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Top Climate Expert: Crisis Is Worse Than We Think (Democracy Now Interview)

by on Jan.14, 2016, under News

Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman interviewed Kevin Anderson, deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester.

“He has said many scientists are self-censoring their work to downplay the severity of the climate crisis.”

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Listen Here: Tom Milburn Environment Update: Interviews Adrian Ramsay from CAT.

by on Dec.08, 2015, under News

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   In this show, Adrian Ramsay tells us about the work that the Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales do and what may need to be done to achieve a zero carbon future in the UK.

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Tom talks to Ryan Woodard from the University of Brighton about the challenges facing waste disposal in the UK and the potential for generating energy from our waste.

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Solar Power

In this edition of the Environment update, Tom will look at Solar Power from what it is, to if it can help in the fight against global warming and must more.

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Listen Here: Davy Jones Politics Show : He interviews Natasha and Ruluka about EU referendum results. ‘24.6.16’

by on Jun.14, 2015, under News

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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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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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careworker

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

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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Listen here: Economics Weekly with John Weeks: Looks at US Presidential Primaries and the Social Charter ‘4.5.16’

by on Feb.04, 2015, under News

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This week John looks at US Presidential Primaries and the Social Charter will be affect if we leave the EU and much more.

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This week John looks at US Presidential Primaries and UK treasury forecast if we leave the EU and much more.

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This week John looks at Cameron and paying tax and also a quick updated on the US Presidential Primaries and much more.

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Currency wars

This week John looks at latest US Presidential Primaries, The tax havens and currency wars and much more

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This week John looks at President Barack Obama historic trip to Cuba with special guest Elizabeth Dore and talk about Cuba and if their will be change in the country and must more.

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RiverR thenThis week John looks at Bernie Sanders victory in Michigan primary and also a look into Michigan past and why he won.

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EU_referendum

This week John looks at TTIP (Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership) and what it really about and the European Union.

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This week John looks at the media in and the way they look at terms like ‘Isolationists & Populists’, and what these term’s really mean.

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This week John looks at George Osborne Policies on tackling the deficit and if they have worked, and on Bernie Sanders and this chance’s in the next month.

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This week John looks at Bernie Sanders and his policies as we wait for the final results from the caucuses in Iowa.

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Bernie promises ‘As President, I will invest $1 trillion to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure to put 13 million Americans to work in good jobs, invest $5.5 billion to employ 1 million young Americans and provide job-training to hundreds of thousands of others, and create a Clean-Energy Workforce of 10 million good jobs through a 100% clean energy system.’

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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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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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Sussex Defend the NHS: Upcoming Events

by on Jan.29, 2015, under News

 

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Here are some of the upcoming events over the next few weeks, organised by Sussex Defend the NHS.

Tues 8 March

Sussex Defend the NHS Organising Meeting All supporters welcome. 7 – 9pm. Dorset gardens Methodist Church.

Wed 9 March

Show solidarity with Junior Doctors on strike 8 -12.30 Outside Royal Sussex County Hospital. Unite Community Benefits Campaign Day of Action against Benefit Cuts 11am Job Centre Edward Street Trades Council AGM Guest Speaker: Junior Doctor Todd Leckie, BMA rep. 7:30pm King and Queen Pub All trade union & BMA members welcome

Thurs 10 March

Show solidarity with Junior Doctors on strike 8 -12.30 Outside Royal Sussex County hospital, Brighton

Fri 11 March

Sussex Defend the NHS: Send off for Caroline Lucas as she goes to London for 2nd reading of NHS Bill on 11th March. Brighton station. 7.30 am See attached flyer and info

Tuesday 15th March

National Sixth Form Colleges NUT Strike; – support BHASVIC and Varndean College pickets From early AM. http://feweek.co.uk/2016/02/29/strike-action-at-sixth-form-colleges-on-march-15/ Brighton and Hove Health Wellbeing Board 4pm Brighton Centre (get in touch if you plan to go)

Sat 19th March

Stand Up to Racism/Refugees Welcome Demo Central London Coach from Brighton organised by People’s Assembly, 9am http://thebiglemon.com/refugees-welcome/

Tues 22 March

B&H CCG Board Meeting Brighthelm Centre 10-1pm

Sat 26 March

Defend the NHS Stall and soap box War memorial, bottom St James St 11-1pm

Tues 12 April

Defend NHS Organising Meeting All supporters welcome. 7 – 9pm. Dorset gardens Methodist Church

Sat 16 April

National People’s Assembly demo: march for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education 9.30 am Meet Brighton Station to travel to London. http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/hhje 99% Festival part 1: Big Revolutions 8.30pm Synergy Centre, 78 West St BN1 2RA

Sunday 17th April

99% Festival part 2: Ousting Austerity Synergy Centre, 78 West St BN1 2RA.

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As you know, we, along with others campaigning for a non-privatised NHS, are also campaigning against TTIP.  This 7 minute clip explains why:
We are also keeping a close eye on proposals to cut public services run by Brighton and Hove Council – follow the Peoples Assembly link if you don’t know what the proposals are:  http://www.brightonpa.org.uk/
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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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