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Listen Here: Politics Show with Davy Jones and Corinna Edwards-Colledge employee of B&H Council on her letter to Cameron

by on Jun.14, 2015, under News

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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

National Coalition of Independent

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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).

 

 

 

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United Nation Association: Events and Recordings

by on May.25, 2015, under News

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Peter Crowhurst discusses the Successes and Failures of Early UN Peacekeeping Missions.

Peter is a retired history teacher and was my predecessor as Chair of the North Laine Community Association. He is an engaging, thought-provoking and well-informed speaker.

 

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Ros Cook reported on her attendance at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review as part of the CND delegation, held in New York during April-May 2015.

 

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Saturday 23rd May. Francis Clark-Lowes. Islamic State, Bad or Mad?The discussion in the media about Islamic State (IS, ISIS or ISIL) is dominated by such concepts as religious perversion, extremism, radicalisation, brain-washing, evil and madness. Only in such terms, is the implication, can the phenomenon of IS be explained. Could, and should, the United Nations play a role in promoting a more intelligent dialogue between the West and IS, or indeed between the West and Muslims generally?

 

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The United Nations Association held an Election Hustings with parliamentary candidates: Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Labour (Lewes & Seahaven); Clarence Mitchel, Conservative (Pavilion); Davy Jones, Greens (Kemp Town) and Paul Chandler, Lib Dem (Kemp Town).

 

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Tom Lines came to the United Nations Association (UNA) meeting to give a talk of the city of London as a centre of power in Britain.

Tom Lines is a Writer, Economics, trade and development consultant.

You can learn more about Tom Lines and his work at
http://www.tomlines.org.uk
and follow him on Twitter @TomLINESorguk

Alex Mabbs came to the United Nations Association (UNA) meeting to give a talk on climate change.

Alex Mabbs is a United Reformed Church minister based at the Brighthelm centre, in Brighton in Sussex, England.

Alex Mabb’s blog = https://mabbsonsea.wordpress.com

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LISTEN HERE: BHESCO Show on sustainable energy in B&H

by on May.10, 2015, under News

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This week’s topic is Fuel Energy.

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Latest news on energy saving and updates on what is happening in the world of sustainables from Kayla Ente of Brighton and Hove Energy Services Coop

BHESCO is a consumer co-operative established to help consumers lower their energy costs by introducing energy savings and renewable energy installations in communities, empowering individuals to take more control over their own energy supply. More info on the share launch here http://bhesco.co.uk/category/community-share-offer/

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More news on community energy and surrounding issues from Kayla Ente BHESCO,co.uk 29-5-15

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This week Kayla looks at news on sustainable energy supply in and around Brighton and Hove


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Kayla Ente discusses energy issues in the light of the new political environment and talks to Karla Rosendahl, RFB’s current intern from Denmark about the use of sustainables in Denmark.

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Today’s topic: Comparison of sustainable energy sources used in Britain and Denmark.

 

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Kayla Ente from Brighton and Hove Energy Services Coop is back, talking this week to Jackie Chase about the implications of the new government for the energy policy and sustainables. Also with news of the share launch happening now at BHESCO. More info at
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Listen here: Economics Weekly with John Weeks Show 30

by on Feb.04, 2015, under News

 

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 Greeks receiving distribution of free food

Moldovan women await free food distribution

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An interview with Brooke Larson about Latin America

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continued discussion about United Kingdom General Election 2015, and Greek government.

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United Kingdom General Election, 2015.

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An interview with Jeff Faux about the American’s Economy

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This week John Weeks discusses further the issue of Cuba with Elizabeth Dore talking about “Voices from the Cuban Street”

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 The photograph is of Elizabeth Dore and Regla Hernandez Gomez, one of the people she interviewed for her 10 year study of at

Attitudes of Cubans toward the revolution.

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First of a new series of commentary on economic conditions and policy in the UK and beyond from John Weeks.John Weeks is a professor emeritus of the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and author of The Economics of the 1%: How Mainstream Economics Serves the Rich, Obscures Reality and Distorts Policy. His recent policy work includes a supplemental unemployment program for the European Union and advising the central banks of Argentina and Zambia. More info on John at http://jweeks.org/

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Before the Roll Back – Brighton Uni Students read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

by on Jan.19, 2015, under News

 

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The new government has promised to scrap the Human Rights Act. It’s a huge blow not just to us here in the UK, but to everyone still fighting for these rights around the world.

