1994 was a long time ago. If everything was better now, if those making the decisions now gave a damn about “sustainability,” this would all be of minor historical interest.
News flash – we are hurtling towards oblivion and our “leaders” are spouting vague nonsense about their “values” while persisting with (and accelerating) the suicidal ecocidal nonsense.
So, one goal of this project is to get us all thinking about today’s campaigns and what they can learn. And it’s about further raising the profile of these campaigns.
Emails have been sent to various defend-nature campaigns in Greater Manchester. The only one to reply so far is Friends of Carrington Moss. Here’s some info.
A summary presentation about Carrington Moss and the group’s fight to save it from Trafford’s plans to massively over-develop the area. You will see in the presentation that there are other threats too.
Their biggest issue is the lack of community involvement and consultation.
They need some affordable (if not free) legal advice.
“In terms of events, we host a monthly public meeting, which are currently being held online, but we also arrange community events and activities, such as walks on the Moss. We also arrange visits for schools and other groups, at which we have appropriate experts attending.”
Lots of additional information on our website, including my latest blog, https://friendsofcarringtonmoss.com/.
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarringtonMoss
Twitter feed @friendsmoss
Every day from Friday 11th to Thursday 24th February, a post (sometimes two) will appear on this site, to celebrate the Republic of Newtonia – a brief occupation of a site in Hulme in defence of Abbey Pond (near the Old Abbey Taphouse). In 1994, local people and environmental activists tried to stop the Council and the Science Park from filling in the much-loved pond. If you were there, and want to share your memories (and any photos or other material) please do get in touch via mcmonthly@manchesterclimatemonthly or on Twitter – @mcr_climate
Also, on Thurs 24th, the 28th anniversary of the Pond’s destruction, there is an online meeting, from 7.30pm, bringing together people who were at the Republic of Newtonia with campaigners defending green spaces now. You can book here (it’s free).