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Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada are using donations and tax revenue to post negative, misleading attack ads. These ads are pervasive in all forms of the media including TV, internet and radio. They even take place outside of election periods.
Rather than promoting a positive agenda, they make fun in a derisive and false way their opponents. This should stop now as Canada and Canadians should and do hold themselves to a higher standard.
Elderly residents of The Glebe Sheltered Housing, which is at the top of Prentis Road in Streatham, SW16 face being evicted from their homes.
Lambeth Council is proposing to move the residents out of their homes in order to knock The Glebe down and redevelop it as an ‘Extra Care’ scheme ( http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/9FB23E00-1C73-4FAF-B735-CAB451284E06/0/Summary.pdf ).
This is something that the residents of the Glebe are unanimously opposed to.
Under the Council’s proposals the 60 residents - some of whom are terminally ill - would be split up and placed in accommodation outside Streatham. Many have lived there for over a decade. One has been there since it was built 34 years ago.
The residents say they are very happy with the standard of the accommodation. Many have invested their own time and money in the maintenance of The Glebe. They say what they value above everything else is the community there, where they look after and support one other. They highlight that it is a well run scheme which enables the residents to have independence and privacy. It is close to local shops, transport and other amenities such as doctors, dentists and chemists which are all very important to them.
Many also point out that moving them to alternative accommodation at their stage in life, particularly given many of their health concerns, would also have very serious consequences.
Lambeth’s road casualty figures are some of the highest in the UK. Of all the 32 boroughs in London only Westminster and Barnet have more casualties on the roads. Lambeth has the second highest casualty rate in London for both pedestrians and cyclists. (See: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/Cycling/casualties-in-greater-london-2010.pdf ) A third of the worst spots for collisions involving cyclists in London, are found in Lambeth ( http://lambethgreennews.blogspot.com/2011/10/lambeth-and-southwark-account-for-half.html )
A study conducted at monitoring sites across the capital in 2009 showed roads in Lambeth were among those to exceed recommended levels of nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas that can cause health problems. Brixton Road, Christchurch Road in Tulse Hill, the Bondway Interchange in Vauxhall and Streatham High Road all had levels above the recommended limits.
20 mph speed limits have been proven by several studies to significantly reduce road accidents. They also encourage cycling and walking, reduce carbon emissions by helping the flow of traffic and improve air quality. Slower speeds also promote social inclusion and access to transport, particularly for those with mobility, vision and hearing impairments.
Already 7m residents in the UK live in towns which are adopting or have adopted this policy. It is time that Lambeth did too. (For more information see here: http://www.20splentyforus.org.uk/ )
Join the call for a health care solution!
Ontario’s Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs) -- similar health centres that are focused on health and health care for Aboriginal community members -- are among the greatest success stories of our provincial health system.
CHCs and AHACs are the only primary health care model that combines team-based primary care delivered by physicians, nurses, dietitians, counselors and other providers, with health promotion and community development services.
They are also unique because they focus on the "social determinants of health", acting as leaders in tackling the root causes of illness, and working to keep individuals, families and communities healthy in the first place.
Unfortunately, only 4 percent of Ontarians currently have access to a Community Health Centre or an Aboriginal Health Access Centre. An expansion of access to CHCs and AHACs in Ontario will mean accessible, high-quality, preventive health care for more Ontarians. It will also result in healthier communities and a more effective and sustainable provincial health system for all Ontarians!
Islington’s first Green Councillor, Katie Dawson, successfully secured cross-party commitment for a 20 mph limit on all the borough’s residential streets.
Islington Green Party is now calling for this to be extended to the borough’s main roads too.
The benefits of 20 mph limits should not be confined to those who live on the quiet side roads. Many Islington residents live, shop, work and travel to school along our main roads.
Extending the limit would make it easier to cross the roads and encourage more people to visit local shops. The safety benefits are well established: if you are hit by a car at 35 mph your chance of survival is 50%. If you are hit by a car at 20 mph your chance of survival leaps to 97%.
