on the economic significance of Sanders’ Iowa vote, Keynes on risks of revolution against capitalism, costs of oil market collapse. Interview with author Pete Dolack on lessons for today of past experiments in socialism.”
“Capitalism’s Results”
Updates on Obama on/in Detroit, Walmart closing stores, Santa Fe and public banking, food-makers’ profits vs people’s health. Major discussion of Oxfam and IECD reports on world poverty and inequality.

“Fighting Rightist Economics”

“Updates on worker actions by UK’s “junior doctors” and Detroit teachers, Flint’s poisoned water, Supreme Court struggle. More on US govt subsidy of religion. Interview on worker coops with Michael Johnson author of new book.”

“What Capitalism Is”

Updates on Obamacare scandal, bank errors threaten depositors, public pension looting, subsidizing religion. Major discussion of old vs new meanings of capitalism as an economic system.

“Economic Lessons from 2015″

Updates on FED’s interest rate hike, Peter Drucker on “like a business,” gun business, and oil economics. Response to question on whether it is China that is slowing the world economy. Major discussion of Greek and Spanish austerity politics and how major oil, banking and auto corporations proved why we can and must do better than capitalism.

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“Transcending Capitalism”

Updates on denying bailout for Puerto Rico and gross wealth inequality in US and Wisconsin. Response to listeners on guns and the capitalist profit motive. Interview with Prof. Cathy Mulder on transcending capitalism via worker cooperatives.

“Austerity’s Social Costs”

Updates on Portugal joins Greece against austerity, US austerity especially in Puerto Rico and Illinois, useless laws for banks, words not action in Paris. Major discussions of Thanksgiving economics, Germany and refugees, France and terrorism, US airlines cheat for profits.

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“Why Whites in Trouble”
 Updates on economics of immigration, economic alarmists, Ireland as tax haven. Response to listeners on role and place for small business in worker-coop based economy. Interview with Dr Harriet Fraad on crisis for middle-aged whites in US today.
 “Big vs Small Business”
Updates on Japan’s Recession, half of New York City economically in trouble, ACA deductibles undermine affordability, Million student March, another crooked capitalist. Response to listeners on private vs public enterprises. Major topics: small vs big business and big ideas not being discussed in campaigns.

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“Economic Power Struggles”

This show from the US includes updates on Greek and Portuguese austerity struggles, obesity and Coca Cola, importance of U of Missouri, JC Penney’s fake sales, and Macy’s urgent sales. Response to listeners on politics, economics of TPP. Major discussions of (1) upcoming FED decision on interest rates and (2) economic causes of gentrified US cities.

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How Capitalism Works

Updates on capitalism vs higher education, real costs of apps, how other half banks. In depth analyses of projected economic downturn in 2016, capitalist inequality and housing changes, and how capitalism affects sports.

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Teaching High School Economics

Updates on Obama harshness re student debt, how much corps and rich abuse tax havens, MIT rejects fossil-fuel divestment, profit over safety at tylenol company. Response to listener on where US economy headed now. Interview life-long high school teacher Alan Schulman on teaching economics after the 2008 crisis: problems and prospects.

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Capitalism vs Democratic Socialism

Richard Wolff updates us on monster merger in beer, buying the US presidency, homeless in Hawaii, Canada’s election results. Response to listener’s question on relation of individualism to capitalism and socialism. Major discussion of history of socialism vs capitalism with focus on specific place of democratic socialism.

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Coops vs capitalism

Saving capitalism, looming economic downturn, Berlin 250,000 against TTIP, US plan to give Puerto Rican taxes to banks. Response to question on planning. Interview: Laura Flanders, independent journalist on coops vs capitalism.

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Capitalism’s Crimes

Updates on Planned Parenthood, Irish and French unions’ initiatives. Responses to questions on the VW scandal and the TPP deals. In depth update and analysis of the ongoing Crisis in Greece with Prof. Harry Konstantinides.

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Meanings of Class

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updates on the Swedish plan for a peaceful transition beyond capitalism, ripoffs in car insurance, Ferguson, MO credit downgrade. Also there is response to listeners on the CA drought and on the best solution for corporate abuses like VW’s. Then a major discussion of (1) what class means and what is at stake in different meanings, and (2) guaranteed income vs guaranteed jobs.”

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Puerto Rico as US’s Greece

Updates on new Detroit book, Mayor’s austerity policy in Chicago, homeless school children, soaring medical insurance deductibles. Responses to listeners on VW scandal and Pope’s statements on economics. Interview with Prof. Ian Seda-Irizarry on current crisis in Puerto Rico.

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This week’s show from the US includes updates on GM settlement, Census Bureau proves no recovery for 90%, GE moves jobs overseas; responses to listeners on FED agonies over interest rates and how capitalism mishandles unemployment. Major discussion of WSDEs and capitalist corporations.

