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Wednesday 20th October Protests Round-up

October 22, 2010 by

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This past Wednesday students, residents and activists protested across Southampton over both the presence of Arms companies at a University careers fair and the Coalition government’s imminent cuts with a well attended demo at the Bargate. On Highfield Campus students from the Amnesty, Socialist and Green Action student groups opposed the presence of arms companies at […]

Transition University Initiative builds momentum in Southampton

April 29, 2010 by

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The Transition University Southampton Initiative gained momentum this week following both its first open space conference and a keynote speech by Mark Levene at the LASS conference.  Based on these meetings students and staff have begun to put together an alternative vision to challenge the Universities own recently released Strategic Vision. The Initiative, supported by […]

Volunteers start work on communal veggie Garden for Homeless Shelters

February 25, 2010 by

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Work has begun on The Growing Project, a local project which aims to work with people who have been homeless and/or live in supported accommodation in order to create a communal vegetable garden. The project is initially offering these people the opportunity to grow their own vegetables in order to encourage motivated self-development, whilst also […]

Guerrilla Gardeners begin campaign in Portswood

February 19, 2010 by

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A new Guerrilla Gardening group in Southampton teamed up with local residents to do their first dig in Portswood on Monday.  Around 15 members, some of whom are students from the University of Southampton’s Green Action Society, and 15 residents met up opposite the Drummond Arms on Welbeck Avenue to illicitly cultivate a long ignored […]

Climate Crunched – the Climate loses out at Copenhagen

December 20, 2009 by

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The Copenhagen Climate Talks have come to a close with no meaningful deal in sight.  The Copenhagen Accord, the result of 2 weeks of debating, 2 years beforehand of negotiations and with 20 years of scientific lobbying behind it, has merely set out the gathered nations belief that climate change is a problem, and that […]

The Copenhagen Climate Crunch

December 10, 2009 by

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Student activist David McKay tells us about the Copenhagen Climate talks, and what’s wrong with the current and likely future treaty: The Copenhagen Climate Crunch “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” – Shakespeare was right… Between the 7th and 18th of December, representatives of all the countries of the world will gather in […]

Southampton makes a Wave in London

December 10, 2009 by

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Activists from the University, local church and environmental groups joined up to 50’000 people in London this past Saturday who marched on Westminster as part of ‘The Wave’ climate protest.  The march occurred just before delegates from the world’s nations – as well as thousands of activists – arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark for the UN […]