if you’re interested in democracy and cancelled elections and so on, you probably want to read this post. And then you can decide if you’re going to a) send letters [of our devising or your own – it’s a free country!] or else b) decide it’s all too much effort.
See you at the coalface. And don’t forget, next Monday evening (6pm) you can come along to a free screening of “Soylent Green”, organised by MCFly and “Trauma“, an MMU film group. To be followed the following Monday (4th March) by the classic “The Day the Earth Caught Fire” and the week after (Mon 11th) by “Mindwalk”. All to be followed by conversations at a nearby pub (the Sandbar). Details here.
Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson
Coming up this week
Tues 19th, “Wangari Maathai – some lessons from the Global South for a Steady State Manchester” Judith Emmanuel of Steady State Manchester. Castle Hotel, Oldham St.
Tues 19th, 7–9pm — and the same time each following Tuesday — Manchester Green Party and Manchester Young Greens members, friends and supporters meet at Kro Bar, 325 Oxford Road (opposite the University of Manchester students union building). There’s no agenda — just meet, talk, share information & ideas.
Tues 19th, 7pm to 9pm Transition Moss Side showing “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” The Phil Martin Centre, 137-139 Princess Road. contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Tues 19th, 7pm to 9pm Anti-fracking meeting at Friends Meeting House, Mount St
Wednesday 20th, 4:00-5:30pm, ‘Belligerent urbanism: time to create a new policy narrative’ Neil McInroy, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
1.69/1.70, Humanities Bridgeford Street
Planning and Environmental Management Seminar Series
Weds 20th 6.30 to 8.30pm Friends of the Earth bee campaigning meeting.
“As you may have read in the media and through FOE, things are buzzing on the bee campaign with many MPs backing Friends of the Earth’s call for a National Bee Action Plan and several high street companies banning neo-nicotinoids from their pesticide range.
To keep the momentum going the group are holding a meeting this Wednesday to update people on this year’s plan for the campaign and to start organising for stalls and hopefully a bee friendly wild flower meadow.
“We will be building a bee costume and making bee ‘hotels’ as well as looking at the new bee resources available from FOE this year.
“If you would like to find out more and get involved please join us!”
Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE
More info: Contact email@example.com
Weds 20th. First meeting of “Econowhat?” Getting involved in the Manchester ‘econowhat?’ reading group will help you understand the basics of the financial crisis and what that means for social justice in the UK and the rest of the world. Peverill at the Peak, I think.
Fri 22nd, 10.45pm “Take Notice” reading on book at bedtime, Radio 4. From Adam Thorpe’s short story in a forthcoming collection called “Beacons” (to be launched on Thurs 7th March, here in Manchester!!
Stories you may have missed on the MCFly website
- Upcoming Event: Why? Bee Cause! #Manchester Weds 20th Feb 6.30pm #biodiversity #campaigning @ManchesterFoE
- Crosspost: #Manchester Friends of the Earth meeting on “how ethical is your shopping basket”
- Parents of #Manchester – what are you telling your children about #climate change?
- Upcoming Event: Talk about Wangari Maathai (and #Manchester’s De-Industrial Food Revolution”) Tues 19th Feb, Castle Hotel,
- Upcoming Event: Feeding the City: The Politics & Promise of Urban Food #Manchester Tues 19th March
- EMERGENCY ACTION: Please protect #climate #democracy in #Manchester today. (Elections cancelled, questions unanswered.)
- Tell your councillors! – Free workshop on “local health and well-being in a changing #climate.” #Manchester Mon 4th March
- PMT #7: Respond to #Manchester City Council’s budget “consultation”
- Event Report: “Creativity, energy and climate change shared learning workshop” 8-9 Feb, #Manchester
- #Manchester #Climate Steering Group: Democracy, accountability, promises unkept. An open letter to Steve Connor from banned climate activists.
Things to read while the algae grows on your fur (None of it is cheerful)
Bob Watson (former IPCC head) says hello 5 degrees
Rich people funding climate denial. In other news, Pope retires, still Catholic. New Pope will be… Catholic.