Islington is a borough with very limited green space, so it is critical our streets are designed for people and not just as corridors for moving vehicles. 20 mph limits on our main roads would help achieve this by:
• reducing the risk and severity of collisions
• improving accessibility for older people
• making our streets more sociable
• improving health by reducing air pollution
• smoothing traffic flow by reducing bunching at junctions
• reducing noise by minimising acceleration and deceleration
Many residents, including drivers, have told us they’d welcome the benefits of a default 20 mph limit on our main roads. If you feel the same and want to see 20 mph limits on New North Road and Essex Road, please sign our petition and send a strong message to Islington Council and Transport for London that Islington’s residents want and deserve roads that are safer, calmer and less polluted.
[When signing the petition, please note that it is optional to give your address & postcode. They will NOT be publicly displayed, but would add weight to the petition particularly with the council.]
6. Save the NHS
HELP US SAVE THE NHS!
We believe the coalition government's NHS changes will significantly damage healthcare in this country. Specifically, they're cutting NHS funding - you may have heard the recent announcement about ward closures at the Hallamshire hospital. Also, they're pushing a new NHS Bill through parliament. If this becomes law, private companies will almost certainly be increasingly involved in healthcare. This may mean a greater risk that other NHS services and hospitals will close. If enough people object to the government's proposals, we can persuade them to change their minds.
Please sign this petition now; and ask your friends and family to do so. In a few weeks time, we will send the petition (with the list of people who have signed it) to Andrew Lansley, the government health minister, urging him to take note of the points below. We'll also send a copy to Nick Clegg, the Sheffield MP and leader of the Lib Dems.
If you want to find out more or get involved in our NHS campaign, please e-mail email@example.com or phone 07842 374392.
Thanks very much
Sheffield Green Party
Elizabeth May has been excluded from the upcoming Federal leadership debate, largely because there is no representative in the House of Commons.
This is despite the fact that almost 1 in 10 Canadians voted for a representative of the Green Party in the last election.
The Green Party think that they should be included in the Scottish Leaders debate. They have only two MSPs which by anyone’s standards makes them a fringe party in Scottish Politics. If the Greens are included in this debate then the Leaders debate would have to include other fringe parties such as the SSP, Solidarity, UKIP, Respect or even the BNP.
Say no to this dangerous precedent that the Green Party in Scotland are trying to set. No one wants to see parties like the BNP on the leaders debate but this could happy if the fringe Green Party get their way.
WRKO-AM 680, "Boston's Talk Station", will be broadcasting a live, in-studio debate between Governor Deval Patrick and GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker. Independent candidate Tim Cahill was invited to participate, but has not currently agreed to participate. This live debate will take place on Wednesday, June 16th, from 7-8am, on the "Tom and Todd" show, followed by an hour of analysis of the debate by hosts Tom Finneran and Todd Feinburg.
This WRKO debate is sponsored by the SBLI insurance company, Weichert Realtors, and a lobbying coalition called the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition.
There are 4 viable candidates for governor of Massachusetts in 2010, and WRKO and "Tom and Todd" have decided to invite 3 of them for a debate. As the first broadcast debate of this election, it is highly objectionable and suspicious that this corporate-funded debate is excluding the one candidate who refuses money from corporate lobbyists and from corporate executives who hire lobbyists.
Democracy requires that voters have access to all the information and ideas that would make for an informed decision. Excluding candidates on the basis of their ideas, or the size of their campaign warchest, is an attack on democracy itself. Since Stein's poll numbers jumped from 3% to 8% after the invitation went out to Patrick, Baker, and Cahill, and she now trails Cahill by just 6 percentage points, shutting out her voice is inexcusable.
The SNP government have proposed a bill for a referendum on the constitutional future of Scotland. If the bill is passed The Scottish people will be given a choice of...
- Full Independence;
- No Change;
- Full Devolution.
