• Save Streetbikes Islington
    Street Motorbikes, an Islington based/family run business, have been working tirelessly during this pandemic to fix, maintain and service delivery-bikes that have been delivering to Islington and beyond. Their clients include Deliveroo, Uber Eats and most importantly the NHS Blood Delivery service bikes...this is essential work we believe as we're sure you do. After all this Street Motorbikes Ltd are now being threatened with eviction from their premises by the London Borough of Islington. We are respectfully asking all residents of Islington to help us in saving this family run business that have helped provide essential services during an unprecedented outbreak that has affected us all. Many thanks and stay safe.
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    Created by Kirilee Stewart
  • Compensate Windrush victims of injustice without delay
    The misery caused to individuals and their families has been devastating. The BBC film 'Sitting in Limbo' documents just one case but 1275 people have applied to the Windrush Compensation scheme. Fourteen months later, only 60 have received any compensation. If Priti Patel is 'truly sorry' can she commit to dealing with all these claims within six months?. The claimants have had their lives torn up; they have lost their jobs and access to healthcare and benefits to which they were entitled. it is time the government did more than apologise. They should show urgency in putting right what has gone so shamefully wrong. 83 people wrongfully deported are still awaiting the right to return to the UK. 13 have died while waiting.
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    Created by Gillie Howarth
  • Remove the statue of the racist coloniser Captain Cook from The Mall
    Captain Cook symbolises racial oppression and violence. James Cook invaded Australia just over 250 years ago. He shot the first Indigenous person who showed any sign of resistance and then claimed possession over the entire nation even though it clearly belonged to the people already there. Under James Cook's leadership, Australia was declared uninhabited because they did not view Indigenous people as humans. Therefore, murdering, enslaving and raping Indigenous people was legal under Australian law. What followed was over 250 years of genocidal activities and policies based on that murdered, enslaved and oppressed thousands of women, men and children. What James Cook did in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and others should be condemned in our history so that we can begin to heal from our shameful past. Cook should no longer be celebrated with a prominent statue. [1] - https://www.sbs.com.au/news/anti-racism-activists-in-the-uk-are-targeting-murderer-captain-cook-statues [2] - https://www.toppletheracists.org/ [3] - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/magazine/how-to-pull-down-a-statue.html
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    Created by Holly Dawson
  • BLACK LIVES MATTER - Extend DV Specialists, Sistah Space's Hackney Tenancy Until March 31st 2021
    It is important that Sistah Space be allowed to remain in their current location until the Covid19 virus has been totally eradicated. Black and minorities groups are identified as being at the highest risk of dying from the Corona virus. Hackney is among those with the highest death rates. In addition, women who are doubly at risk through race and gender are already traumatised by abuse which has increased significantly since the lockdown. DV victims should not be forced to seek support in an area that is notoriously dangerous. We believe that Sistah Space are being discriminated against because of their race and gender. Hackney's Equality objectives were meant to Increase prosperity for all and tackle poverty and socio-economic disadvantage Tackle disadvantage and discrimination that is linked to a protected characteristic Build a cohesive and inclusive borough They have failed in that regard. BLACK LIVES MATTER
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    Created by Ngozi Fulani
  • Remove slave trader Robert Milligan’s statue from West India Quay, Tower Hamlets
    Robert Milligan (1746-1809) was a leading figure in building the east London docks, in part, to trade in slave-harvested goods from the Caribbean. Milligan owned 526 slaves who worked at his sugar plantation and much of his wealth was acquired through the trade and exploitation of slaves. While we as East Enders and Londoners express our solidarity chanting Black Lives Matter, it is painful to walk past a proud statue of Robert Milligan which was erected to commemorate and celebrate his life. Milligan has no place in London, and he does not deserve the honour of a statue. This should be reserved for those who have fought for equality and social justice this world is desperately crying for. Following the events in Bristol and to express our solidarity to our black brothers and sisters throughout the world it is only right that we remove the proud statue of Robert Milligan from West India Quay in Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets. As much as we appreciate the value of history, we should not glorify the enslavement of individuals by displaying a statue of a slave trader. The East End has a proud history of fighting against injustice and inequality. Today it is our duty to remove this symbol which only resonates pain, suffering and inhuman treatments of fellow human beings for profit. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/public38/images/councillor.gif
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  • Petition to our MPs to stop the sale of police weapons to the US. (support Black Lives Matter)
    We must support the right to protest and condemn both the President of the US for his inflammatory words and actions and the extreme violence exhibited by police. This is not just an international issue in order to protect black people in the US but a step towards liberation for black people everywhere.
