So, having put up posts from Carbon Coop, Climate Survivors, Madlab and Kindling Trust (twice!), it’s MCFly’s turn to face its own music.
What was your biggest achievement in 2013?
We* kept the website going – heaps of content. Ten issues of MCFly came out, and only the last was not within deadline.
We made a bunch of videos, conducted a bunch of interviews. Erm…
If you could go back to the beginning of the year and give yourself one warning/piece of advice, what would it be?
Logistics logistics logistics. Forget strategy, that’s for amateurs. If you’re trying to build a social movement (or rather, do the Right Things during the abeyance of a social movement) then even if there are things that you “should” be doing – like contesting the farcical ineptitude and downright falsehoods of Manchester City Council and its stab-vest Steering Group – then you should only do these things if you can do them in ways that build your side’s capacity. And doing that requires internal logistics – staff, discipline, focus etc. And those are very hard things to sustain.
What have you got planned for 2014, and how can people get involved in what you do?
That is, a renewed focus on ‘capacity-building’ of individuals and groups.
We’re going to return to some old regulars – and some new regulars- as of January 19th or so.
Mondays will be McNuggets of upcoming news and reading
Wednesdays will be “Practical McMonthly Task” (PMT)
Thursdays will be “Three Question Thursday”, where we post a short video interview with an environmental/social justice activist.
Fridays will be “something for the weekend”
Saturdays will be “good news”
Alongside all of this, interviews, videos, event reports. A new regular column “how to” (write a press release, do an interview, write a letter to the editor) and much more.
Wanna get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Since July MCFly has been Marc Hudson – Arwa Aburawa got a gig with Al-Jazeera!