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Japortation: threatening lives, damaging responsibilities.

Written By Rosey Thomas Palmer Japortation is implementation of the UK Home Office’s “hostile environment” directed against Jamaican nationals who have been identified as illegal immigrants. It involves holding them without warning in detention centres, flying them to Jamaica and delivering them to the custody of the Jamaican Defence Force pending contact with their wider […]

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Enabled

Written By Rosey Thomas Palmer Thanks to Dzaier, our GP Disabilities’ group chair, the Greens of Colour is glad to introduce the Disabilities Union, a new source of activism to improve social conditions across the whole range of disabilities. The Disabilities Union was founded and is being run by an energetic and diverse group in […]

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International Update

Written By Claudine Letsae International Co-ordinator Green Party England and Wales It is truly a privilege to serve the membership as an International Coordinator and to highlight the Global South issues. Building on the good work that have already been undertaken by my predecessors, I aim to strongly advance the way we engage with the […]

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Ecoexperience in Inner London

Written By Rosey Thomas Palmer Contacted after an interview on BBC radio, a lead worker in an urban stables, Naomi Howgate, shows how London youth can enjoy a pastime that is usually associated with a rural childhood Naomi writes that Ebony Horse Club “aims to raise aspirations and life skills of young people through horses, […]

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Britain’s loss: World’s gain

An actor’s life story through his parents’ Eyes Written By Rosey Thomas Palmer Kofi was baptised Nevill and registered in his father’s name of Stephenson on the rugged hillside that mounts steeply from Savanna-la-mar, a coastal market town at the western point of Jamaica. His parents’ small holding of freedom fields nestled between the sugar […]

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Trade Union Report

Written By Kefentse Dennis The moment I was elected as Trade Union Liaison Officer (TULO) as a bittersweet moment as a had Covid-19 at the time, however since my recovery I’ve been working to need my own flavour and vision to the TULO role. Currently I want to push my agenda through Green Party Executive […]

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Silencing of BBC staff

Written By Ben O’Donovan-Iland Green Party Co-Leader Johnathan Bartley has written to Tim Davie, BBC Director General, requesting him to give clarification on the directive to ban all of the organisation’s staff from attending ‘controversial’ events. According to Davie, the ban is to create a perception of impartiality within the BBC after they have received […]

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A report from Ghana

Written by Rosey Thomas Palmer My correspondent in Ashanti Territory, Ghana, sends a picture of “”the river that runs behind my house. They have polluted it with chemical used to wash gold. The rivers used to have special species of fishes. They all died.” The correspondent who has chosen to remain anonymous , reports that […]

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Song Unsung

Written by Rosey Thomas Palmer I ‘ve a phone, maintain my bike or my car. In it I travel circuitous routes and far. I’m a carer, a cleaner, taxi driver, Deliveroo. I’ve an I D , a badge and a uniform too. I cost you so little, risk covid and flu. My contract is zero, […]

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Overstand the Understatement

Written by Rosey Thomas Palmer Second in a series of articles about the typical English Syllabus Courtesy of Jamaican Rastafari “the I see and overstand.” I see that very nearly every available exam in English Literature or Language and Literature, features a work of Jane Austen in its syllabus. Her novels are significant within the […]

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