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30 Apr 2016

Jafar Hassan explains why you should vote Green in the GLA election next week

This is what Jafar Hassan told the Harrow Times when asked why people should vote for him as the Green candidate for the Brent and Harrow constituency. LINK


Green Party candidate Jafar Hassan said:
"London is in an awful housing crisis and the Green Party are the only ones with a viable plan to support and protect renters, and ensure housing is genuinely affordable. 

"This city is becoming more expensive to live in, making it harder for communities to stick together, but also making it completely unfair for those travelling from the zones in Harrow and Brent. We are campaigning to introduce a flat fares system making it cheaper to travel if you're a part time worker or living in the outer parts of London. 

"Investment in cycling and speeding up the introduction of zero emissions taxis and buses. During the school rush on busy roads around Brent and Harrow it is a disgrace that children are being exposed to so much toxic air on a daily basis. I will be fighting for safer cycling routes and ensuring all of the bus routes in our boroughs are electric powered. 

"I've lived in north west London my whole life, I studied both my journalism degree and masters in politics in London. This city along with my upbringing has shaped who I am. My mum who came to this country from Iraq before even turning 20 raised my sister and I on her own. I learnt from her the importance of persevering through difficult times and never losing hope. I will fight to give London back to Londoners and give them the Green policies they want. 

"We absolutely need more Greens on the London Assembly. Your votes for the Green Party in London elections have ensured investment for Cycle Superhighway and Cycle Hire, helped create the London Living Wage Unit, meaning that 60,000 Londoners are now paid a Living Wage, and pushed new housing developments to have more affordable housing. If you only want to give us one vote make sure it is on the orange ballot paper, where if you vote Green, you get Green."

If you want more Green Assembly Members vote Green on the orange ballot paper


26 Apr 2016

Junior doctors' strike: The Green Party stands in solidarity with NHS staff

Junior doctors' strike: The Green Party stands in solidarity with NHS staff

Green Party press release
For immediate release – 26 April 2016
Junior doctors' strike: The Green Party stands in solidarity with NHS staff
* Natalie Bennett: 'The government must change the way it treats our NHS’
* Larry Sanders: 'Junior doctors are heroes in the fight for a high quality NHS' 
Speaking ahead of the planned junior doctors' strike, Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, said:
“It is sad that junior doctors have been forced to this point by the obstinate approach of the health secretary, whose flat-out refusal to drop his insistence on imposing a new contract has scuppered any possibility of meaningful talks with the British Medical Association.
“Industrial action is a last resort and I know from having spent time on the picket lines over recent months that junior doctors are taking this unprecedented action with a heavy heart.
“The government must change the way it treats our NHS and reopen negotiations with the junior doctors. A caring health secretary would negotiate with the junior doctors to produce an acceptable contract.
“Until then, I, and fellow Green Party members and supporters will continue to stand in solidarity with NHS staff as we fight for what’s right.”
Larry Sanders (1), the Green Party's Health and Social Care Spokesperson and the brother of US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, added:
“The Green Party supports the junior doctors’ strike because the new contract, if imposed, would have disastrous effects on patients and the NHS.
“We are pleased that medical risks will be minimised by the back-up of senior doctors.
“The junior doctors are heroes in the fight for a high quality NHS. They do not want to strike; their pride is in their work.
“Jeremy Hunt is attempting to force a contract on them which puts patients at risk and reduces their pay. If he succeeds he will drive devoted doctors from the NHS. We already have too few doctors, nurses and hospital beds, with £22 billion of further cuts in the pipe line. A victory for Hunt would be an important step towards a profit-based NHS.”
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Notes 

17 Apr 2016

Air pollution: Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April at 7.30pm in Kilburn.

Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April at 7.30pm in Kilburn. The meeting will discuss the current situation with air pollution, which is a serious health threat for Londoners and is a major problem in Brent part1: Introduction by Pan Laurence of Brent Friends of the Earth and reading of letter from Dawn Butler, M.P. for Brent Central url:https://youtu.be/ABRfXa7FqEE Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April in Kilburn. part 2 : Councillor Joel Davidson, Conservative candidate for Brent & Harrow in the London Assembly election url: https://youtu.be/Rot6my997s8 Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April in Kilburn. part 3: Councillor Navin Shah - Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow, Labour candidate for Brent & Harrow in the London Assembly election. url: https://youtu.be/dnkaPDOa64g Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April in Kilburn. part 4: Jafar Hassan Green Party candidate for Brent & Harrow in the London Assembly election url:https://youtu.be/_LIaFmVQPEA Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April in Kilburn.part 5: officers from Brent Air Quality Team url:https://youtu.be/G_dA5pUdniE Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April in Kilburn. part 6: Councillor Eleanor Southwood – Lead member for the Environment at Brent Council url: https://youtu.be/-qJjORg3vEA Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April in Kilburn.part 7: Olly Hayes -Campaigner from Friends of the Earth H.Q. url: https://youtu.be/I9GGfhWC5YY Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April in Kilburn. part 8: Questions and discussion first part url:https://youtu.be/sqFEEiPy-1o Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April in Kilburn. part 9: Questions and discussion 2 url:https://youtu.be/5zhrRuey4LE Brent Friends of the Earth public meeting on Tuesday 12th April in Kilburn. part 9: Questions and discussion 3 url:https://youtu.be/9nPCKHW5Xgk

