susanreads: Dreamsheep with UK flag (UK sheep)
I know, I've been quiet for a while. I've mainly been preoccupied with a couple of things in my off-line life, but here are some things I've been pointed at online.

Part of Oxfam's food security campaign: Help farmers in Gutu end the hunger months

rally banner
Save the NHS: the TUC are organising a rally against the Government's plans to destroy the NHS, on 7th March at 18:00-19:30, at Central Hall Westminster and live online. You can book a place for the rally, if it's not full yet, or pledge to attend online, at Save Our NHS.

Protect refugees: sign the Refugee Council's pledge, to mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention, calling on the UK government to make the asylum system fair, humane and effective.

Protect people-with-uteri's right to choose: I might post about this again, but not every day for 40 days! Apparently some people are, though. 40 Days of Choice is an online campaign offering positive ways for pro-choice supporters to counter anti-abortion activity and clinic protests during Lent.

WWF's Earth Hour this year starts at 8:30pm (in all time zones, so it moves round the world) on 31st March. Earth Hour is not about saving an hour’s electricity, it’s much bigger than that. It’s about realising that the actions we take, from the energy we use, to the food we buy and water we drink, has an effect on the world.
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1. March for the Alternative

I feel somewhat guilty that I'm not planning to go to this, but I decided a few years ago that my marching days are over. cut for me me me me )

2. WWF's Earth Hour

This one is easy. Though this hypocrite inclines me to think it's not actually useful. WTF, WWF? If Cameron agrees with you, you must be doing something wrong.

Earth Hour

Mar. 27th, 2010 10:06 am
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(By the time you read this in, say, Australia, it might be too late. I should have posted yesterday, but I didn't think of it till this morning.)

At 8:30 this evening, local time, switch off all your (electric) lights for an hour, to save the planet! Yes, I know it won't do that, but it's symbolic, innit. Also, easy. (Actually, it's supposed to "Show you care about climate change".)

You can sign up, and see what it looked like last year in places where you would actually notice, on WWF's website. They've been doing it annually for a while, and "over 125 countries, 3,483 cities, 1,277 iconic landmarks and millions of people are taking part".

You're supposed to gather with like-minded folks and do stuff by candlelight, or go out to see your local landmarks switch off, but I'll be on my own, probably watching TV.
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