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City could become a ‘frack free zone’

  Green-led Brighton & Hove City Council could become a ‘Frack Free Zone’ after a resolution was passed at a meeting of the council last night. ‘Fracking’ (or ‘fracturing’ in full) is the on or off-shore exploration and extraction of coal bed methane, shale oil or shale gas. The practice has caused controversy since its […]

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People have had enough – Greens speak out against massive rail fare hike

  Pic: Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas gets the message out to commuters on the Coalition Government’s fare hikes. Rail fares will rise by 6.2% from January 2013, the Coalition Government announced today – sparking a demonstration at Brighton station and a series of protests at train stations across the country. Train companies are permitted […]

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Green councillors' position on Councillor Christina Summers' vote against same-sex civil marriage

  Pic: rainbow equality flag One Green councillor out of 23 voted against Green Party policy and against civil marriage for same-sex couples in a motion at the 19 July meeting of Brighton & Hove City Council. Councillor Christina Summers has a longstanding faith belief which opposes marriage equality. Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty, deputy leader […]

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Greens applaud school staff and campaigners for national anti-homophobia accolade

  Green councillors are congratulating schools, youth workers and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi and trans) campaigners after the UK’s first Green-led council was ranked best in the country for tackling homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools. Equality group Stonewall named Brighton & Hove City Council top in the country in its Education Equality Index. The […]

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Caroline Lucas MP backs guide dog protection

  Pic: guide dog (courtesy Adactio) Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, has backed a call to stop violence against guide dogs, as new figures reveal that attacks are now running at an all time high – an average of eight a month nationally. Caroline attended a reception in parliament and met with Dave Kent […]

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Caroline Lucas calls for inquiry into 'immoral and unaccountable' undercover policing

  The rules governing undercover police infiltrators and informers have come under intense scrutiny after a Parliamentary debate highlighted allegations that an undercover policeman infiltrating the animal rights movement planted and detonated an incendiary device in a department store. Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate on 13 June, Brighton’s Green MP Caroline Lucas challenged the […]

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Caroline Lucas MP first to sign pledge to end cosmetic testing on animals

  Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, has signed the international petition for a global ban on the use of animals to test cosmetics at The Body Shop in Brighton. The global pledge to ban animal testing for cosmetics was launched by Cruelty Free International last week at more than 300 Body Shop stores in the UK. Cruelty Free International […]

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