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⏳ We’re just a little further than halfway through our term, and I wanted to share some of the fantastic stuff going on with @YoungGreenParty at the moment. Whilst juggling individual projects, it’s easy to forget to step back and look at the bigger picture.
🗳️ We’re gearing up for a huge set of local elections, with more target candidates across England than ever before, and an exciting plan to mobilise activists from Brighton to Bernley

🎉 And we jumped the gun, supporting @PatDBMcAllister’s successful by-election win in #Bristol Bristol Young Greens action day
💪 We’re a month out from 30 Under 30, our flagship political education and activist training programme. 30 Young Greens will join us in Swindon to learn and practise the skills they need to organise in their communities, on campuses, and within @TheGreenParty. Carla Denyer presenting to last year’s cohort
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#Firefighters to go on #strike across the #UK after union members vote for action | 1h ago
- More than 80% of members who voted backed strike action across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland when they were balloted last month.…
#UK #Teachers set to #strike after pay #talks with #Tory ministers collapse | Jan 30
- Despite years of falling take-home pay, the government offered most teachers just 5 per cent for 2022-23 — about half the rate of 40-year-high double-digit #inflation.…
Tiny #Britain is sinking.
Who will be on strike on walkout Wednesday? | Jan 30
- 100s of 1000s of workers will go on #strike on Wednesday in separate disputes over pay, jobs and conditions - the biggest day of industrial action in more than a decade.…
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🙏🙏 Thanks to all your amazing donations (£3,512!), encouragement, and support - today I delivered my last #CorsiRosenthalBox to a family just in time for Christmas. It got me thinking about what we've achieved over the last 3 months... A monster thread🧌🧵1/24 Image
Not long after, people suggested I should set up a Go Fund Me to build more... 3/
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@SarahHermit @cycleoptic @Danny_L_Kerner @m_e_l1978 @Doris09732931 @RoyalMail @RoyalMailHelp @SteelersDanny23 @JonJunior_ @lazyb94166458 This is what they have on their website. (Hidden away in a drop down menu I might add)

"we will provide further details of expected delays"

But it's said the same for weeks and they've never bothered to update it to say how bad the delays are. Such a disgrace.
@SarahHermit @cycleoptic @Danny_L_Kerner @m_e_l1978 @Doris09732931 @RoyalMail @RoyalMailHelp @SteelersDanny23 @JonJunior_ @lazyb94166458 A Royal Mail Special delivery 'next day guaranteed 1pm' parcel (not mine) finally turns up for delivery three weeks after sent.

After all that there was no one in to receive it. Recipient needed it earlier and has probably gone away for Xmas ? Stil uncollected after two days.
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Draadje: 1/10/2022
Groot vaccinatiecentrum, Universiteit van West-Engeland, Bristol gesloten, door het volk

Misdaad Referentie Nummer 5222236390

De politie van Avon en Somerset heeft onweerlegbaar bewijs gekregen van de schade en de gevaren van deze injecties.
Toen we vanmorgen aankwamen waren er meer dan 300 mensen geboekt en de meerderheid waren kinderen. childcovidvaccineinjuriesuk
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If the current European heatwave has nudged you to take #ClimateAction and you work in tech, let me share some helpful communities and resources to get you going... a thread 🧵
👉 @climateActTech

A Slack based community of over 6,500 individuals from across the globe who all want to use tech skills to take and accelerate climate action

Great discussion, knowledge sharing, networking and a safe place to sound out ideas
👉@GreenTech_SWest was co-founded to showcase a diversity of approaches to using tech to tackle climate change

