• Improving internet access in the local Bournemouth area.
    Internet access, whether you like it or not, is vital especially in this day and age because having the luxury of brilliant internet provides you with various different benefits. Good broadband is a necessity for communication between friends and family and for other leisures, like improved education, daily activities, and potentially even gaming. Furthermore, from where I stand, I personally concur that good broadband speeds can make life easier in a multitude of different ways, whether it’s financially or if it’s simply just for the fun of it!
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    conjugal visits Are important to both the prisoner and their loved ones. Being a partner on the outside it has proven and research shows not being able to be with your Partner in a intimacy way has a great strain on both mental parties health and causes more upset and tension and frustration that you could not possibly imagine. It’s proven to be a struggle to maintain a relationship when a loved one is serving years behind bars, and not being able to have a loving relationship with their partner is a far bigger effect than you may think. conjugal visits – which are not permitted in the UK but operate successfully in much of Europe, Canada and even the Middle East. So why can’t we have these visits in the UK? There’s a lot of evidence around how having a strong relationship on the outside is a very good indicator that you won’t go on and commit other crimes, and this could lead to prisoners being more relieved and stressed and agitated. The rigid structure of prison visits undoubtedly contributes to relationship breakdown. Visits take place around a table, often with a piece of wood underneath to prohibit anything being passed between. The security search process for visitors, and any delays getting prisoners out of their cells mean that a two-hour visit can easily end up being half an hour shorter. Women with children usually bring them – so time spent alone, partner-to-partner, is a rarity. If conjugal visits was allowed I’m sure so many would jump at the chance to have that intimacy with their loved ones. They do it all over the place because it improves outcomes for prisoners, it improves outcomes for their wives – we don’t do it in Britain because we’re really prudish. Help me sign this petition into having that closeness we lack with our partners.
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  • Stop the Home Office’s New Plan for Immigration
    We believe many of the proposals contained within the New Plan for Immigration to be a harmful violation of refugees' and asylums seekers' rights. To read more about the reasons for this, along with key facts and statistics about refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, please read our open letter by following the web link below: https://www.solidaritee.org.uk/open-letter-home-office
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  • Save our legal safeguards
    We have all – in different ways – needed to use the law to protect our families or challenge public bodies when they make mistakes that don't comply with the law. That’s why we’re starting this petition with support from Liberty. Stewart: My elderly mother-in-law, Eliza, needed judicial review after the council wrongly refused to pay for the costs of her care. Magda: My seven-year-old son Ian, is happy and settled at school - thanks to judicial review. Daniel: Without judicial review, my bright and sporty daughter would have dropped out of school and would not now be in her final year of university. Tina: We took legal action as a last resort when my learning-disabled teenage daughter Lauryn was left without schooling or support during lockdown Joe Ousalice: I used the law to get my medals back, when I was kicked out of the Navy after 18 years because of my sexuality. Trevor Birney: My experience shows how much journalists like me need legal protections to defend our right to publish important stories in the public interest All of us were protected by laws and legal procedures which have long been a cornerstone of our democracy - and we want to ensure those protections are still there for others in future. That is why we are opposed to our government's plans to restrict judicial review and reduce protections under the Human Rights Act - changes which would make legal challenges like ours harder to bring. Help us send a strong message to the Lord Chancellor that the right of ordinary people to be treated fairly by holding government and state bodies to account is too precious to be tampered with. ****************** Read our stories in full on the Liberty website: https://www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/fundamental/human-rights-act/#case-studies
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  • Remove the police bill
    Article 21 of the ICCPR recognises the right to peaceful assembly as well as possible restrictions on this right, which conform with the law and are necessary for national security, public safety, public order, protection of public health or morals, or protection of rights and freedoms
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  • Stop The Gov Rushing Through New Anti Protest Policing and Sentencing Bill
    Stop the government from making this bill official legislation, don't let them take away our civil freedoms and rights to speak up against government action. This Bill is a complete assault on out freedoms, and therefore inhibits the entire definition of democracy in this country as we the constituents continue to lose our voice. The bill was posted on the the house of commons website on the 12th of March and its being rushed through parliament on the 16th. Please sign the petition and don't give up your voice.
