Campaigns & Issues

I am involved in a number of campaigns and activities on issues such as the NHS, Fracking, Public Service Cuts. Here are reports on the campaigns I am supporting and the issues I care about.

Tribute to Tony Benn: why environmental direct action is vital

Combe Haven defendants outside the Court following their acquittal

What terrible news that Tony Benn has died. I worked with him throughout much of the late 80s and early 90s in the Socialist Movement.
I don’t generally believe in the concept of heroes – but he was one of mine.
I am sure he would have approved of the content of this blog as he always insisted that change came from below.

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No to “Gagging Law” public meeting in Brighton

With Caroline Lucas and Green Councillors at recent Gagging Law protest in Brighton

I went to a terrific meeting organised by the campaigning group, 38 degrees, in Brighton on 9th January. More than 300 people filled St Marys Church Hall in Kemptown to hear Caroline Lucas MP denounce the so-called Gagging Law as a serious attack on democratic rights. Local independent Ian Chisnall spoke about the potential effects […]

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Stop the Gagging Law

I joined Green MP Caroline Lucas, local Green councillors and 38 Degrees members on Thursday 12 December to protest against the Coalition’s outrageous gagging law (aimed at stopping voluntary organisations from commenting on political issues in the year preceding a General Election). The protest outside Brighton Town Hall preceded a motion moved by Green Councillors […]

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