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Global Justice Now AGM, Bristol


Posted by on 25 May 2017 at 9:08 am | No Comments »

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Saturday 10th June: Global Justice Now’s National Gathering and AGM in Bristol.

 

This will feature external speakers and an opportunity to discuss our work in the year ahead. The results of the election could potentially have a huge impact on our campaigns and how we relate to parliament. Just two days after the election this will be a first opportunity to come together and discuss. For more details check www.globaljustice.org.uk

 

Future stalls


Posted by on 25 May 2017 at 9:07 am | No Comments »

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  • Saturday 3rd June 10.20pm – 4.30pm at the Annual Hospital Fete at the Victoria Recreation Ground Tilehurst RG31 6HF.
  • Sunday 25th June 12 noon – 6pm at the East Reading Festival in Palmer Park

Help at these stalls if you can. Let Jackie  know as soon as possible (jackieoversby@gmail.com)

 

Divestment Mobilisation


Posted by on 15 May 2017 at 4:03 pm | No Comments »

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Today, 6.5.17, we joined the Global Divestment Mobilisation. We had a stall in Broad Street near Lloyds Bank and HSBC. Nearly 200 people have signed our petition asking the banks to go #FossilFree

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BeanPole Day 22 April 2017


Posted by on 24 April 2017 at 8:14 pm | No Comments »

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Beanpole1Beanpole2BeanPole Day, at Caversham Court, Reading, is usually a successful occasion, swarming with fellow travellers committed to the environment and this year’s event was no different. Dressed as jesters, which attracted attention, Jackie and John plied visitors and stall holders with the Big Shift petition calling for the Big Banks to invest customers’ money in renewables, not fossil fuels. Many were more than willing to sign. The argument that fossil fuels were now stranded assets in the light of the Paris Agreement convinced waverers. We were pleasantly suprised by those who had heard that during the previous day, no UK electricity had been generated by coal. It may be rather slow but we are making valuable progress. Grateful thanks to our helpers for taking over the stall for a while.

Jest(er) leave it in the ground


Posted by on 22 March 2017 at 6:55 pm | No Comments »

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Global Justice Reading’s April Fool’s Day demonstration

outside Barclays Bank, Broad Street, Reading

We met for our April Fool’s Day demonstration at 11am 1st April, outside Barclays Bank, Broad Street, Reading?

Following our meeting ,”Change Climate Finance’, we asked four banks to stop investing in fossil fuels and increase their investments in renewables. April Fools’ day seemed a good day for the action because the banks are being foolish in investing in coal and oil that can never be used if we are to keep Global Warming below 2 degrees. And so it was

We targeted Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, and RBS branches in the middle of Reading. Jackie handed over letters to bank staff, and one to be forwarded to the CEO explaining how continuing to invest in fossil fuel extraction, rather than renewables, left bank customers exposed to ‘stranded assets’ that could have no value if the Paris Climate agreement to keep temperature increases below 2 deg C was to be achieved. We received some positive responses, and we hope for change in investment policies in the near future.

So, the event, well organised by Jackie, worked smoothly, with around 20 supporters and activists on parade. A great success on the day, with potential for future action.P2

 

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Change Climate Finance: Wed 8 March, RISC, 730 pm


Posted by on 21 February 2017 at 11:29 am | No Comments »

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On Wednesday 8th March, at 7.30pm, at RISC, we held a joint meeting with Friends of the Earth, Reading entitled, Change Climate Finance’.

Siobhan Grimes, from Christian Aid, talked about a campaign to get banks to support clean energy and abandon fossil fuels.

At present, banks invest much more money in mining for coal and drilling for oil than in renewables. We learned how we could encourage them to shift money towards investing in clean, renewable energy and being part of the solution to climate change.

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Precarious Trajectories film: Monday 20 March, 7.30 pm, RISC


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Monday 20 March, 7.30pm we screened ‘Precarious Trajectories: voices from the Mediterranean migration crisis’ in conjunction with the World Film Club.

 

The film gave voice to some of the refugees that have undertaken this perilous crossing in order to arrive at what they hoped would be the safer shores of Europe. Ruha from Syria and Ahmed from Somalia shared their stories. The film was set on location in Libya, Italy and Greece during 2015 – 2016.

 

We are very lucky that Dr Simon Parker, who directed the film, was with us so we asked him questions and shared in discussion after the film.

 

 

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International Day of Action against CETA


Posted by on 17 January 2017 at 11:17 am | No Comments »

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Saturday Jan 21, 10 am – 12 noon, Broad Street, Reading, near M&S

Campaigning against CETA, Canada & Europe trade deal. It gives corporations the right to sue our government if their profits are interfered with. It will affect environmental protection, workers’right, public servies (including NHS, health care, and more. All help welcome.

Having difficult conversations about migration


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Difficult

Saturday January 28th

10 – 4pm

Friends Meeting House Reading

2 Church Street Reading RG1 2SB

Debates about migration can be uncomfortable, upsetting or angry. Learn how to have more constructive conversations in this participatory workshop which will be led by experienced organisers from HOPE not Hate. The session will focus on:

  • how to listen and question effectively,
  • how to use stories to effectively persuade people
  • how to create spaces for more constructive communication around difficult issues.

Organised by HOPE not Hate and Global Justice Now in partnership with Reading Refugee Support Group and Reading City of Sanctuary.

For more information:

Contact:

Jackie Oversby
globaljusticereading@gmail.com
07745310794

World Social Forum 31st January


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WSFAlan Mawer: World Social Forum in Montreal, Quaker Meeting House, Reading from 7.30pm – 9.30pm on Tuesday 31st January 2017. The goal of the WSF 2016, 9-14 August 2016. was to gather tens of thousands of people from groups in civil society, organizations and social movements who want to build a sustainable and inclusive world, where every person and every people has its place and can make its voice heard. The festival of events and activities was the topic of Alan’s talk. It reminded us that the issues we deal with are international.

  • Contact

    Contact:

    Jackie Oversby
    jackieoversby@gmail.com
    07745310794
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    Wednesday 3rd May at RISC at 7.30 pm. Aisha Dodwell, from Global Justice Now on Bridges not Borders – Building a World Where No-one is Illegal.
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    We wish to acknowledge migrants as contributors, not challenges, as fellow humans. We welcome the chance build an inclusive society.