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Extinction Rebellion letter to Graham Kellas

October 2019

Lana, a Sheffield Extinction Rebellion rebel arrested whilst protesting at the Government Oil & Gas Fiscal Summit, has written a letter to the organiser - who attended the same school, 30 years before her.Read the letter at Extinction Rebellion Sheffieldâ€...

ACORN statement in support of the Kurdish people

October 2019

The campaigning union ACORN has has issued a statement of support of the Kurdish people and the Rojava Revolution in Syria, currently under attack by the Turkish army after Donald Trump’s sudden withdrawal announcement. Turkey is the second largest force...

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13th June 2019

Course: "How Local Councils Work"

Jun-Jul 2019, WEA Sheffield Learning Centre, 3 Vicarage Rd. Attercliffe S9 3RH

A 5-session course of 2-hour talks. Councils are struggling to make ends meet. How they make decisions is sometimes not clear. Local Councils can seem daunting and difficult to deal with yet are a huge part of our lives. This course will help you find out how your Council makes decisions and, importantly, will give you the basics on how to affect those decisions.

Run by Nigel Slack, a Sheffield citizen activist. No pre-reading or pre-course work is required. No skills or experience needed, this course is for beginners. Bring materials for note taking if you wish.

It runs on both days from 2pm. Organised by the WEA (Workers Educational Association), booking below.

Tuesday booking (4th June 2019 - 2nd July 2019, 2pm)

Thursday booking (6th June 2019 - 4th July 2019, 2pm)

Extinction Rebellion Clean Air Day

Thu 20 Jun 2019, 4.30-7.30pm, roadsides near the train station

Extinction Rebellion Sheffield will line the roadsides near the railway station wearing masks, and inviting supporters and other people to engage in conversations about air pollution. This marks Clean Air Day with a call for the urgent needed to change the way we live.

Time has almost run out to address the ecological crisis; we face mass species extinction, severe climate change, and collapse of human societies and deaths on a large scale. Sheffield’s toxic nitrogen dioxide pollution on main roads is at environmental and health crisis levels, and this is due to due to the use of cars. Our lungs are being poisoned, children and adults are struggling to breathe. Peaceful civil disobedience is called for.

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