New year thoughts

I have been trying to find positive ways to respond to recent world events, including electoral victories for the forces of division, hate and corporate greed. We humans seem to have a built-in imperative to protect ourselves and our own kind, and that selfishness unfortunately appears to be the main factor driving the move backwards… Read More »

Progressive alliance for Richmond

I just signed a petition for an alliance of progressive parties for the Richmond Park by-election and wanted to ask if you could add your name too. This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and… Read More »

Witney by-election next week

There’s an opportunity NOW to show that we’re serious about building progressive alliances to fight for an open, tolerant Britain with a democratic system that works for the people and the planet. Please sign the petition asking progressive candidates to stand down and support a single alliance candidate in the by-election on 20 October: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/witney… Read More »

Adopt Proportional Representation for UK General Elections

I need your help to get PR tabled for debate in the House of Commons. To make this happen, please sign the new, official Parliamentary petition calling for Proportional Representation: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/168657 Thank you! via http://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/

We need proportional representation

Here’s a letter I wrote to my MP, and suggest you do something similar. More info is available from http://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk. Dear Mr Dowd, Good to meet you last Wednesday. I write regarding the Ten Minute Rule bill on Proportional Representation that Caroline Lucas is bringing forward next Wednesday 20 July, and urge you to add… Read More »

Save Europe’s last primeval forest

Please sign this petition to tell the Polish government to stop the logging and destruction of the last old forest in Europe: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/bialowieza_forest_11/?tRNVcab

Building an online resource

Since attending the Post-Brexit Alliance Building meeting on 5 July I’ve been thinking about what I could do to get such an alliance off the ground. I realised that I could help to set up a platform where those of us on the left-of-centre can share ideas about how we can make this actually come… Read More »

Call for a snap general election

UK voters: please sign this petition for an early general election following the vote to leave the EU: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/133548 Thank you!

Prosecute Tony Blair

Let’s not let him get away with bowing to pressure from George W. Bush and launching an unnecessary war against Iraq. Take action via rootsaction.org