The Human Rights Act 1998 mostly came into force on 2 October 2000.Its aim was to incorporate into UK law the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Act makes a remedy for breach of a Convention right available in UK courts, without the need to go to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg.The European Convention on Human Rights draws much of its inspiration from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.It seems appropriate therefore to look again at this wonderful document and, as our Brighton University readers have done in this recording, to reconsider the aspirations and values herein.

 

 
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Lecture: Bioregional Photography Panel at Brighton University.

by on Oct.04, 2014, under News

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A lecture and panel discussing the environment, hosted by Nina Emmet founder of FotoDocument and Pooran Desai, founder of Bioregional and One Planet Living. This lecture looks at some excellent photographic collections put together by the panel, centering on key environmental themes such as water usage, waste and recycling.

Held at the Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton, three of the ten commissioned photographers, Thomas Ball, Sophie Gerrard and Murray Ballard, took part in the discussion about their One Planet City photo essays now installed in public spaces around Brighton & Hove. . The project was launched under the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 – core arts partner for the project Photoworks.

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Permission for hundreds of homes and jobs at derelict fruit and veg market, Circus Street, Brighton

by on Sep.18, 2014, under News

Councillors have approved a major regeneration scheme in central Brighton which will deliver hundreds of jobs and homes.

The planning committee today (September 17, 2014) agreed the Public-Private Partnership scheme by Cathedral (Brighton) Ltd, the University of Brighton and the city council to transform the one–hectare site off Circus Street.

The former municipal fruit and veg market would become a mixed-use scheme and ‘innovation quarter’, expected to create 400 jobs and inject £200m into the city’s economy over the next 10 years.

Permission includes 142 new homes, 20 per cent affordable.

New teaching and research facilities would be created for the University of Brighton, including a new library.  Pressure would be taken off the city’s family homes by the inclusion of 450 units of student accommodation, say officials.

Alongside will be a new dance studio for South East Dance, expected to attract 70,000 visitors and users a year.

Workspaces would be aimed at start-up businesses, artists and larger companies.  A modern office building, including over 3,000 sqm of flexible space would help growing creative and digital businesses remain and flourish in the city.

Permission includes restaurants or shops at ground floor level, around a new public square.  Cathedral are promising a “new genre” of urban development with green walls, green roofs, 78 new trees and allotments for food growing – producing over 200kg of food per year for residents.

Developers have agreed to pay £250,000 to improve local transport and recreation provision and to use at least 20 per cent local labour for construction.

 

For more information you can visit:

http://www.cathedralgroup.com/current-projects/grow-brighton-2/

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/press-release/permission-hundreds-homes-and-jobs-derelict-fruit-and-veg-market

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What Climate Change propaganda is/isn’t telling us…

by on May.26, 2014, under News

Graph depicting the increased presence of Methane, Carbon Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide, all of which pose a direct threat to the polar ice caps and climate at large.

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:

http://cdn.exxonmobil.com/~/media/Reports/Outlook%20For%20Energy/2014/2014-Outlook-for-Energy-low-resolution.pdf

View and share the AMEG information here: 

http://ameg.me/index.php/emergency

 

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LISTEN HERE:Caroline Lucas MP presents In Our Hands: Public Services for People recorded at Brighthelm May 2nd

by on May.02, 2014, under News

LISTEN HERE TO THIS PUBLIC MEETING RECORDED AT BRIGHTHELM MAY 2nd

In Our Hands:

Public Services for People

at Brighthelm Church & Community Centre

Inspired by national campaign ‘We Own It’, Caroline Lucas MP and a panel of high profile speakers explored why public services should be brought back into public hands. They discussed how to do this and and how to ensure that the private companies currently running everything from our NHS and public transport to our schools and benefits system are more accountable and transparent.

– See more at: http://boxoffice.brightonfringe.org/events-and-film/6333/in-our-hands-public-services-for-people#sthash.j3IGg2vz.dpuf

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Get to know and support the ONCA Gallery!

by on Apr.26, 2014, under News, Uncategorized

Listen here to our interview with Lauren Davis from the ONCA Gallery.

“ONCA is One Network for Conservation and the Arts”. They are “a gallery and a possibility, filled with paintings, stories and songs, with artists, volunteers, innovators, teachers, performers, philosophers and conservationists…”.

Seems interesting? Check their website, and support their crowd funding campaign! – http://onca.org.uk/

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