HGP Greenvine - 3 July 2020

Hackney Green Party
Hello,

Tomorrow sees some more of the coronovirus restrictions coming to an end.

It's been difficult to make any sense of the Government's plan throughout this crisis but hopefully 🤞 this won't be too much of a Super Saturday 🍻and everyone will be able to stay safe and well 🙏. 

More next week

💚 Hackney Green Party
http://www.hackneygreens.org.uk/


Green Party News and Comment

Rakesh Prashara: The Jack Leslie Campaign
https://greensofcolour.greenparty.org.uk/2020/06/12/the-jack-leslie-campaign/

Molly Scott Cato: Hidden Covid-19 Data is Vote Leave Government's Political Weapon
https://bylinetimes.com/2020/07/02/hidden-covid-19-data-is-vote-leave-governments-political-weapon/

Caroline Lucas responds to Boris Johnson's infrastructure speech
https://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2020/06/30/green-party-mp-caroline-lucas-responds-to-boris-johnsons-infrastructure-speech/

Stop In With Sian - Episode 10 - Civil Rights, Policing, And Institutional Racism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruLox4OfFdk

Welcome To The Green Living Room: A hub for celebrating and sharing the expertise of the green party’s members and green projects, making our shared knowledge, understanding and advocacy accessible to those ready for radical change
https://livingroom.greenparty.org.uk/

Islington Greens: Holloway Prison Consultation - Not Good Enough
https://islington.greenparty.org.uk/news/2020/06/30/holloway-prison-consultation-not-good-enough/

Greens Around Europe

Greens triumph in second round of French local elections
https://greenworld.org.uk/article/greens-triumph-second-round-french-local-elections

France local elections: Green wave as environmentalists win key cities
https://www.euronews.com/2020/06/28/low-voter-turnout-in-second-round-of-french-municipal-elections

Ireland to form new government after Green party votes for coalition
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/26/irish-government-to-be-formed-after-greens-vote-yes-to-coalition

Opinioin: Ireland’s Greens have betrayed their voters and the planet
https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/irelands-greens-have-betrayed-their-voters-and-the-planet/

Leadership Elections

Green Party leadership elections heat up
http://bright-green.org/2020/06/28/green-party-leadership-elections-heat-up-uk-green-news-round-up-issue-65/

Full List of Candidates Announced
http://bright-green.org/2020/07/02/full-list-of-candidates-for-green-party-internal-elections-announced/

Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley face competition for Green party leadership
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/02/sian-berry-and-jonathan-bartley-face-competition-for-green-party-leadership


Reading Room

Lack of local Covid-19 testing data hinders UK’s outbreak response
https://www.ft.com/content/301c847c-a317-4950-a75b-8e66933d423a

British theatres need serious support, says actor turned MP
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/jun/28/coronavirus-british-theatres-need-serious-support-says-actor-turned-mp

Why Did the UK Have Such a Bad Covid-19 Epidemic?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000kfpy

Slow to lock down, slow to stop the spread – the charts that show the ineffectiveness of the UK’s Covid-19 response
https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/2020/07/slow-lock-down-slow-stop-spread-charts-show-ineffectiveness-uk-s-covid-19

US secures world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/30/us-buys-up-world-stock-of-key-covid-19-drug

Government tells councils to show more ambition with cycling plans
https://road.cc/content/news/govt-tells-councils-show-more-ambition-274925

Privacy is not the problem with the Apple-Google contact-tracing toolkit
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/01/apple-google-contact-tracing-app-tech-giant-digital-rights

Analysis about what is really causing slow building in the UK
https://twitter.com/PeteApps/status/1277912470968045570

German far right infiltrates green groups with call to protect the land
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/28/german-far-right-infiltrates-green-groups-with-call-to-protect-the-land

Fundraiser: Save Dalston Curve Garden
https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-dalston-curve-garden

Hackney Council seeks temporary drinking ban for London Fields
https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2020/07/02/hackney-council-temporary-drinking-ban-london-fields/

Hackney Empire needs your help
https://payitforward.london.gov.uk/save-hackney-empire-1

Fortnightly bin collections to go ahead as Conservatives threaten court action
https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2020/07/01/fortnightly-bin-collections-ahead-conservatives-threaten-court-action/

Revealed: raw sewage poured into Olympic Park wildlife haven
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/02/raw-sewage-olympic-park-wildlife-haven-wetlands-london-thames-water

Black child on London charity cycle ride injured during ‘aggressive’ arrest
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jun/28/black-teenager-on-family-cycle-ride-injured-during-aggressive-police-arrest

Hackney theatre group supports older residents with newly launched radio show
https://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/hackney-social-radio-show-launched-1-6722067

Six short films focus on the experiences of people who have migrated under the age of 18 from 1930 to the present day to East London – Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham
https://childmigrantstories.com/films/

Trailblazing Gardener Discovers How to Grow Vegetables in Winter
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/farmer-writes-guide-on-farming-vegetables-in-winter/

This summer London Art Week is launching a new online platform, LAW DIGITAL. Discover over 5,000 years of art from the world's leading pre-contemporary galleries
https://londonartweek.co.uk/


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 

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

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