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    Post  Violet on Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:15 am

    You may have seen this elsewhere, please, if anyone wants to help please share this link, put it on your facebooks etc, thank you
    http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/save-our-forests#petition


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    Post  mia on Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:51 am

    signed and posted onto facebook.
    I put my name in the box and it automatically filled my postcode in!!!
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    Post  Violet on Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:58 am

    Thanks mia



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    Post  norseman on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:54 am

    Violet wrote:You may have seen this elsewhere, please, if anyone wants to help please share this link, put it on your facebooks etc, thank you
    http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/save-our-forests#petition

    Beat me to it Violet.
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    Post  Violet on Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:52 pm

    Hi Norseman, I was horrified when I saw this at SF, as soon as the link was posted and was asked to be passed on I brought it straight over here, I knew you would want it here too, i'm worried about our wildlife as it is.



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    Post  norseman on Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:38 pm

    Petition had 220000 signatures earlier today and still counting. Spread the good word folks !
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    Post  norseman on Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:06 am

    250000 achieved and the Ramblers plus National Trust are on board too.
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    Post  Violet on Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:28 pm

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12287175

    Hmmm the goverment make a LOT of vows don't they... I think we should keep right on top of this petition



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    Post  norseman on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:07 am

    36DEgrees are planning to run an ad. campaign in media but it will cost £20000.

    If you can help just a little - https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/contri...sor-a-forest-ad

    BY the way, I hear that Forestry workers jobs are under threat and they are planning a protest march in London - no details yet.
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    Post  Violet on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:07 pm

    I hear that Forestry workers jobs are under threat

    It's sickening, why do they have to fix what isn't broken, aren't there enough jobs being lost without deliberately losing jobs



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    Post  norseman on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:18 pm

    E-Mail yesterday




    Dear Paul,

    Our Save Our Forests campaign is creating a national sensation! We've
    got the media's attention, and we can see politicians getting nervous.
    Now we need to ratchet this campaign up another gear, and show the
    government the pressure will keep on rising until they drop their plans
    to sell off our precious woodlands.

    So far the government has tried to respond by bringing in the spin doctors and launching a "consultation". They're claiming that they love the forests too and there's nothing to worry about. They're asking for views on how our forests should be sold off - when they already know most of us don't want them sold at all. Meanwhile they're quietly removing legal protections for our public woodland, paving the way for privatisation. What sort of a consultation is that?

    If they want to know what we think, here it is: 38 Degrees members have already funded a national survey confirming that 84% of the public think our public forests should be protected for future generations.
    Our enormous petition of nearly 250,000 signatures - almost three times
    the capacity of Wembley Stadium - proves that people care enough to
    speak out. Now we need to get our message where the government can't ignore it.

    Chip in to fund the ad in our national press now:
    https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-forests-ads

    The government seems to be trying to respond to our campaign with media spin. So let's give them a media moment they won't soon forget:"Save Our Forests" adverts, splashed across the newspapers next week.

    Imagine the impact as David Cameron opens his newspapers to see our "Save Our Forests" message: full-page adverts backed by nearly a quarter of a million signatures, in newspapers read by millions of voters.

    People power can save our forests. We've got our
    campaign in the headlines, on TV and radio. Posters have sprung up in
    woodlands across the country. Local 'Save our Woods' groups are popping
    up everywhere. Tens of thousands of us have written to our MPs. Now
    let's get together to get our message all over the national newspapers - just where the government won't want to see it!

    Click here to see a current mock-up of our ads, and make a secure donation now to put them in the national press:
    https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-forests-ads


    Thanks for getting involved,

    David, Hannah, Johnny and the 38 Degrees team

    The original collection for £20K was filled in 6 hours. What is planned now is another ad. campaign for Wednesday [ the day of the debate] to place the ads in most daily papers BUT they will need £40k for that. So, help all you can, folks.

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    Post  Violet on Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:00 pm

    I really hope this works, the government seldom listens to the people



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    Post  norseman on Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:58 am

    I feel that too, Violet. However, look on the bright side - it will be another nail in this appalling govt's coffin. Democracy in Egypt ? Democracy in the UK would be a start !
    If the worst happens, may I remind you of the example set by the Ramblers Association on Kinder Scout almost 80 years ago.

    There was an item on this issue in Countryfile last night - quite good ! On BBC I-Player if you missed it.
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    Post  norseman on Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:16 am

    In today's news. Sale of the Nature Reserves is cancelled and sale of Forests is "not a done deal" and may be abandoned. Still, keep up the pressure.
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    Post  Violet on Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:10 pm

    That looks promising, thanks Norseman



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    Post  norseman on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:39 am

    UpDate. E-Mail received today.

