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Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.

#Manchester “Fridays for the Future” Protest #climate

Facebook event here, if you want to give your details to GCHQ directly rather than indirectly.   From 11.30 to 1.30, Friday 16th November A peaceful and quiet gathering to protest our ‘leaders’ lack of action or urgency in the … Continue reading

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Interview with Carbon Coop about ‘mPower’ etc.

Earlier this week Jonathan Atkinson of Carbon Coop attended a meeting, organised by the Transnational Institute and Corporate Europe Observatory, about municipal power.  MCFly emailed some questions…. 1. So, yet another Carbon Coop junket to Europe.  What was THIS one … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: “Biomass Energy with CCS: unlocking negative emissions” #Manchester Tues 20 Nov

Tuesday 20th November (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm.  Biomass Energy with CCS: unlocking negative emissions Dr Clair Gough, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester There is growing and significant dependence on biomass energy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in future … Continue reading

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More horseshit from #Manchester Council on #climate

It’s groundhog day again.  Every two or three years another glossy document full of horseshit is waved through a “scrutiny” committee on its way to Manchester City Council’s Executive.  You can (in theory, if you want reasons to kill yourself) … Continue reading

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Event: Public Square – looking to improve local democracy #Manchester 19th November

From here (where you can also register to attend) Care about improving local democracy, citizen participation, and how decisions are made by local government? Do you have insights into what is already working well, or what the challenges are? Then … Continue reading

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Event: ‘No Small #Fracking Matter’ 21 November, #Manchester

From email sent by Sites of Resistance On Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 6pm at MMU’s Number 70 Oxford Street we will be joined by Richard Roberts one of the 3 anti-fracking protesters recently jailed, and subsequently released, for taking … Continue reading

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Is Capitalism unsustainable? The jury’s out-ish. Is ego-fodderfication unsustainable? Sadly not/hell yes.

I don’t know how much rethinking economics is actually going on (I have my suspicions, but no hard data). I do have a good idea of how much rethinking politics/academia/civilsocietying is going on, and it’s not much at all/zero. The … Continue reading

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