 

Concert for Corbyn Dec 16th Dome

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We’re excited to announce that Brighton based music promoter Rock Salts, in association with Momentum, are hosting a night of music and politics at the Brighton Dome on 16th December. Crossing genres and generations, the headliners will be drawn from international talent such as the psychedelic rock band Temples, Mercury prize nominee Kathryn Williams and the legendary Paul Weller playing alongside long time collaborator Paul Wyatt.
The gig will be the first in a series of people powered ‘Concerts for Corbyn’, which will highlight the central role music, art and culture can play in building a successful, vibrant social movement.

As the Brighton organizers pointed out, “Music can be a huge force for social change. Today, more than ever, it feels like need to stand up for democracy, for fairness and equality, for our basic human rights”.

Tickets are just £25 (+£1.50 booking fee) and have just been released from the Brighton Dome Website or over the phone from the Box Office on 01273 709709

We look forward to you joining us on the dance floor.

In solidarity,

Team Momentum

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Listen here: Interns discuss Brexit and the future

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Camilla and Luca our interns from Denmark and Italy have got together to discuss Brexit and find out how local people see the future and the implications for Britain from a social and cultural perspective.

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Kids’ concerts in Brighton Early Music Festival OCT1 NOV12

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Sat 1 Oct, 10.30am, Brighton Friends’ Meeting House, BN1 1AF

 

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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A 45 minute concert ideal for 2-5 year olds but younger children also welcome (must be accompanied by an adult).

Prepare for an exciting journey around baroque Europe, and meet the instruments that live there – get up close with the wise old double bass, the fun-loving oboe and the troublesome horns.

Join players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for these interactive concerts and be ready to clap, sing and bounce your way through the 17th century.

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Parents who also have older children may be interested in our other concert, which presents an exciting blend of live recorder music, puppetry and storytelling with themes of magic, history and science. This is aimed at 7-11 year olds, although some younger children may also enjoy it. There will be a single performance at 11.30 am on Saturday 12th November, also at the Friends’ Meeting House.

 

Listen Here: Our friends on Work Exp make radio show, song and present: Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

 

 

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Missed the last recording?. Fear not a new work experience team has given us a brand new update of the Hitchhikers guide of the galaxy. To see which bit of the universe you have missed,  Listen Here.

If you enjoyed that their other recordings can be found Here

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A team from Longhill School presenty their adaptation of Douglas Adams Sci-Fi classic and nerd bible The Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy. Ever wondered the answer to the question of life, the universe and everything?, well sit back and prepare to be taken upon this wild ride.

Enjoyed that?, well feel free to listen to their other recent work here

 

LISTEN HERE: Talking Possabilities discuss Welfare Reform and the effect it has on disabled people

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The Fed has changed its name to Possability People.  Our radio show is now called Talking Possibilities. This week they discuss Welfare reform and the effect it has on disabled people.

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“Talking Possabilities”, formerly Fed radio, discuss Accessible Volunteering in our city.

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The Get Involved Group (GIG) is Possability People’s (formerly the Fed) engagement project, which aims to represent the views of people with a lived experience of disability, impairment, physical or mental health issues.  Carers, personal assistants, families and friends are also welcome.

The group meets every six weeks and holds consultation meetings, invites speakers, discusses issues and suggests solutions. The group keeps in touch with its members via email, telephone and post and there is a monthly news round-up. GIG is a platform for disabled people to bring about real change in our city.

If you would like to attend  meetings, find out more about the project or be added to the mailing list,  please contact(01273) 208934 or email lilly@possabilitypeople.org.uk

Previous Show : ‘Access to the Streets’

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In this edition of the show, the disability engagement group the Get Involved Group (GIG) look at disabled access to the streets of Brighton and Hove.

The Get Involved Group (GIG) is Possability People’s (formerly the Fed) engagement project, which aims to represent the views of people with a lived experience of disability, impairment, physical or mental health issues.  Carers, personal assistants, families and friends are also welcome.

The group meets every six weeks and holds consultation meetings, invites speakers, discusses issues and suggests solutions. The group keeps in touch with its members via email, telephone and post and there is a monthly news round-up. GIG is a platform for disabled people to bring about real change in our city.

If you would like to attend  meetings, find out more about the project or be added to the mailing list,  please contact(01273) 208934 or email lilly@possabilitypeople.org.uk

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disability in sport

In this edition of the show, they look at disability sport, where it happens, and what else could be done to engage disabled people in sport..

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In this edition of the show, they look at the Fairness Commission , what it does and what it means for disabled people in Brighton and Hove.

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In this edition of the show, they look at the accessibility for disabled people of pubic transport and what is being done to make it happen in Brighton and Hove.

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