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About arwafreelance

Freelance journalist based in the UK with an interest in the Middle East, environmental issues, Islam-related topics and social issues such as regeneration.

Something for the Weekend 31 May 2013 #Manchester #Climate

Q: How soon does a Swede know he’s a Swede? A: The day he is Bjorn! And this weekend… Friday 31st Critical Mass bike ride. Starts at Manchester Central Library, 6pm And if you know any jokes of the high standard … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beacons – Stories for our not so distant future

There are 21 stories in ‘Beacons’, one of which is a graphic short story, with contributions from the UK’s greatest short story writers. There’s a story with a time machine, one with a Scottish chief, one about suicide-inducing TV presenters, … Continue reading

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Interview with John Broderick, Tyndall Research Fellow #shale #gdp #activists and #academics

We caught up with research fellow John Broderick from the Tyndall Centre to talk shale gas, what activist can realistically gain from academics and why the GDP model is deeply flawed. Do you think that we have gone past the … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 17 May 2013 #Manchester #Climate

what’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot And this weekend… Sat 18th, 7.30pm Green Kumbh Yatra at Gita Bhavan Hindu Temple, 231 Withington Rd. And if you know any jokes of the high standard we’ve used so far, please submit … Continue reading

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#Manchester #Climate Monthly #17, May 2013 out now! #mcc

Has the council decided to open up about how the chair of the Climate Steering Group is going to get elected? And exactly how many people have actually applied? What can academics do for activists? Also, what’s so bad about … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 4 May 2013 #Manchester #Climate

How do you make soup gold? You put in fourteen carrots. And this weekend.. Sunday 5th, 11-4pm Drop by the Shakespeare House to help dig, plant and generally restore the community allotments there. The event is organised by Manchester Muslim … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 27 April 013 #Manchester #Climate

To start you off a bad joke: How do you know when the moon is going broke? When it’s down to its last quarter. And this weekend… Friday 26th, 6pm  Critical Mass bike ride. Starts at Manchester Central Library, 6pm Sat … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 19 April 2013 #Manchester #Climate

What do you call someone who points out the obvious? Someone who points out the obvious. And this weekend…   Friday 19th, 6pm to 9pm  Launch of “Ecohome” project at Madlab   Friday 19th, 7.30pm – 2am Envirolution fundraiser Night & Day Cafe, … Continue reading

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Movement Building: How Do We Build A (Diverse) Movement?

In a bid to answer the big questions facing the environmental movement in Manchester, MCFly has been mining the minds and experience of climate activists. In the last issues we looked at morale – getting it, keeping it and sharing … Continue reading

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Campaigners At The Coalface – Lameez Hafeez from MADE

What is your campaign trying to achieve? I work with MADE in Europe, an environmentally aware Muslim organisation, as a volunteer regional campaign coordinator and am currently working on the Enough Food IF campaign. The aim of this UK charity … Continue reading

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