Events are free, always with an online option and sometimes in #Bristol

Our next event this Thu 21 Jul…
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At last night's #Bristol Full Council meeting I spoke in opposition to a motion entitled "Trans Rights are Human Rights". Although there was a lot in there that I agreed with, I could not support the blanket statement that "Trans man are men, trans women are women"
I argued that trans and non-binary people are entitled (like everyone else) to our love, compassion and support, but that biological sex and gender identity are two distinct things, and that both matter in different circumstances.
A blanket declaration that "trans men are men, trans women are women" risks ignoring the role of biology and undermining the important sex-based rights that people (mostly women) fought for over many years.
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Ireland's GRA 2015 was "an extraordinarily high-profile piece of legislation, with all the accompanying media coverage, political debates and processes", claims Mulally, in @IrishTimes. Check Google search results for the topic from 1/1/2014 - 31/12/2015:…
Google Trends data for 1/1/2007 (the year of Lydia Foy's High Court win regarding changing factual birth cert to one recognising "legal gender") to 31/12/2016. The GRA was enacted on 15/7/2015 (blue peak on graph below). Does this look like it was "extraordinarily high-profile"?
The #DentonsDocument lobbying playbook recommends piggybacking gender ID legal changes on more popular reforms, citing Ireland's marriage equality legislation as providing a "veil of protection" to GRA, which was "more difficult to win public support for".…
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What's happening?

@savethesevern involves Wales’ #GeigerBay coalition and groups from south west England.

We’re trying to halt the dumping of sediment from the construction of the @hinkleypointc in the Marine Protected Area near Portishead, #Bristol

We urge the Marine Management Organisation to revoke the license granted earlier this year to @edfenergy to dump the waste.

We believe it puts @The_MMO in breach of its international obligations to protect the Severn Estuary’s marine environment.

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We also demand that the UK’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, acknowledges the ban on dumping that causes harm in the Marine Protected Area, and instructs @the_MMO appropriately.

CC @DefraGovUK…

🧵 ⅗
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#Hindu #Funerary Monuments - Chhatri

Chhatri is a memorial chapel built over a #tomb found throughout the region of #Rajasthan, #MadhyaPradesh and #Maharashtra. These memorials commemorate the death of rulers, their consorts, relatives and the elite. 1/🧵
If Samadhis were funerary monuments of saints in #Hindus, Chhatris were #Rajput's choice of the memorial. They made sure that the memory of the chivalry of their ancestors passed on to the next generations. Though, all Chhatris did not necessarily contain the mortal remains. 2/
Chhatri i.e. umbrella, first appeared as a canopy above the tomb in #Islamic #architecture. #Hindu kings transformed the tomb into Chhatri. By the 16th C, Rajput courts had started building Chhatris. It was a place where a noble was cremated, memorialized and later worshipped. 3/
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Looking forward to hearing more about the latest research on how those in the UK that experience #PeriodPoverty have been impacted by the #Coronavirus pandemic #PeriodsInAPandemic
First @EmmaCraddock89 & @bloody_spoonie give a brief overview of the "Periods In A Pandemic" project- focusing on how women, girls & people who menstruate have managed their menstrual health during the pandemic #PeriodsInAPandemic
Williams says that the project sought not only to inform how #PeriodPoverty initiatives have adapted and could improve during the pandemic, as well as centre the voices & experiences of those affected in the policymaking debate #PeriodsInAPandemic
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👋 Welcome to @BristolCouncil’s virtual Cabinet meeting!
📺 Follow all the action on YouTube:
📚 Today, we’ve got 15 papers to consider:
Today's meeting is being chaired by Deputy Mayor Cllr Craig Cheney while I am at #COP26 representing #Bristol in Glasgow #BristolClimateAction 🌎

Read more about what I am up to at the conference on yesterday's blog 👇…
The We Work for Everyone project aims to improve employment outcomes for people with learning difficulties through a dedicated, individualised approach
Cabinet approves spend of the remaining value of £1.68m on this project
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Wow - a TV production truck has ended up in #Bristol harbour this morning.

📻 Our reporter is there 👉
An eyewitness says they heard someone shouting "no, no, no" as it went in.…
UPDATE: Cranes & chains are in place ready to lift the truck out of the water
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Looking forward to hearing more about what #Bristol should be asking for from the #COP26 Summit #futurecity21
Chair Andrew Kelly opens by saying that there is general consensus around #COP26 that "now is the time" to act on the #ClimateEmergency. #FutureCity21
Kelly asks the MPs on best practise on climate emergency in their constituencies. @karinsmyth highlights the work in her area on #Food & #Allotments - helping secure a just transition & providing affordable locally grown food #FutureCity21
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Shortages of food, fuel and essentials. Rising costs of food and energy. Taxes going up. People in #Bristol West are seriously worried about the future. So what would Labour do differently? THREAD
The government lurches from crisis to crisis and has no plan to deal with problems as they pile up.