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    We have a right to go without fear of violence by day and night. We have a right to safety in our cities, streets, homes and communities. This is a human right. A right we should and must all have, regardless of our gender identity, race, religion, class, sexuality and dis/abilities. A right that some were born with and some still need to claim everyday. It is vital to rethink who’s at threat in the streets and all public places. With the “ We have a right to the night” campaign, we are reclaiming our nights, standing together in memory of Sarah Everard and all people harmed by state and gendered violence. We won’t stay silent. We won’t let anyone telling us again to stay indoors for our safety. Enough is enough. We must stop being blamed for the violence towards us. Telling us how we should behave for our safety is allowing abusers to take up space. It’s giving them the power to keep insulting, catcalling, spiting, grabbing, slapping, punching, raping, murdering us. We also want to address the key role that education has in the deconstruction of a patriarchal system that perpetuates oppression and exploitation. We must question and rethink our children’s education. We must start educating our sons in the respect of everybody. We must stop teaching our daughters to be scared but empower them. We must give space and listen to LBGTQIA+ children / teenagers, for them to embrace and celebrate their identities. Last week a woman was killed. Killed by the system we’re told protects. Once more. It’s a moment where people need space to mourn, share and rise up. Injustice tightens the need to stand in togetherness. It’s a time to care for Sarah Everard’s murder. And beyond. It’s a time to care for each other and make sure no one is left behind. We must deconstruct the old political discourse around gender violence, so we can protect, support and give space to all victims. We are disgusted but not surprised that the only response that was made by authorities was to increase police presence in our streets. More police has never been the answer. Police violence is a reality for many of us, especially for BIPOC, sex workers, trans and non-binary people. Sarah Everad’s murder proves us once more that we can’t feel protected by the police. How could we trust an institution that was created to protect people in power ? How could we trust them when they cannot even ensure the reliability of their own staff members ? How could we trust an institution that is racist, misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic? We will hold boroughs, MPs, councils and the government accountable for not putting everything in place to end all gendered violence, including police, state and interpersonal. We will hold them accountable for the police brutality during last Saturday’s vigil. However, we want to recognize all the existent strategies that we have always created to keep each other safe and we want to keep on building more. We claim that we don’t need our abusers to patronize us into power dynamics disguised as fake protection. We can and will keep on showing up for each other, extending our solidarity and creating further our resistance. Our campaign aims to give visibility to all victims of male violence and we urge that actions are taken to end all gendered violence. Inspired by The Outside Project’s COVID19 campaign ‘make space for homeless queers’, we are inviting all victims and survivors of male violences to take a picture of themselves holding our online protest message “ We have a right to the night #reclaimthestreets #stopallgenderedviolences” and share it on their social medias as well as signing this petition. This letter is for those of you who have experienced any type of male violences in the streets, in your homes, at work — and all public spaces. We stand beside all of you regardless of your gender, sexuality, dis/abilities, ethnic, religious and class background. UNITED WE WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED ! Emilie Largier - RUCKLE Theatre Sara Karpanen - Women of the Wick Wick Black Lives Matter
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  • Listen to Meghan: Stop press bullying
    They did it to Meghan and Harry. They did it to Caroline Flack, to Gareth Thomas and Ben Stokes, and to hundreds of ordinary people every year. Just to sell newspapers and make money. Press abuse - the publication of relentlessly intrusive, untrue, and often personally abusive stories about people in national newspapers - has to stop. Many of the people affected are well-known. That shouldn't make them fair game for newspapers to attack for a quick profit. But thousands of the people attacked in the press are not well-known at all. They are victims of terrorist incidents, small business-owners, academics. Anyone who is caught up in a news-worthy event, or who even publicly says something which a newspaper finds objectionable. Newspapers get away with this behaviour because they aren't regulated. The BBC is regulated, and so is the news on other TV stations and the radio. Yet most newspapers remain outside of any independent form of accountability (they are members of a body called "IPSO" instead, which doesn't have regulatory powers and is controlled by the press). We need the Government to act to stop press bullying & abuse. Add your name today.
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  • Remove Helen Mary Jones from Office
    This is important because Helen Mary Jones (HMJ) has openly and proudly made speeches using derogatory and abusive terminology under the Equality Act 2010 towards trans people and trans communities as part of a repeated pattern of behaviour over years. HMJ has used her position in the Senedd to campaign for gender identity to be taken out of legal protections. We are concerned about what effect HMJ is having on Plaid Cymru, and the toxic impact she is having on LGBTQ communities across Wales. This has resulted in Youth Cymru ejecting young trans women from their meetings because of HMJ’s behaviour. Plaid Cymru is approaching activists and trans rights organisation asking to give donations and asking to buy funded training. We believe that this is an underhanded approach to damage control institutional transphobia and not address the root of the cause. Training is just the top of the iceberg. HMJ has been repeatedly enabled on a personal and institutional level directly by Plaid Cymru and Adam Price. We are worried that Plaid Cymru is choosing to actively turn back decades of good work by Plaid Cymru around equality issues to alienate would-be voters and members of Plaid Cymru. She has shown no remorse for any of this behaviour and we are worried about the environment that Plaid is creating for trans people and trans allies. Here is an article about HMJ's transphobia: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55259522 Here is HMJ speaking with trans exclusionary hate group A Woman's Place https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe2CjrBTC7w Here is the written testimony of a young trans woman of colour, Shash, who was ejected from a meeting because HMJ was there: https://itsshash.com/posts/llais-fanc-hustings-silenced-2021/ Here is another article about HMJ's transphobia: http://www.peoplefirstwales.org.uk/2018/04/trans-women-belong-in-womens-places.html ht
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  • Investigate Queen's Consent!
    The Royal Family has a worrying and undemocratic ability to influence the government behind closed doors before final decisions in parliament are made. One way this happens is through ‘Queen’s consent.’ This requires new bills which would have a direct impact on the Queen’s powers or interests to be submitted for her formal consent. Without this, laws cannot be made. It is unfathomable that in the 21st century, in a democracy, the Queen and the Prince of Wales hold such great power. It may well be a constitutional monarchy in theory, but it seems that the monarchy has a lot more power than many previously thought.
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    This is improtant because not everyone is rich enough to afford it and alot of people have planned to travel for many reasons that are important to them befor these restrictions came to place. It is very unfair and inhuman not considering the less priviledge in a society thats meant to be rational in decision.
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  • Punish the racism of Gregory Campbell MP
    North West Migrants Forum is a network of individuals working together to tackle racial inequality and prejudice in Gregory Campbell's constituency of Derry/Londonderry. They have come out strongly against these comments and we must stand behind them. North West Migrants Forum state: "Mr Campbell’s statement is not a trivial matter; it is deeply irresponsible. It is deeply worrying that Mr Campbell can confidently display such clear bias, apparently without fear of challenge or accountability. Given his role as an elected representative and public servant, Mr Campbell’s statement cannot go unchallenged; the potential costs are too high. Just weeks since the horrific attack on the Belfast Multicultural Association, it is alarming that a political leader thinks it appropriate to use this kind of race-baiting to secure some sort of perceived political advantage, regardless of the consequences." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-55970058
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