Huge numbers of people across the city have been in touch recently to ask how they can help those fleeing conflict, hunger and suffering around the world - an upwelling of compassion and hope that is in such stark contrast to the cruel and counterproductive position of the Government.
Rally against Rwanda Refugee Deal
Thank you so much for being here today
We’re here with a very clear message for Boris Johnson and Priti Patel
This vile and vicious policy is inhumane, unworkable, probably illegal and certainly immoral
We’re here to say that we will fight it every step of the way
We’re here to say – not in our name
WASTE COLLECTIONS ACROSS BRIGHTON & HOVE
I have been contacted by constituents about the current bin strikes and the impact they are having in the city. Like them, I am concerned that it hasn't been possible for Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) and the GMB, the trade union who represent City Clean staff, to reach a workable way forward to avoid strike action.
STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE IN PALESTINE
I unequivocally condemn the police storming of Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem and military strikes by the Israeli authorities on Gaza. These brutal attacks would be deeply worrying at any time, that there has been such an escalation of violence during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is particularly reprehensible. I want to see all parties in this conflict uphold international law, as well pursue peace, justice and freedom for everyone living in Palestine and Israel.
KEYNOTE SPEECH TO THE EUROPEAN MOVEMENT
It’s an enormous pleasure to be with you today.
Thank you so much to the European Movement for making this conference happen, and for recognising the value of coming together to share reflections on the challenges we face post Brexit – and hopefully of inspiring one another to renewed action for a progressive, green and European future.
I’ve been asked to speak about what is undeniably the greatest challenge facing humankind – a challenge not just to our security and wellbeing, but to our very survival.
SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
Image: from a previous reclaim the night protest
It shouldn't be difficult - women should be able to walk home from visiting a friend, go for a run in the park, cross a badly lit street or do any number of normal things without being afraid or unsafe. Without being judged. And yet we can't.
International Primary Biliary Cholangitis Day.
Sunday 8th September marks International Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) day.
PBC is an autoimmune condition which affects the liver. Without treatment, PBC attacks the bile ducts within the liver, which subsequently damage the surrounding liver cells.
Photo by Sean Hawkeye
PLEDGE ON PESTICIDE REDUCTION IN EUROPE
Caroline Lucas MP will today pledge that Green MEPs will campaign for an initial 50% EU-wide reduction in the volume of individual active toxic pesticides used to grow fruit and vegetables, by 2022.
More and more pesticides are being used on our farmland, despite the fact that the impacts on wildlife and human health are not fully understood. The number of pesticide applications has doubled in the past 25 years, the toxicity of pesticides has increased and so has the variety of pesticides used. Over the same period, there has been a catastrophic decline in ma
CLIMATE EMERGENCY DEBATE
I welcome this debate and the current upsurge in political backing for action on climate change.
From Extinction Rebellion to the youth climate strikers and Greta Thunberg’s visit to the UK last week, the accelerating climate crisis is finally breaking through into the mainstream of political and public consciousness.
And not a day too soon.