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City could become a ‘frack free zone’

26th October 2012 | Comments Off on 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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Brighton and Hove Pride: Greens to celebrate United Colours of Pride

29th August 2012 | Comments Off on Brighton and Hove Pride: Greens to celebrate United Colours of Pride

  Updated pic: 2012 Green float at Brighton and Hove Pride parade with DJ Agent T and funk soul singer Matty Eeles  Greens are pulling out all the stops this year to showcase their support for the lesbian, gay, bi and trans community in the city at Brighton and Hove Pride this Saturday, 1 September. […]

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

14th August 2012 | Comments Off on 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 request inquiry into equal marriage vote

24th July 2012 | Comments Off on Green councillors request inquiry into equal marriage vote

  After a meeting of the Green Group of Councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council last night (Monday 23 July, 2012), deputy convenor Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty said, “Following the recent vote by Councillor Christina Summers on equal marriage [at a session of Brighton & Hove City Council], Green councillors met on Monday evening […]

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

19th July 2012 | Comments Off on 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

5th July 2012 | Comments Off on 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

21st June 2012 | Comments Off on 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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The Green Party urge the government not to buckle to pressure on civil marriage

14th June 2012 | Comments Off on The Green Party urge the government not to buckle to pressure on civil marriage

  Brighton and Hove Greens proud to continue to support equal marriage The Green Party at all levels of government- local, national and European- is showing its full support for the rights of same-sex couples to marry as the government closes its consultation. (1) The Green Party has the longest support for equal marriage of […]

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

13th June 2012 | Comments Off on 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

30th May 2012 | Comments Off on 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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