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Alex Barton

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Uplift’s People Powered Forest

Welcome to Uplift's People-Powered Forest News Update Blog November 2022: Our community is really committed to nature and protecting our environment, so now we want to plant more trees and grow our people-powered forest. Our friends at Future Forests Garden Centre will supply us with hundreds more native Irish trees…
Alex Barton
9th November 2022
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We’ve done a lot of work together

All over Ireland, people are doing amazing things - filling us with hope and energy to keep working together for a better Ireland for us all, despite so much bad news. Grab a cuppa and have a read about what our Uplift community has been up to. “Don’t freeze us out…
Alex Barton
27th October 2022
Title text says Join the #StopSettlements campaign - sign the petition and share it with your community at uplift.ie/stopsettlements. Underneath the text there is an image with labels on top of eachother all reading versions of "stop settlements/illegal products Uncategorised

Take action to stop illegal settlements

One hundred and sixty Palestinian people have been killed by Israeli forces since our campaign for the EU to stop trading with illegal settlements started in January.   Settlements are illegal, but politicians from Ireland and other countries in the EU turn a blind eye and still trade with them. That’s why we’ve been…
Alex Barton
21st October 2022
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Uproot: Campaigning 101 training sign up

Uproot: Campaigning 101  Sign up for the workshops here People-powered campaigning communities Uplift and Act Now present this year’s Upskill Academy training series called Uproot - Campaigning 101. Uproot is a series of online campaign workshops designed to help community leaders grow their campaign and leadership skills.  Over the 5-week…
Alex Barton
9th September 2022
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Uproot: Campaigning 101 training

Uproot: Campaigning 101  A training series for leaders, campaigners and activists Are you that person who always speaks up against injustice and takes responsibility to organise actions? Are you interested in understanding how to organise and persuade people to step up and get involved? Does your work involve figuring out…
Alex Barton
8th September 2022
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You’ve given us so much hope

From extreme weather to the rising cost of living, life feels pretty intense right now. That's why this week Uplift sent a special message to remind  our Uplift community continuously gives us all so much hope. There's much to be proud of. In the past week alone we stood together for…
Alex Barton
28th July 2022
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Our National Maternity Hospital

This day four years ago, we voted to change Ireland forever.   We repealed the eighth amendment by a landslide - breaking through the dam of misogyny and lighting the way for a new, more equal Ireland.  But win, there’s still so much left for us to do to make sure…
Alex Barton
25th May 2022
Text says, 'To hope is to give yourself to the future - and that commitment to the future is what makes the present inhabitable.' - Rebecca Solnit. Below is a hand stitching a broken heart together. CampaignNewsNews Update

A Dose of Hope

I know it's hard to feel hopeful at the moment So I want to remind you of our powerful community of people who rise to meet every challenge we face.  Uplift members from all over Ireland are leading on important campaigns, making headlines and holding decision-makers to account.  Our 340,000…
Alex Barton
17th May 2022
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