A few years ago, we'd never heard of fracking. Now they're even trying to get oil from under Yorkshire. And Yorkshire, frankly, isn't Texas!
You name it, humanity is driving a steamroller through it: rainforests, topsoil, fisheries, fresh water, species diversity, the integrity of DNA after GMOs, the depletion of resources.
We've got to act on these issues.
We need leaders who know the score on resource decline and the effects of degradation. We need people to take on Parliament and the banks and giant corporations. And then what do they do?? Give a trillion pounds to the banks and make us pay for it in jobs, services, and cost of living!
We really do need serious investment in equality, and in a greener and more sustainable future. For all our futures.
Martin Deane first joined the Green Party in 2005 to stand for Parliament and has stood in every election since, national and local. Martin Deane first came to Hull in 1988 for university. He has a degree in Theology and a MSc in Psychology. Martin went into teaching and now teaches part-time regularly working in schools across the area.
Martin Deane has been active in Hull's Stop the War coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Hull Against the Cuts, Transition Hull and Hull People's Assembly, and this year, Hull Against Fluoridation. Martin Deane is Chair of Hull and East Riding Green Party. He plays bass guitar and has visited both India and China.
2015 will be Martin’s 10th election. Last year in Avenue Ward, Hull, Greens won 22%, putting it in play this year.