In 2008-9 141 people were killed or seriously injured on roads in the city. Thirteen of these were children.
It is now widely recognised that the most effective measure that can be taken to lower the number of serious road casualties is to reduce traffic speed 
Many towns and cities across the country have already decided to set speed limits at 20mph across large urban areas. These include: Glasgow, Portsmouth, Leicester, Norwich and Bristol.
Many residents and community groups throughout the city have called for traffic speed reductions on their local roads. Alas their calls usually go unanswered unless there is a history of casualties at the site. Too often a case of too little too late.
Additional benefits of reduced traffic speed include:
1. Reduced emissions and improved traffic flow – as proven by research in Germany where 30kph (19mph) speed limits have long been commonplace. 
2. Improved sociability - recent research in Bristol found that relationships between residents increased and improved on streets with lower traffic speed. .
3. Safer conditions for walking and cycling
 someone struck by a car at 35mph has a 50% chance of survival. At 20mph this increase to 97%. www.rospa.com/roadsafety/advice/driving/speed_policy.htm
 Dr Carmen Hass-Klau. An illustrated Guide to Traffic Calming p3.
 Joshua Hart (2008). Driven to Excess. www.driventoexcess.org
 As defined in the Road Traffic Regulation Act (1984) as streets with streetlamps no more than 183 metres apart.
WHEREAS, the Green Party of Nova Scotia, by virtue of its own ethical non-performance and financial mismanagement of public funds as made evident by media reports during the recent, Nova Scotia provincial election, has surrendered the public trust and respect of Nova Scotian citizens and taxpayers, and
WHEREAS, the Leadership Bid of Sebastian Ronin for the Green Party of Nova Scotia addresses these public liabilities and the related moral bankruptcy of Nova Scotian taxpayers’ support,
Unlike Sutton, Lewisham and Lambeth Councils, Croydon Council has yet to announce any decision on whether they intend to "opt in" to the Sustainable Communities Act.
Doing so would allow local communities to decide how best to spend money earmarked for sustainability, rather than trusting central government or quangos to have our best interests at heart.
Opting in would give the Council the power to vary business rates, thereby allowing them to help local businesses (such as lowering rates for small businesses and increasing them for big supermarkets; thus helping to offset the unfair advantage these giants gain from offering free parking when local businesses cannot).
Failing to opt in would deprive local communities of a vital voice in their sustainable future and would represent a betrayal of local businesses, local people and local democracy.
The Tory Council have suggested they are fighting for local business. If they are serious, they should stop wasting time and opt in immediately.
Inspired by the recent introduction of 20 mph speed limits across Portsmouth
and the actions of the Oxford and Reading Green Party Green Party
Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury, Adrian Hollister, said:
"By allowing communities to introduce their own 20mph speed limit on their
roads, we would be clearly define areas within our communities that our
residential areas are not designed for high speed motoring, short cuts or
"Reducing this speed not only improves safety it also allows eye contact
between drivers and residence which helps to further discourage anti-social
"I would also like to see the option for residence to change their road priority
from 'the car is king' to one where pedestrians and cyclists have priority over
Newbury Green Party are conducting a petition for the introduction of 20 mph
speed limits in residential areas where communities support them (2).
For more information please contact Adrian Hollister on 01488 640015.
Facts you need to know:
1. When hit by a car at 40 mph your chance of being killed is 90%, at 30 mph
this drops to 20% and at 20 mph it drops again to just 5%.
2. The text of the petition reads: We the undersigned believe everyone has the
right to a safe community. To make ours safer we demand that West Berkshire
Council introduces a 20mph speed limit in our road and every road where the
community wants it.
This petition is to ask Bertie Ahern to refuse his €310,000 salary on the grounds that he doesn't deserve it.
Cynthia McKinney made a statement that after much consideration that she is not going to run in the Green Party California Primary in February 2008.
This is a petition get her to reconsider.