Below are a selection of the initiatives we’ve been part of these past few years. Read on to find out more…
TINWOLF, Leeds World Development Movement and Leeds Oxfam Group. For more info and to view notes from each of the sessions, click here.
The Fair 10 Challenge was a campaign to get candidates in the 2010 General Election to pledge ambitious action on global justice issues. Click here for an archived version of the campaign site, complete with the pledges from candidates and the campaign evaluation notes.
Leeds Friends of the Earth and supported by Schumacher North, Stop Climate Chaos Leeds and Tidal, the campaign was won in January 2010 after only three manic months of campaigning. For more on the campaign and the result check out the Leeds Friends of the Earth site.
A joint initiative between Tidal, CAFOD, Leeds Justice & Peace Commission and Christian Aid, The Wave Express was a charter train that took 500 people from Bradford, Leeds and Doncaster to The Wave march in London on December 5th 2009. Click here for a short report on the day and BBC coverage of the train.
Friends of the Earth, Leeds World Development Movement, Tidal and dozens of individual campaigners. A reaction to a planning application submitted by the airport in January 2009, the campaign ran up till the approval of the expansion in July 2009. Though the development went ahead, our campaigning delayed the building work by a year and important victories were won in increasing public transport to the airport and curbing the growth of the airport in future years. For those involved in the campaign, you can access the internal organising website here.
Stop Climate Chaos Leeds (SCCL) was a grassroots group campaigning on climate change in Leeds. SCCL’s activities included the Leeds Freeze (a flashmob in the city centre), a climate vigil on Briggate, supporting the Leeds premier of The Age of Stupid, and were the catalyst for dozens of contributions to the Leeds Climate Change Strategy consultation. In 2009 they merged with Tidal, and together they broadened their remit to encompass all global justice issues and became a support body to other Leeds activists.