Category Archives: capacity building

Of #Manchester City Council and despair

I have been writing the following blog post for years. “Manchester City Council promised to do x by [date]. They refused to say if they had or not, so I submitted a FoIA. They haven’t done x. Isn’t that awful.” … Continue reading

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Interview: What are ‘Climate Cultures’ (dot net)?

ClimateCultures.net – creative conversations for the Anthropocene is a new project trying to connect artists, thinkers, doers, ‘ordinary people’ around, well, climate change. MCFly interviewed its founder, Mark Goldthorpe, via the wonders of email. The complete interview is here below. … Continue reading

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10 years of Manchester Climate Forum/Fortnightly/Monthly. Reflections on #futility, “lessons learned”

Today marks exactly 10 years since the first meeting of “Manchester Climate Forum”. It was held to help explain the implications of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Kevin Anderson, who has since become … Continue reading

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The Seven Pillars of Awesome Activist Events

https://riclander.wordpress.com/extra/7-pillars-of-awesome-activist-events/ The Seven Pillars of Awesome Activist Events You can also download this document as a printable PDF handout. I. Know your Aims What’s the point (what do you want to achieve)? Is it to raise awareness, explain something, get … Continue reading

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Upcoming anti-fracking training: #Manchester 24 Sept

There have been some defining moments in the UK anti-fracking movement this year and big fights against fracking are on the horizon. What better time for an event to provide space for groups to meet, share skills and collaborate with … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: #Salford & floods, Sun 5th June, Greater#Manchester

reposted from the excellent Salford Star AFTER THE BOXING DAY FLOOD SALFORD COMMUNITY SEEKS OWN SOLUTIONS Star date: 31st May 2016NEVER MIND THE FLOOD REPORT DELAY – HERE’S THE DIY SOLUTIONS Floods, Climate Change, Solutions Sunday 5th June 4pm-6:30pm Albert … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Non-Violent Direct Action Training in #Manchester, Sat 2nd April

Direct Action Training organised by ‘Groundswell’ For anyone interested in taking direct action. Join this training day to learn: • Creative ways to take and hold a space • Your rights when engaging with the police • Ways of de-escalating … Continue reading

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