    Dear Paul,

    Our Save Our Forests campaign is creating a national sensation! We now have nearly half a million signatures on our petition -- that's more than the population of Liverpool. [1]

    That’s because we understand something the government doesn’t: our natural forests are priceless, and once they’re gone - they’re gone forever.

    Our campaign is already all over the news and politicians are
    getting increasingly nervous. That’s why the most important thing we can
    do right now is spread the word and ensure our petition continues to
    grow as quickly as possible. [2]

    Please forward this email to your friends and ask them to sign. All they have to do is click on the link and add their names:
    http://www.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-forests


    Government ministers are trying to distract us with warm and fuzzy
    words about how much they love the forests. They've announced a
    "consultation" on how we'd like our forests sold off - even though they
    already know most of us don't want them sold off at all!


    Even before this so-called consultation finishes they're busy trying to change the laws that currently protect public forests. This is blatantly clearing the way for a massive sell-off. What kind of consultation is that?

    Don’t let them get away with it - tell everyone you know about our campaign right now.
    http://www.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-forests

    If they want a consultation, here it is: 38 Degrees members chipped in to fund a national opinion poll which proved that 84% of the public want our forests kept in public hands for future generations.

    Places like the Forest of Dean, the New Forest, Grizedale, Thetford, and Alice Holt are national treasures.
    We don’t want the natural places that belong to future generations
    flogged off for a quick cash grab today. But if we don’t rally together
    now, we may not have a choice.

    Our petition already has over 470,000 names on it, including yours. Can you help us get to 500,000? Please forward this email and ask your friends to add their name:
    http://www.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-forests



    Thanks for getting involved,

    David, Hannah, Johnny and the 38 Degrees team


    PS: On Facebook? You can also quickly alert your friends by clicking here:
    http://www.38degrees.org.uk/forests-facebook-share

    If you use Twitter, please tweet about the petition here:
    http://www.38degrees.org.uk/forests-twitter-share
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    Post  Violet on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:30 pm

    Thanks for the update Norseman



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    Post  norseman on Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:36 pm

    The fight appears to be over. The sal.e of what they did not own has been scrapped thanks to public fury and the fear of being turfed out of office. Still, vigilance must be our watchword because these are politicians and so not to be trusted.

    Anyway, my friends asked for thanks to be passed along to all who helped make this happen [ here they are being happy !" ]
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    Post  Violet on Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:02 pm

    Saw it on the news, a great result, hopefully that will be an end to it, but as you say we should be cautious.



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    Post  norseman on Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:34 pm

    Dear Paul,

    WE'VE WON! The government has just confirmed they're totally
    scrapping the forest sell-off. The phoney consultation has been
    cancelled. The sinister legal changes to pave the way for privatisation
    have been dropped.

    We did this together. Next time someone tries to tell any of us
    that signing petitions or emailing our MPs doesn’t work, we’ll know
    exactly what to say: “People power does work. Just look at the Save Our Forests campaign”.

    Over half a million of us can feel very proud of what we've achieved together today.

    On the 38 Degrees Facebook page,
    members are celebrating. Fiona, for example, says "Fantastic news! And
    great for letting people see that actually there IS something they can
    do when they don't like what the government does, and their protest
    can make a difference!" Even Sky News seems to agree: "This is a great example of people power". [1]

    38 Degrees members voted to start this campaign. We knew that
    making forests safe for future generations was something worth fighting
    for. So we signed the petition, emailed our MPs, put up posters in our
    local woodlands, organised local events, and chipped in for a
    people-powered opinion poll and national newspaper ads.

    Local groups joined in, as did national organisations like the
    National Trust, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace, and celebrities
    who spoke out in the press. Together we stopped the sell-off plans. [2]

    We need to keep an eye on what happens next, but we've shown that if forests are under threat, people power can come to the rescue. Right now, let's celebrate that we forced the government to back down from plans to sell up to 100% of our woodlands!

    Hundreds of 38 Degrees members are celebrating now on our Facebook page and the website. You can click here to join in: http://www.facebook.com/peoplepowerchange and http://www.38degrees.org.uk/forests-we-won-blog

    And if you know someone who thinks writing to MPs or signing a
    petition is a waste of time, maybe you should forward them this email!


    Thanks for everything you did to save our forests,

    David, Hannah, Johnny and the 38 Degrees team
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    Post  Violet on Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:12 pm

    Hi Norseman thanks for sharing this!



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