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by Lloyd on 22.10.09

BNP on question time

The argument that the BNP are a legal party is a pretty dubious one as Bruno said. They are banned in the Police force, the Prison Service and a number of other professions. This is not a "legal party" in that scene that is should be treated as other parties. In the latest court case the BNP were...

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by Lloyd on 16.10.09

As October roles on… …thoughts on our world and our work

As October rushes by, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Chair of General Council, pauses to think about black history, war, refugees and the campaigns that make Woodcraft relevant.Black History MonthAs October roles on so do the exciting activities of our movement. Many of our groups have been celebrating and...

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by Lloyd on 12.10.09

Communication – the fourth ear

At that last session we looked and talked about active listing.The two exercises were basic and very similar. One was to divide in to pairs and we talked about a dilemma. Each of us had to listen and refrain from judging and giving advice.We asked ourselves questions such as: How was it? How was...

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by Lloyd on 09.10.09

Nobel Peace Prize

Just a quick note about the Nobel Peace Prize. Today they announced that the winner for the 2009 prize will be Barack Obama a president of the USA who has been in post for less than a year and was only in office for two months before he was nominated.This is an interesting choice for the Nobel...

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by Lloyd on 09.10.09

Nobel Peace Prize

Just a quick note about the Nobel Peace Prize. Today they announced that the winner for the 2009 prize will be Barack Obama a president of the USA who has been in post for less than a year and was only in office for two months before he was nominated.This is an interesting choice for the Nobel...

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by Lloyd on 08.10.09

A Second Week

Well what happened to the first (need to catch up)!In these blogs I intend to outline the structure of the sessions. Comment on the methods used and hopefully include some theoretical readings or thoughts about the inputs and other topics that come out though either the course and my every day...

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by Lloyd on 10.07.09

Treehouse Café

Im a director of the treehouse cafe, over the next few weeks for the summer we will be showing films and events: here's the message about it all:Exciting summer plans for the Treeehouse as of Monday 13th...... as of next Monday the cafe will be closed until reopening in lateSeptember.DON'T WORRY...

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by Lloyd on 15.06.09

Solidarity for Justice for SOAS Cleaners- Stop Deportations, occupation.

Dear students, and staff of SOAS,Today the University of Bradford Union meet to discuss the deportations of cleaners at the School of African and Oriental Studies, London. We want to send our solidarity greeting to you.We were both shocked and appalled to hear last week that the University had been...

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by Lloyd on 10.06.09

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by Lloyd on 29.04.09

Queer Easter – has 10 years of being Queer been so great?

This year was my 5th Queer Easter as we celebrated 10 years of a Queer seminar that may not be so queer but act as a critical friend to Queer.I don't mean that the seminar has been swamped by straight people (dread the thought!). I think (although not around) that 10 years ago when Queer Easter was...

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by Lloyd on 26.03.09

A march for Free Education but NUS fails to step forward

On a cold February morning about 60 students from Bradford set off to London to make their mark in the start of the free education ahead of the government review on University fees.With mounting evidence that graduates will not earn significantly higher than non-graduates the reasons for going to...

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by Lloyd on 26.03.09

Bradford hosts: War-refusers – the other Israel

On Monday 9th March about 40 Students gathered to hear Tamar Katz talk about her experiences being jailed for refusing to fight in the Israeli army. Tamar, a high school student, was drafted in to the army but told her story about how a group of school students and her joined a small but growing...

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by Lloyd on 20.02.09

Join the fight for Free Education

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by Lloyd on 07.02.09

Stop the War meeting and Occupations

Over the last few weeks, and going in to months now occupations about Gaza have been happening up and down the country. This amazing act of solidarity has seen almost 20 Universities occupied from Scotland to Brighton even spreading to New York.The movement needed to come together - share ideas,...

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by Lloyd on 30.01.09

Songs for Palestine

Last night I want to the Topic Folk Club, the oldest surviving folk club in the world. It was a great night, as always, and enjoyable. I would recommend that anyone around on a Thursday head off to the IDL - Bradford Irish Club and enjoy the night.At the night, John Waller sang a song in the...

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by Lloyd on 28.01.09

Bradford Students sit in for Gaza

Yesterday after a peaceful demonstration outside the library and a walk to the Vice Chancellors office just under 100 students (see in the photo on the right) decided to occupy the University Boardroom.This action was taken by the students after they felt that the University had not fulfilled the...

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by Lloyd on 27.01.09

THE OCCUPATION IS IN FULL SWING

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by Lloyd on 07.01.09

The end of the Berlin – London night train connection

I have been a regular traveller London to Berlin (via Brussels) night service. Leaving London on the last Eurostar to Brussels one was able to step straight on to the sleeper service and wake up in Berlin in time for a days work/rest/or play.The service was axed at the end of this year meaning that...

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by Lloyd on 05.01.09

Freedom next time revealing a global “double speak”

I have just finished reading "Freedom - next time" by John Pilger, in this book he reviles the global lies that the media have told and the cover ups - started by government agencies and reviled by noble whistle blowers, court actions and other leaks.The war with Gaza started and while I was...

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by Lloyd on 16.11.08

A habit to kick!

As a delegate gets up and gives an impassioned speech to vote for hope not hate, to vote for the best not the easiest to vote individually and not for the “agreed list” the General Assembly applauded. Not 300 meters away some people are hatching a plan – votes where being calculated,...

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