Monthly Archives: April 2019

Extinction Rebellion #Manchester – website and contact form

Extinction Rebellion Manchester now has its own website. They also have a contact form if you want to get involved.  Although only your name and email are compulsory fields, the more you indicate specifics, the more useful the form is … Continue reading

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Interview with Jennie Gibson, on #climatebreakdown, #Manchester and ‘what is to be done’

Jennie Gibson is one of the people involved in Fridays for the Future (and other activities) who MCFly is interviewing. If you want to answer these questions (especially if you don’t tick many/any of the following boxes – white, middle-class, … Continue reading

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Job Alert: Biowatch hiring campaigner. Closes 15 May.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Bioenergy Campaigner to join Biofuelwatch, please follow this link for the full job advert Location: Home-based, preferably from London, other UK locations considered Full time: 35 hours per week – the possibility of job-sharing depending … Continue reading

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News: Extinction Rebellion meeting tonight, Climate Emergency Bulletin #002 out.

So, from 6pm tonight at the Breadshed (just off Grosvenor St – go to the Sandbar and someone will direct you, there is the first meeting of Extinction Rebellion Manchester since the events of London.   Meanwhile, Climate Emergency Manchester, … Continue reading

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“The Secret Smoker” – of Greater #Manchester and its #climate problem… by Claire Stocks

Claire Stocks, who wrote a great account of her time in London with Extinction Rebellion, has produced a short story/metaphorical exploration of GM Climate policy. It’s here Meanwhile, there’s this old cartoon that is sadly still all-too-relevant…

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Invitation to join ‘Carnival of Creatures’- Saturday June 1st – #Manchester 

Let us love life, not lose it. This two-part event by Rising Up! Manchester Families celebrates life, nature and the wonderful web of life on earth which is being lost. It is a call to action, to not let nature … Continue reading

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Global warming, local swarming; or “Does this clown EVER shut up?” #oldfartclimateadvice

In a recent blog post that seems to have provoked at least one four-letter response, I promised to give yet more unsolicited advice, on how I would design and execute “a meeting for 200 people that involved new people, old … Continue reading

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Meet is murder: “Where do we meet?” is not the only question #oldfartclimateadvice #potemkinclusivity #shoddyneologisms

Tl:dr  blog post about how getting the venue, design and delivery of a meeting right is if not a distraction, then only a very small part of movement-building. We need to de-centre ourselves and see ourselves as a (small) part … Continue reading

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Job alert: #Levenshulme Environment Project Worker Deadline 9 May #Manchester

If you know of jobs going in Manchester on environmental projects, please email with details. Unless it is for some fake “independent” group funded by Exxon or BP, we will run it.   Environmental and Social Action freelance opportunity  … Continue reading

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#Manchester Labour Party Manifesto – the usual elisions, evasions, memory-holing and crap. #manifestlyabsurd

It must be April, the cruelest month, again. I know this because my letterbox (in meatspace) is getting cluttered with the glossy “vote for Meeeeeee” crap again. And here’s a fact of life: in most of the 32 wards of … Continue reading

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