Monthly Archives: June 2019

Interview: Clive Lord of Basic Citizens’ Income…

Describe a little about who you are (where/when born, jobs done etc), and when you first became involved in ‘environmental’ issues I grew up in Lancashire. Being 84, I was at junior school during WW2. My mother died suddenly, and … Continue reading

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Great Ancoats St petition – questions answered! #Manchester #cycling

Some MCFly readers will already have signed the petition calling on Manchester City Council to change course on its Ancoats St plans, and actually, you know, have cycle lanes. Below is an interview with Nick Hubble, who set up the … Continue reading

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URGENT ACTION: Support school strikers in Chorley #YouthStrike4Climate

An injury against one is an injury against all.  If you give even the smallest of damns about climate change, sign this petition about three school strikers being told they cannot attend their school prom, and share it. More details, … Continue reading

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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Weds 10th July, #Manchester City Council debates #Climate Emergency

Repost from Climate Emergency Manchester. Please share. On the morning of Wednesday 10th July (10am), the full council meeting of Manchester City Council will debate a motion calling for the declaration of a climate emergency. The motion is being put … Continue reading

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Saul Alinsky on sit-ins…

Saul Alinsky was a legendary community activist/organiser. If you haven’t read his “Rules for Radicals,” then stop browsing the goddam Internet and do so. This, from an interview he did in 1972, is worth your time. No matter how burning … Continue reading

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Grants of up to $15k for Environmental Action. Deadline 30 June. #Manchester #climate

Patagonia, the outdoor clothing store, runs a grant scheme for environmental action, what they call their “Earth Tax”. The deadline for this year’s grants is the end of June.  and you can find more details here. If you want to … Continue reading

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Interview about community-building with Shelly Quinton-Hulme #Stretford

This interview, with Shelly Quinton-Hulme, is WELL worth your time. I’ve done that annoying thing where I screengrab a page (see below) to tease you, but you need on this link to go through to the Climate Emergency Manchester site, … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed to collect signatures & interesting seminar this Thursday

Hello! This Sunday, 23rd June, there is “Manchester Day” activities in the city centre. Folks from Climate Emergency Manchester (including MCFly editor Marc Hudson) will be out and about collecting signatures.  (Read this account and another one about what that … Continue reading

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Repost: Learn to scrutinise #Manchester Council, in practice… Weds 19th June, 1pm

This post originally appeared on Climate Emergency Manchester, which is trying to a) get 4000 signatures on a petition calling for Manchester City Council to declare a climate emergency and b) build the capacity to hold the Council and others … Continue reading

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Interview with Rebecca Stacey, first headteacher in UK to undertake “EduCCate” training

Rebecca Stacey, the head teach er of Castle Carrock School, kindly agreed to an interview 1. Tell us a little about yourself – where did you grow up, when and why did you decide you wanted to be a teacher? … Continue reading

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