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Request for donated bikes

Asylum seekers get very little money (approx. £5 a day) to live on. Bus fares to school, shops, English classes, appointments, social contact, etc can take most of that. COMAC volunteers restore donated bikes to full working order to industry standard, fit lights and locks, then donate them to asylum seekers along with a helmet and a hi-viz jacket. They…
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Co-operatives for Climate Action video now online

Co-operative College marked International Day of Co-operatives this year with a special webinar on climate action. Led by Ruth Hayward, an environmental educator, researcher and organiser, the webinar explored the reasons why co-operatives should engage in climate education and how taking climate action can have a positive impact on their local communities. If you weren’t able to join in this,…
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Extinction Rebellion's new must-see booklet

With Covid-19 dominating the news, the oil industry would like governments to forget the climate emergency. Extinction Rebellion has produced an excellent booklet to help people to ‘follow the science’ on climate change, Science, Demands, Politics – an XR Primer. It is 16 pages, easy to read, and available as a free PDF download.  
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George Monbiot on the Covid-19 crisis

Writer and activist George Monbiot spoke last month in Sheffield’s Festival of Debate about the effect of the Covid-19 crisis on our society, and the systemic change we need to be able to respond to it. A video of this is now online, lasting approx 1 hour, at this YouTube link.
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Beautiful Loxley Valley in danger

An appeal has gone out opposing a planning application for 300 new homes in the beautiful Loxley Valley, in Sheffield. Please follow the links below and circulate to anyone else who may be willing to do the same because the Council gave just 2 weeks (18th May-1st June) for comments but following publicity the deadline for objections has been extended…
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Sheffield teachers want school safety first

The Sheffield National Education Union (NEU) is calling for schools to stay closed until Coronavirus is more clearly under control, and government measures are improved. The NEU wants Sheffield Council to follow cities like Liverpool and refuse to re-open schools. Watch a Sheffield Live! report by Azz Mohammed here (5 min. video clip).
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