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    Created by Vankshita Mishra
  • Emergency funding for local domestic abuse support services
    In line with the lockdown restrictions we have all been getting to know our homes a lot better, for some this has been a blessing but for many a curse. 14 women and 2 children lost their lives three weeks into lockdown, the charity Refuge had reported a 120% increase in helpline calls portraying the severity of the knock-on effect of the pandemic. The lockdown is not the direct cause of this upsurge of domestic violence but has contributed to a rise of tension within households, stemming from increased responsibility for childcare, economic struggles and reduced sociability outside of the household which can expose pre-existing abusive behaviours. Our homes are the primary barrier for individuals leaving an abusive relationship, therefore during this time we are relying on virtual support services which are vital, but they are under-supported. Although these services are saving lives, as they have done for decades, they have suffered economically long before COVID-19 and many are at breaking point, particularly women's centres supporting BAME communities. People's lives will be at an even greater risk without these domestic violence associations, many are facing risks of closure due to the lack of support from the government, emergency funding can save lives and violence can be prevented before it happens. Many associations are worried the Government funding will not reach smaller, local services. Our Government leaders and local councils need to disperse funding fairly across the charities that are working tirelessly to support our communities because no one is safe until we are all safe.
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  • Lift The Ban On Outdoor Alcohol Consumption
    With social institutions likely being closed for the remainder of the year we should be able to drink in public areas, such as parks, which allow for individuals to socialise while still adhering to distancing rules.
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  • Overnight accommodation available for all
    Within 21st Century Britain, it is completely unacceptable that thousands of people are sleeping rough every night because they are not properly supported by their local authority. 'Priority need' means that people are prioritised over others due to their vulnerability, however, surely it is not unreasonable to view every homeless individual as vulnerable? Local authorities should be providing beds for people that are sleeping rough, whether that be in the form of a youth hostel, hotel or permanent. The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 states that "a local housing authority’s duty under section 189B(2) or 195(2) is a function of the authority to secure that accommodation is available for the occupation of a person only if the authority decide to discharge the duty by securing that accommodation is so available.” The simple fact of the matter is that accommodation can be made available if people are prioritised over profit. There is always beds available, even if this means that councils have to pay for beds themselves. Nobody should be without a basic human right.
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    Created by Harrison Scaman
  • Let's go nuclear on health service investment
    If you have to ask this question you're probably part of the problem, and won't see the solution. How can it be sensible to continue to invest our 'public tax trillions' into something which can only end humanity, when we could invest in something that we've all now realised is actually our first and last line of defence against a threat which is real and likely to come back bigger and badder in the future?
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  • UK citizenship for foreign nationals who have worked at the NHS
    This is important to recognise the sacrifice and contribution that foreign nationals have made whilst risking their lives in providing care for those who have unfortunately contacted the Covid-19 virus.Cabinet members of the UK government have praised foreign nationals for their contribution, it is time to put some substance to that praise and do something which will help those NHS staff who need help too.
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    Created by Marjorie Rantoul
  • Universal credit: scrap the five week wait
    Cause universal credit is just not working it's making people get into debt also may be putting people into depression also people not being able to pay rent and also people losing their homes and ending up homeless
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    Created by Francis Welsh