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Easter success for film showing


Posted by on 30 March 2016 at 9:54 pm | No Comments »

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Despite awful weather, people flocked to the Phoenix Cinema to watch the film ‘This Changes Everything’ by Naomi Klein. This was arranged by Global Justice Leicester, Leicester Friends of the Earth and the Green Party. We would like to thank the Phoenix Cinema for hosting the evening.

ThisChangesEverything

Applause followed the film. Then there was a lively debate about climate change and a discussion of ways that we can work together to combat global warming. A truly wonderful evening and evidence of the power of networking and working together.

Find out more about the film – This Changes Everything

 

 

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2016


Posted by on 20 March 2016 at 9:52 pm | No Comments »

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Fairtrade Fortnight has given us the opportunity to celebrate the difference that Fairtrade products can make for people’s lives. The theme for Fairtrade Fortnight this year was ‘Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand up for Farmers’,

Fairtrade food stall

On Saturday 5th March, Global Justice Leicester and the Knighton Justice Group had a joint stall on Uppingham Rd, Leicester. It was great to chat to passers-by. We are very grateful to the Co-op and Marks and Spencers who gave us examples of Fairtrade Products for the stall. We were able to give out samples for people to try.

Then, on Wednesday 9th March, Mohammed Hamada, an olive farmer, shared his experience of fair trade in Palestine.

Palestinian Olive Farmer

This was a fantastic evening and Mohammed spoke movingly about the difference that selling Fairtrade Olive Oil had made to his family and farmers throughout Palestine. Read more about Mohammed’s story. You can buy his olive oil from Zaytoun.

 

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Climate chaos … coming it is!


Posted by on 3 December 2015 at 10:53 pm | No Comments »

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Leicester Climate Change march on Saturday 28th November

400 people marched through town to show that we care about Climate Change.

Photo opportunity at Leicester climate change march.

There was a carnival atmosphere, with people young and old, dogs, bicycles … and our own choir to sing on route. We were delighted to be joined by the Red Leicester Choir, who led us in a rendition of the official song for the march.

We need to wake up

We need to wise up

We need to open our eyes and do it now, now, now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now

We’re on a planet that has a problem

We’ve got to solve it, get involved and

Do it now, now, now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now


Make it greener – make it greener

Make it cleaner – make it cleaner

Make it last, make it fast and do it now, now, now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now

 

Get singing!

 

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Keep on Campaigning against TTIP


Posted by on 3 November 2015 at 8:45 pm | No Comments »

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… Let’s make the UK a TTIP Free Zone

Stop TTIP campaigning

Global Justice Now Members from throughout the UK joined together at the National Justice and Peace Conference to highlight the danger of the proposed TTIP EU-US Trade Deal. This could be the biggest threat to democracy in our lifetime.

East Midland Global Justice Groups and Members of 38 Degrees lobbied Glenis Willmott about TTIP on Friday 4th September.  It was a constructive meeting and Glenis was supportive of our campaign.

http://www.gleniswillmott.eu/labour-meps-statement-on-ttip/

Stop the corporate attack o Europe. Read about why Romania is being sued for billions of dollars through a secret corporate court established in a treaty with the UK. It is the same kind of corporate court that would be included in the EU-US “trade” deal, TTIP. Email David Cameron now.

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A Summer Campaigning for Global Justice


Posted by on 3 November 2015 at 8:06 pm | No Comments »

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It has been busy over the Summer. We have chatted to passers-by at local events and asked people to join us in campaigning against injustice.  Global Justice Leicester provided a workshop at the Christians Aware Summer School. The Conference theme was ‘Living Responsibly’ and Alison lead a workshop on ‘Economic Exploitation of the Developing world.

CND Peace Party

Global Justice Leicester had stalls at the Leicester University Botanic Garden Open Day (July), National Justice and Peace Network Conference (July) and CND Peace Party (September)

Leicester University Botanic Garden

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Speak Up For The Love Of … Climate Lobby


Posted by on 4 July 2015 at 4:34 pm | No Comments »

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Climate Change Lobby of Parliament on 17th June

Supporters of Global Justice Leicester lobbied all three Leicester MPs on 17th June. It was a day of celebration, discussion … and resolve to work together to keep the issue of Climate Change on the political agenda.

Speaker at Climate Change Rally

 

The Climate Coalition is made  up of more than 100 organisations

… all concerned #fortheloveof

… our world

… all people

… nature

… the environment

… What do you love and want to protect from Climate Change?

 

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Global Justice Leicester @ the Riverside Fesival


Posted by on 8 June 2015 at 9:35 pm | No Comments »

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Global Justice Leicester was in the heart of the Festival – on the Boulevard overlooking the canal.

Global Justice Stall at Riverside Festival

 

It was an exciting day with friends new and old coming to find out about the latest Global Justice Now campaigns.

We chatted about the energy injustice campaign

The corporate grip over energy keeps 1.3 billion people around the world without access to electricity, and privatisation is putting fair levels of energy access even further out of reach.

Festival goers signed a petition against the use of UK Aid money to fund energy privatisation in Nigeria.

Despite the UK’s long and unsuccessful experience with energy privatisation, the Nigerian government is supported by aid from the British government. The UK continues to pour public money into a privatisation programme that seems doomed to failure, neglecting policy options that could address Nigeria’s serious energy supply problems.

This is an exciting time to be campaigning with Global Justice Leicester – why not join us?

 

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TTIP Global Day of Action


Posted by on 24 April 2015 at 11:13 pm | No Comments »

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Global Justice Leicester and members of 38 Degrees set up a stall in Town Hall Square  Leicester.

TTIP Stall Leicester

We gave out leaflets and asked shoppers to sign the petition against TTIP.  TTIP and CETA are a threat to democracy, the environment, consumers and labour standards. But we can stop them!

Have you signed the petition yet? If not, why not sign it now.

 

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Energy Democracy – lots to be hopeful about


Posted by on 23 April 2015 at 10:13 pm | No Comments »

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Working for Energy Democracy in Developing Countries and Britain

On April 14th an enthusiastic audience gathered at Christchurch to find out more about Energy Democracy.

 

Speakers at Energy Democracy Talk

 

Sam Lund-Harket from Global Justice Now, highlighted the way energy injustice is destroying people’s lives. He also spoke about rays of hope – good news stories about communities where alternative energy is generated to give clean and democratically controlled energy for everyone.

Clare Welton of Fuel Poverty Action Group – spoke movingly of people in poverty in the UK who struggle with utility bills. She explained the Energy Bill of Rights and work that is being done to ensure that individuals struggling with bills are aware of their rights. It is important that information is made available to empower people in poverty.

Fuel Poverty Action Group produces:

  • Leaflet – Having Problems with your Energy Company – Know your rights
  • Mini-guide –  In trouble with your Energy Company – Know your rights

 

What you can do:

 

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Speaker meeting on 14th April – Working for Energy Democracy


Posted by on 1 April 2015 at 5:30 pm | No Comments »

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Working for Energy Democracy in Developing Countries and Britain

on

April 14th, 7.30 – 9.00pm

at

Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Rd, Leicester, LE2 3AD

with

Sam Lund-Harket

(Energy Campaigner, Global Justice Now)

and

Clare Welton

(Fuel Poverty Action Group)

Energy Bill of Rights Poster

 This is a joint speaker meeting that has been arranged by Global Justice Leicester and Christians Aware.

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