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by Lloyd on 28.11.11

General Strike of 30th November 2011

Download the Chair's letter to members about the General Strike 30-11-11 Dear members and supporters, We write to you in the week of the largest strikes that the UK has seen for many years, which are planned to take place on Wednesday 30th November. While these events in the last year have become...

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by Lloyd on 02.07.11

June 30th: strikes an opportunity for progressive education

Dear members and supporters, We write to you a week before the largest strikes that the UK has seen for many years, which are planned to take place on Thursday 30th June (next week). Thousands of school and college students are expected to be either given the day off school or to refuse to cross...

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by Lloyd on 22.03.11

The UK Spring?

As spring approaches walks, camps and outdoor activities becomes more of a staple of weekly group life. This week saw the meeting of our Joint Centre Committee, which brings our centres and campsites together. The vision coming out of the meeting seems exciting, looking at how we can work to make...

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by Lloyd on 28.02.11

Social Change – but what kind of education?

Sometimes things never seem to change for the better and then (just like buses) it all comes at once. In less than two months we have seen social and political changes across the Middle East and North Africa, as we never thought we would. Social change and social movements are all around us,...

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by Lloyd on 18.01.11

General Council – Committed to growth and political action.

As we enter a new year I think many of us will find ourselves battling the same challenges as last year. Our government continues to make life difficult for many families; removing public services and threatening peoples jobs. As young people resolve to go out and shout about the kind of...

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by Lloyd on 22.11.10

WOODCRAFT FOLK SUPPORTS STUDENTS WALKOUT

Dear Editor, It is not only the current generation of students who will be hit by cuts to EMA and the increase in tuition fees. As an organisation of children and young people, many of whom are disenfranchised by their age, the Woodcraft Folk, will be supporting those who choose to take...

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by Lloyd on 13.11.10

A new website, now lets grow!

As November passes, the exciting, and long awaited news of our new website has arrived and its launch has been completed. While there’s still a lot of work to do, getting all the information up there, this website, should be the place for you to find out everything Woodcraft. From renewing your...

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by Lloyd on 16.10.10

Forming, storming and performing – View from the Chair.

At this time in the year most groups will have been meeting for over a month and whether they are groups with whole new cohorts or just young people come back after life changing summer camps and exchanges the group dynamics can often be very different than before. However you facilitate the...

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by Lloyd on 13.09.10

The World Youth Conference – Review and reflection, were do we take it now?

by Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Chair, Woodcraft Folk part of International Falcon Movement – Socialist Education International Introduction The World Youth Conference was meant to be a follow on from 12 years ago and the last conference on youth held in Lisbon, moving the agenda forward and building on...

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by Lloyd on 28.08.10

Reflecting on the World Youth Confernce

Well what a week - we embarked on the first World Youth Conference for 12 years and while what may have come out be disappointing we have learnt a lot and must now build on the positive lessons. You can read the governmental and NGO declaration here http://www.youth2010.org/portal/ A quick skim...

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by Lloyd on 28.08.10

Say it Aloud! Day:5 // Post-Conference chit chat

Say it Aloud! Day:5 // Post-Conference chit chat from European Youth Forum on Vimeo. In this video, I am still recovering from the shock of agreeing anything. I think that we are far to positive about the whole process an the outcome which puts us backward on many points not forward. Anyway still...

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by Lloyd on 27.08.10

Twitter Archive from World Youth Conference

# Arguing about abortion - I called the polish delegate a fundamentalist and that we would win with the majority with or without him. #WYC about 17 hours ago via web # Micheloco #WYC WAS Amazing !!!! :D about 18 hours ago via web Retweeted by you and 1 other * Retweeted (Undo) #...

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by Lloyd on 27.08.10

The Final Declaration

This morning the "final draft" of the declaration we are now discussing it - on the floor but there has been no Spanish or French versions presented and some delegates are a bit annoyed at this. The governments are demanding 30 minutes to read the document so that we can approve it but the chair...

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by Lloyd on 27.08.10

The final push though the night drafting – what will it come to?

Well the time has come for the final push - so I went along to the Western European Governments meeting to see how we can move along. The final draft (still to be agreed with minor amendments) was presented and we went line by line. What is clear is that the governments are as pissed off at the...

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by Lloyd on 26.08.10

Present your statment to legislators – get lost!

The scandal of the NGO statement and young people voice being repressed unravelled further today at the World Youth Congress. The Organisation of Ibero-American government had agreed to sponsor and pay for the travel and accommodation of a delegation of young people to travel to Mexico city to...

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by Lloyd on 26.08.10

Will the person with the final NGO decleration please stand up.

Well what a cock up - when presenting the final NGO deceleration they have forgot to add all the amendments that were agreed! Instead they presented a mix of the old and new one. When this was realised, and after another night re-drafting the final documents are finally available and can be...

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by Lloyd on 26.08.10

Goverments Foum opens and it all heats up!

Well after the first day of the Governmental Forum things have been a bit rocky but with some successes. The Government forum opened up with a fan fare of video and media - very inexpressive a good looking TV presenter introduced this in an over excited way and the forum was started. While...

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by Lloyd on 26.08.10

Say it Aloud! Day:3 // Turn up Youth Rights.

Say it Aloud! Day:3 // Turn up Youth Rights. from European Youth Forum on...

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by Lloyd on 25.08.10

Say it Aloud! Day:2 // (Youth) MDGs?

Say it Aloud! Day:2 // (Youth) MDGs? from European Youth Forum on

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