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Share your forest get-together

August 22nd, 2011 by


Photograph by Jeff Hester

Last week, 38 Degrees members started organising and attending get-togethers in their local forests, woods and parks all over the country to show the forest panel that there are hundreds of thousands of us who love our forests and want to see them protected. We asked members to collect together the photos, stories and videos of their event so we can take them to our meeting with the forest panel as powerful proof that 38 Degrees members want our forests looked after for future generations.

Do you have photos, stories and videos to share from a forest get-together?

  • If you have digital photos, you can share them on our Facebook page, through our website by adding them in the comments below or you can email them to emailtheteam@38degrees.org.uk
  • If you have print photos to share, you can post them to the 38 Degrees offices using this address: 40 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0NE.
  • If you have a video of your forest get-together, you can email them to emailtheteam@38degrees.org.uk or upload onto YouTube and share the link on our Facebook page.
  • If you have any stories, drawings or anything else you’d like to share about your forest get-together, you can email them to us at emailtheteam@38degrees.org.uk, post them to the above address or adding them to the comments section below.

Are you planning to attend or organise a forest get-together in the near future?

There is still time to organise a forest get-together in your local area. If you want to see whether there is a forest get-together in your area, click here

If there currently isn’t a forest get-together in your area, why not organise one? Here is a Guide, FAQ’s and Hints & Tips on how to organise a forest get-together. Remember, take lots of photos on the day!

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Help Break Murdoch’s Grip

July 5th, 2011 by

How much lower can Rupert Murdoch’s media empire sink? Today, one of his papers stands accused of hacking the phone of murdered teenager Milly Dowler, causing her family even more pain, and risking a police inquiry.

Rupert Murdoch’s empire is now under investigation by the police. But at the same time, he’s getting ready to take even more control of our media. This week, Murdoch’s expecting to get the green light from David Cameron’s government for his takeover of BSkyB.

If we work together, we can make sure this week doesn’t end with Murdoch getting awarded even more power.  The final government inquiry into Murdoch’s power grab ends this Friday, at midday. We’ve got until then to prove to the government that the public want to put the brakes on Murdoch’s power grab. We’ll deliver a copy of the petition to that inquiry – demanding that the phone hacking allegations are taken into account and the deal is halted.

The government wants to approve Murdoch’s BSkyB takeover. They say that Murdoch promises to respect media independence, so there’s nothing to fear from giving him even more control. They want us to trust Rupert Murdoch! But how can we trust him when his paper stands accused of hacking into the phone of a murdered teenager?

Yesterday, Murdoch’s empire thought they this deal was in the bag. Our people-powered campaign had helped delay things – but they had just one hurdle left. The minister in charge, Jeremy Hunt, was clearly on Murdoch’s side. Murdoch’s backing for the Conservatives at the election and his executives’ cosy dinners with David Cameron all seemed to be paying off.

But now, we have a real chance to stop this power grab. Across the UK, people are shocked at how one of Rupert Murdoch’s paper is accused of heartlessly abusing a family facing one of the worst situations any of us can imagine. Let’s work together to make sure this is a turning point in the battle for higher media standards in Britain.

Please sign the petition now.

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