Spoilt for choice for things to do – or at least attend – over the next few days.
Sat 20th Sept, 7pm (show starts at 8pm) “An Evening of Entertainment – fundraiser for AfSL, Clean Up Salford and Manchester Friends of the Earth The Carlton Club,113 Carlton Rd, Whalley Range. Here’s more details
Sun 21st, 1130am Climate march in Piccadilly Gardens. Most people know (and most of them secretly or publicly share) my views of marches. They don’t build movements (they can often weaken them). If they did, we wouldn’t be in this mess. At most they give an ephemeral boost to numbers attending (usually dreadful) meetings in the following weeks. They are – along with camps – basically emotathons. Want more confirmation that it is – at a global level – just a corporate branding exercise – see this.
Various Labour Party Fringe events. Yippy.
Mon 22nd, 7pm to 8.30pm People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee meeting, Moss Side Community Allotment, Bowes St, Moss Side. If you can’t come but want to be involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org This will see the formal launch of the brilliant “Total Carbon Footprint – time for a second step” report. If you can’t come, please fill in a brief survey (we want to know your views on ‘what is a low carbon culture’, for instance.
There’s also, next week, a LOT of meetings that climate campaigners could be at Manchester Town Hall. But the speakers at the march won’t mention any of those, for the simple reason that they don’t know about them, or understand what is at stake. It’s a good thing it’s too late to avert catastrophic climate change – if it weren’t, they’d all be morally culpable, eh?