16 Apr 2016

Join the Greens on today's march for health, homes, jobs and education


The Green Party will be supporting today's People's Assembly march for health, homes, jobs and education.They are in Bloc 11 towards the end of the march. Placards will be available shortly before 1pm at the assembly point in Gower Street, NW1 of Euston Road. Nearest Tubes Euston Square and Euston.

There will be a Green Party stall in Trafalgar Square at the end of the march where placards can be given back. It is likely to be on the Canada House side of the square.


12 Apr 2016

Join Exciting GOING BACKWARDS ON CLIMATE CHANGE MARCH down Whitehall on 8 May!



Dear Brent Greens,
I am writing to invite you to an exciting and innovative environmental event in central London onSunday 8 May.   The “Going Backwards” march will feature people proceeding en masse backwards down Whitehall to protest against the current administration’s woeful backtracking in virtually all areas of climate change and environmental policy during its first year in power.  Here is the link to the Facebook event page: 


If you could announce this event to your meetings and inform your members that would be great!  Meanwhile, sign up on Facebook and invite your Facebook friends! Tell everyone! Spread the news on social media! Hundreds are coming already but we want to turn this into thousands.


The event will be very dramatic as (as the march proceeds) a famous host will introduce a rolling series of street theatre performances to pinpoint the craven actions of one guilty government ministry after another.  These will highlight the administration’s attack on the clean renewable technologies of the future that can help save the planet and shame its support for the dirty old fossil fuels that are choking our one and only world.

There will be a demonstration against the Prime Minister’s backsliding on a third runway at Heathrow.
Finally, there will be a poignant protest against air pollution and the tragically large and unnecessary toll of lives it takes each year due to government inaction. 

Having highlighted the fatal and inefficient policies of the present, the event will end on an optimistic note as a range of speakers many of whom are pioneers in their field will show us how good the future can be if we reject backward and self-interested thinking and embrace a positive and dynamic agenda.

Yours,
John Hunter
Campaign against Climate Change

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  In addition, you can email Claire who is the Secretary of Campaign against Climate Change at any time at claire@campaigncc.org  or phone her at the CCC offices on 020 7833 9311 from Wednesday to Friday during office hours.

10 Apr 2016

Peter Murry is standing in Klburn by-election

Peter Murry will be standing in this Council by-election caused by the death of a Labour councillor.



PETER MURRY has been a Brent resident for over twenty years and during many of these he worked in Kilburn as a lecturer at the College of North West London. He worked for the College in Harlesden, Kilburn and South Kilburn, where he taught on Access and Information Technology courses.

He was an active Trade Unionist in the Universities & Colleges Union (UCU) and is currently the Green Party’s London Trade Union Liaison Officer.

He took early retirement from the College in 2006 for ill health reasons, partly because he suffers from arthritis, which has meant that he has been disabled for almost a decade. This has given him first hand experienced of the problems that disabled people are forced to cope with, especially those faced by people with impaired mobility in using public transport and gaining access to some buildings.

He is also an artist and member of Brent Artists’ Resource.

The key points that he is campaigning on are
  • ·       A cleaner greener Kilburn
  • ·       No more council cuts
  • ·       Defend trade union rights
  • ·       Campaign against climate change

He thinks that the environment and quality of life in London in general, and Brent in particular, need many improvements. More housing at prices that people with average and low incomes can really afford is urgently needed and Brent council should be working to provide this. Its “regeneration” schemes, such as the one on the South Kilburn estate, should produce homes for people not business opportunities for property profiteers. 

It should also take whatever steps it can to drastically reduce the air pollution that causes huge health problems in Kilburn.

As an Eco-socialist, Pete believes that ecological damage and the free market economic policies of British governments are the basic causes of problems such as these. These are not problems caused by local government, or the people of Kilburn, but they have to deal with the consequences.

Attacks on Trade Union rights, such as those currently planned by the government, just make workers into scapegoats for government mistakes.

Climate change needs to be stopped and the quality of life needs to be improved; even local councils can do their bit, instead of just making life worse by cutting services.

Brent Council needs an opposition voice. This is a task that the Green Party can do for the people of Kilburn.

NB: Articles citing the Green Party or its candidates are published by  Peter Murry pp  Martin Francis, Brent and Harrow Green Party Election Agent, on behalf of Jafar Hasan, Shahrar Ali, Brent Green Party and Harrow Green Party all c/o Brent Green Party 23 Saltcroft Close, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9JJ Also Peter Murry, Green candidate for Kilburn council by-election c/o same address.