Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Frog Island needs regenerating – but sensitively

The Leicester Mercury picked up on my recent 'open letter' to Councillor Kitterick (sent to him in his capacity as Chair of Leicester City Council's Planning and Development Control Committee) and published it as a reader letter, complete with 'historic' Frog Island photo and link to the Ash Sakula presentation, which I referred to in my letter and the associated Leicester Civic Society blog post.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Remembering Phil Michaels

I was deeply saddened to read about the death of environmental lawyer Phil Michaels in issue 105 of FoE's Change Your World magazine.

Sue and I first met Phil at an environmental justice event at the FoE offices in London (probably in 2004), where he talked passionately about the Aarhus Convention.

We subsequently met Phil again at FoE's Rights & Justice Power Up! weekend at Northern College/Wentworth Castle in August 2005, at the Road Block Conference in Birmingham in 2007 and at an Environmental Law Foundation conference.

Obituaries can be found on the FoE website and on the Independent website under the heading "Phil Michaels: Environmental lawyer who won a succession of cases driven by his passion for justice and activists' rights".

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Eine Kirche erzählt ihre Geschichte

Meine Mutter weist hin und wieder auf interessante Artikel aus der Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung hin. Ein gutes Beispiel war der Artikel under dem Titel "Eine Kirche erzählt ihre Geschichte" vom 9. 10.

Der gesamte Artikel steht in PDF-Format hier zur Verfügung.