Take the shortage in lorry drivers, causing food and fuel shortages.
Over the last couple of weeks, ministers first denied there was a problem, then tried to blame the public for panic buying, and now they say that this chaos is the intended outcome of their failed Brexit deal.
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If you live in #Bristol it's worth knowing that the Covid rate is still growing fast (the log plot shows the rate doubling every 8 days at present). We're now #16 in the list of local authorities with highest rates (most of those higher in the list are in the NE or NW). ImageImage
In Bristol, the fastest growth is currently in 30-34 year olds (note this is a log scale). Image
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Here's a thread about what's happening to #Bristol's COVID rates (adults and children, and spread to different areas).

The overall rate has grown like this over the past two months. (1/7)
For context, here's what that graph looks like if we go back to August last year. It may or may not feel like it, but we're about to exceed our previous peak (of 508 per 100K). (2/7)
It was possible to predict that we'd exceed that peak some time ago, by looking at the same plot on a log scale. We can also project to where the rate will be on "Freedom Day", if we follow the same trend. It's not good. (3/7)
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Here's the Covid rolling rate for #Bristol (all ages). It's up to just under 400 per 100K now. This is the linear version of the plot, but it's worth looking at the log version (next) ...
The log plot shows that exponential growth is continuing at the same pace. We'll exceed our January peak in a few days (in fact, we almost certainly already have, but have to wait for the 5-day data lag to catch up). There's something else worth noting though ...
I already posted this plot, which shows that the rate hasn't been growing quite as fast in 10-14 year olds in the last couple of days. So why is the overall rate for Bristol still growing at the same pace? The answer is that ...
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Here are 16 of our many open positions @NordicTweets especially suited for junior and entry level applicants (we have R&D offices in many countries, see…).
DM me if you have any question! A group of people huddled around a screen. Title: "Work
Graduate Software Developer: Design, implement and test simulations written in C++ and SystemC in South West Hertfordshire, #UK 🇬🇧…
Summber #job 2021: #Poland 🇵🇱
Work with a variety of tasks, such as design, implementation and software testing for embedded systems. You have the knowledge of the tools to support development of embedded software as well as C and good skills in English.…
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I follow this account and yet this post of #Bristol protesters claiming media bias in reporting the #KillTheBill protests has not appeared on my Twitter timeline. Has social media's algorithms been changed to show us a biased perspective of the news?
Nor has this post appeared on my Twitter timeline...
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“Capitalism is racism”

Socialists, communists & #antifa were among those at the far-left anti-police protest in #Bristol, England today. #BristolProtest
#Antifa passed out literature at the #BristolProtest explaining that non-violent protest is white supremacist & helps in the “violence of capitalism.” The flyer quotes from American convicted murderer & wanted fugitive Assata Shakur.
A man at the illegal, far-left #BristolProtest wears a Soviet fur cap at a drumming circle near Bristol Cathedral.
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We need to come attuned to the fact that the methodology of policing deployed here is very clearly a policy choice coming from the top down.

Every time:

Wait till it's night. Use dogs and horses and batons. Turn a sit-in into a stand up angrier protest. Apply force

This is not an accident. This is not bad apples. This is not a one off isolated incident.

The same strategy & techniques happens every night. The same pattern of events without fail.

They very obviously do it at night for a range of reasons: (a) less protesters at night, (b) more difficult to film police misconduct & (c) night-time is more disorientating/frightening for protesters being beaten up than in the day time.

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Obviously I'm not trying to erase or downplay the authoritarian tendencies pre existent in UK politics but watching this I can't help but feel like we're entering frankly new territory.

We are hurtling into authoritarianism - fast.

Liberty is delicate and previous. It needs to be nurtured and ruggedly defended.

The spare, unequally distributed & contingent freedoms we have are being pulled from beneath us.

The lesson is obvious: don't allow them to do it.

The lockdown is an instructive metaphor. The value of civil liberties is only appreciated when you have that stripped from you.

Imagine some of the tendencies & power techniques involved in this lockdown becoming permanent & refined.

That makes me angry.

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