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Because the Government needs a reminder

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 410 more words


An Introduction to the Tansy Beetle 1st August 2015

A workshop for Tansy Beetle Champions – Organised by Buglife, this workshop will tell you more about the life of the iconic ‘Jewel of York’, the threats it faces and how you can help to conserve this special insect. 60 more words

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Events 26th July Onwards

A list of what is happening, work parties and what needs to be done over the next six months. All assistance greatly appreciated.

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Report on the Butterfly Walk 19th July 2015

Our thanks to Rachel Pateman and Penny Relf from Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire for leading a walk to look at what be done to improve the chance of butterflies and moths that inhabit or might inhabit a flood meadow and its environs. 220 more words

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China Claims Imprisoned Tibetan Lama Was Not Killed By Torture, Forced Labor Or Prison Conditions

Image: archivenet/graphic from @tibettruth

According to the official mouthpiece of China’s regime, Xinhua News Agency (served so uncritically by Associated Press) prominent Buddhist teacher and Tibetan patriot, Tenzin Delek died through natural causes while enjoying his ‘usual nap’!  SOURCE

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Tibetan Monk Self-Immolates In Kham Region Of Tibet

Reports today of another Tibetan self-immolation in protest against China’s illegal and violent occupation of Tibet. According to account around 4 Pm local time a Tibetan monk engulfed himself in flame in downtown Kyegudo, a town in Tibet’s Kham region. 34 more words

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Insect Festival 2015 in York

For the second occasion the Friends were invited to have a stand at the Royal Entomological Society Insect Festival in York. With a table next to our friends from Buglife and the Tansy Beetle Action Group we were in good company but our attempt to have an alternative to just the Tansy Beetle was scuppered when the Necklace Ground Beetle trapped a few days before died unexpectedly. 32 more words

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