HGP Greenvine - 31 July 2020

Hackney Green Party
Good morning and Eid Mubarak! ūüĖź

Welcome to another edition of the Hackney Green Party weekly newsletter. 

The Green Party has grassroots democracy at its heart ‚Äď and every two years our members have the chance to directly elect our leadership team and executive. Elections have now started for a new team and you can view hustings events and read about all our candidates below.

More next week

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http://www.hackneygreens.org.uk/

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Hackney Campaigns

Sistah Space - Update

The domestic violence charity Sistah Space continues to be in conflict with Hackney Council over their premises.

We are concerned about the stress that this issue has had on the organisation and its ability to support vulnerable women of African and Carribean heritage. 

We have expressed these concerns with another joint letter with the Womens Equality Party and Hackney LibDems which you can read here.
https://twitter.com/hackneygreens/status/1288398397939097605

And read more about it here:
https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2020/07/29/cross-party-made-safeguard-future-domestic-violence-charity-sistah-space/

A petition to extend their tenancy has been started here
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/extend-dv-specialist-sistah-space-s-hackney-tenancy-until-march-31st

Preventing a Climate and Ecological Catastrophe

We have posted a comprehensive list of actions that Hackeny Council must take to tackle the Climate Crisis, you can read the full list here.

Call for Cancellation of Covid Rent Arrears

We support London Renters Union and are calling for the cancellation of rent debt for Hackney’s 34,000 private renters, many of whom have gone into arrears with their landlord because of reduced incomes during the Covid-19 lockdown period.

Note, the eviction ban is due to be lifted on August 25.

https://www.hackneygreens.org.uk/cancel_covid_rent_arrears
https://londonrentersunion.org/cantpaywontpay/


Reading Room

Missing the carnival this year? - View it at home
https://www.lovehackney.uk/carnival

Richard Yeboah' research into the decline and regeneration of Hackney's post-war housing estates.
https://twitter.com/ricyeboah/status/1284832398891458561

Residents to get new decision-making powers in England cycling 'revolution'
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jul/27/residents-to-get-new-decision-making-powers-in-cycling-revolution

What the heroin industry can teach us about solar power
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53450688

France to ban heated terraces in cafes and bars
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53552526

Tech giants' shares soar as companies benefit from Covid-19 pandemic
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jul/30/amazon-apple-facebook-google-profits-earnings

The Price Of Potatoes And The Value Of Compassion. - Jack Monroe's response to Annunziata Rees-Mogg
https://cookingonabootstrap.com/2020/07/30/the-price-of-potatoes-and-the-value-of-compassion/

Second episode of Zip Over To Zack's 
https://www.facebook.com/LondonGreenParty/posts/3156948334387210

Si√Ęn Berry: London STILL losing youth services
https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/assembly/sin-berry/london-still-losing-youth-services

Natalie Bennett:¬†Immigration Bill a ‚Äėtragedy‚Äô
https://greenworld.org.uk/article/immigration-bill-tragedy

Amelia Womack: Why we need to keep talking about Brexit
https://greenworld.org.uk/article/why-we-need-keep-talking-about-brexit

Natalie Bennett shares her thoughts on how participatory democracy can empower citizens, build trust in Government (at all levels) and enable ‚Äėwell-being economies‚Äô‚Ā£ to develop.
https://livingroom.greenparty.org.uk/give-green/

Climate crisis exerting increasing impact on UK, says Met Office
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/31/climate-crisis-exerting-increasing-impact-on-uk-says-met-office

A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything.The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/climate/bangladesh-floods.html

The Worst Answer to Climate Anxiety: Wellness
https://newrepublic.com/article/158621/worst-answer-climate-anxiety-wellness

Who will hold the police to account for racist acts that criminalise a community?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/30/police-racist-criminalise-communities-stop-and-search

Museum of the Home’s decision to keep Robert Geffrye statue sees swift backlash
https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2020/07/29/museum-homes-decision-robert-geffrye-statue-swift-backlash/

'Tone-deaf' ministers reject BAME review of English curriculum
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jul/30/exclusive-tone-deaf-ministers-reject-bame-review-of-english-curriculum

Until Black Women Are Free, None Of Us Will Be Free
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/until-black-women-are-free-none-of-us-will-be-free


Green Party Internal Elections

The Green Party has grassroots democracy at its heart ‚Äď and every two years our members have the chance to directly elect our leadership team and executive.

This page contains all the information you need to take part in the Green Party Leadership & Executive elections 2018. It will be updated throughout the elections period.
https://campaigns.greenparty.org.uk/executive-elections-2018/

Green Party internal elections candidates announced
https://greenworld.org.uk/article/green-party-internal-elections-candidates-announced

Greens of Colour in Green Party Internal Elections
https://greensofcolour.greenparty.org.uk/2020/07/13/greens-of-colour-stand-in-green-party-internal-elections/

Interviews with many of the candidates for different positions can be found here
http://bright-green.org/category/greenparties/

Hustings Events

London Green Party - Leadership Hustings
https://www.facebook.com/LondonGreenParty/videos/590932871785835

London Green Party - Executive Debate
https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=3111603218923093&ref=watch_permalink

LGBTIQA+ Greens - Leadership Hustingshttps://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2635577910090739&ref=watch_permalink

Young Greens - Leadership Hustings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?edufilter=NULL&v=5e6C81Om75g

Tonight: 31 July House of Lords 8pm- Young Greens
https://actionnetwork.org/events/young-greens-hustings-3-house-of-lords-list-candidates


Could You Be A Green Party Candidate?

In 2022, Hackney and other London boroughs will get their chance to refresh their council and vote for Greens to represent them.

Later this year we will be selecting our candidates for these council elections.

If you think you may be interested in this demanding but rewarding role then we strongly encourage you to attend one of the events below.

If you want to find out more about being a Hackney Green Party candidate then we would be very happy to hear from you so get in touch.

You may also be interested in the following event

Tuesday August 4th, 6:30pm
Be a Councillor (Session for those identifying as women/non-binary)
In this session, we’ll hear from Green Councillors including Cllr Natalie McVey on what it’s like to be a Councillor, what sort of skills it requires, and the change you can make as a Green politician.
Sign up here


Covid-19 Info, Advice & Support

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We've put our help and advice sections on our website now for easy access whenever you need them.

Donations and Help Wanted
Local organisations that need money and support, plus volunteer opportunities.

Supporting Local Business
No need to shop in supermarkets or with Amazon please support local businesses 

Local Support in Hackney
Mutual aid and neighbourhood groups information.

General Advice Pages 
For artists, local businesses, the self employed, renters, how to claim grants, protect your rights etc. Government advice and virus mythbusting

Organisations Offering Support 
Get the help you need here in Hackney

Self Care and Mental Health
Advice on how to look after yourself and others

Activities for Isolation
Highlights from our weekly round up of activities you can do online.

Advice and links is updated regularly and often, so always worth a look, full page here
https://www.hackneygreens.org.uk/covid19_coronavirus_support_listings


And finally..

Hackney Green Party members are hard at work all year round - campaigning on local issues, sweating over press releases, delivering leaflets and canvassing for support in forthcoming elections.

We would love for you to help us make a difference either by coming to one of the events above or by simply donating here.

https://www.hackneygreens.org.uk/donate

If you have any feedback on this newsletter or suggestions for items to include next week then email Graham Woodruff at graham@claymallet.net 

Deadline for content for the Friday email is Thursday 1pm, only Hackney Green Party items will definitely be listed, others may be if they fit our values and there is enough time and space to add them.

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