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Tell Bill Gates to keep it in the ground

Written by oxford on June 29, 2015 – 8:30 am -

The Gates Foundation is one of the world’s biggest charitable funds. But it holds investments in fossil fuels. How can an organisation dedicated to wiping out poverty justify contributing to climate change? Now there is a petition asking Bill and Melinda Gates to divest the Gates Foundation of fossil fuels. Anyone can sign!

Sign the petition now


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Science, Stories, and Indigenous Wisdom

Written by oxford on June 26, 2015 – 7:20 pm -

3pm, Saturday 11th July

Friends Meeting House, St Giles 

A talk by Professor Joy Hendry on Science, Stories, and Indigenous Wisdom. Admission £5 (£3 students). This event is not organised by Global Justice Now.


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Come to our next meeting

Written by oxford on June 26, 2015 – 7:14 pm -

Global Justice Oxford monthly meeting

Tuesday 14th July

Oxford Town Hall, 7:30pm

Our monthly meeting is a chance to plan activities and share news of national campaigns. We usually show a (very) short film or two as well. Non-members are very welcome.


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Anti-Monsanto petition is so close to its goal!

Written by oxford on June 26, 2015 – 7:03 pm -

A petition urging Monsanto to stop silencing scientists has now reached 1,414,259 signatures – well on the way to achieving the target of 1,500,000, or 1.5 million signatures. Can you add your signature and share it?

Sign now

The petition was created after the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report saying that a very commonly used herbicide causes cancer. Now Monsanto is demanding that the WHO retracts the report. They’re not offering any evidence that the report is wrong in any way; they just want to silence the scientists so that people don’t become aware of how we’re being poisoned. Let’s help to get the word out!

Sign and share the petition

 


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Free online networking tool for activists

Written by oxford on June 26, 2015 – 6:52 pm -

Global Justice Now has been working on a free networking tool for activists. It is now at the stage where they would like lots of activists to test it and see how it can be improved! Try it out at http://commonground.globaljustice.org.uk/


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Take Back Our World festival

Written by oxford on June 25, 2015 – 7:04 pm -

Take Back Our World festival
Fri 17th – Sun 19th July 
Tapeley Park, north Devon

The Take Back Our World festival has been jointly organised by Global Justice Now and Students Against TTIP. It’s happening in Tapeley Park, a stately home surrounded by beautiful grounds.

The festival is intended as a mix of politics, activism, culture and creativity. Special guests include:

  • David Graeber, academic, Occupy Wall Street activist and author of author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years
  • Molly Scott Cato MEP (Green Party)
  • Nick Dearden, director, Global Justice Now
  • Jody Boenhert, designer, activist and director of Ecolabs
  • Samir Dathi, Brick Lane Debates
  • Activists from Free University London
  • Kalyan, jazz and dub band from Leeds
  • Tudor Lion, reggae DJ with Channel One
  • Natural Curriculum, hip-hop collective from Manchester

There will be workshops, film screenings, music and more.

Sadly there aren’t any coaches running directly from Oxford, but there are coaches running from London and Bristol. A camping ticket costs £25 (and travel costs are on top of that).

Book your tickets through Eventbrite or ring the Global Justice Now head office on 020 7820 490.

 


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Come to our AGM!

Written by oxford on May 12, 2015 – 12:49 pm -

Global Justice Oxford is holding its Annual General Meeting tonight. This is a chance to find out more about the group, get involved with our decision-making and perhaps get involved with our work. Several roles are up for re-election:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Officer

The people currently filling these roles are all standing down, so this is a great opportunity to get involved with the group and maybe add a new responsibility to your CV.

We’re meeting in the (wheelchair-accessible) Ploughman Room at Oxford Town Hall from 7:30pm.


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Cyclists’ views on the Plain roundabout redevelopment

Written by oxford on May 12, 2015 – 7:00 am -

Thursday 14th May 7.30pm
Venue:  St Michael’s at the Northgate

At this free open event, Yannick Cornet and Tim Schwannen from the University of Oxford Transport Studies Unit will share their findings on The Plain project as well as the message for cycling advocacy. Their research involved conducting a series of interviews with cyclists using the Plain.

There will be refreshments and all are welcome. This event is organised by Cyclox.


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Speak Up! Climate action day

Written by oxford on May 11, 2015 – 2:44 pm -

The things we love are threatened by climate change – but we can protect them by urging politicians to act. In June, come and meet your MP and tell them why fighting climate change matters to you.

What? A day of action on climate change. Thousands of us will come together from across the UK to celebrate all that we love, and meet our representatives to ask them to commit to strong action on climate change during this crucial year.

Where? Palace of Westminster, Central London.

When? Wednesday 17th June, 12pm-5:30pm.

More details to follow. This event is not organised by Global Justice Now.

http://fortheloveof.org.uk/speakup/

 


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Job opportunity at COIN

Written by oxford on May 8, 2015 – 2:00 pm -

Oxford-based charity COIN (Climate Outreach Information Network) is seeking to recruit a Researcher. From their job ad:

Working closely with COIN’s Research Director, Dr. Adam Corner, the Researcher role is varied and stimulating, offering exciting opportunities to apply the rigour of academic research to the practical challenge of catalysing societal engagement with climate change. In joining our growing team, you’ll combine your desire to spread engagement with climate change, with a rigorous academic approach and a flair for great writing.

Salary: £25,704 plus 3.5% non-contributory pension after 6 months
Type of employment: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Annual Leave: 30 days including bank holidays
Location: Oxford (some home working possible)

www.climateoutreach.org.uk/about/recruitment/


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