Category Archives: Event reports

Just Stop Oil – anthropologically fascinating but politically terrifying

There’s a song by David Rovics with a lyric that has haunted me “What do you say to someone. Who’s just lost everything. Eventually things might be OK” It’s from a song called Tsunami, about the 2004 catastrophe in Aceh.   … Continue reading

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Siemens action in #Manchester – account and video by @XR_MCR activist Claire Stocks

    MEANWHILE 3 DATES TO SAVE – (fuller details to follow) Thurs Jan 23rd, 2pm – Climate Subgroup Weds Feb 5th, 2pm City Climate “plan” scrutinised Thurs Feb 13th, 2pm Airport car park decided #Manchester City Council and the … Continue reading

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Clean air, toxic men and morbid symptoms in #Manchester

This Council is ugly as a dog that has been chasing too many parked cars. Even if the parked cars are, as our exalted life-time leader points out, “are zero emissions, they’re only a problem when they move.” Manchester City  … Continue reading

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Event Report: Green Drinks #Manchester on the “#Climate Emergency”, May 30th @GreenDrinksMCR

About fifty people crammed into the Patagonia store on King Street (no, I didn’t know there was one there either), last night to hear a talk about solutions to the climate emergency.  The event was organised by Green Drinks Manchester … Continue reading

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Barclays Bank #climate protest, Sat 25th May #Manchester

Manchester Momentum joined with XR and other environmental supporting groups on Saturday 25th May as part of international action targeting Barclays bank. Barclays was the target as they are the worst bank in Europe for funding the fossil fuel industry, … Continue reading

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Fridays for Future April 26 in #Manchester – very good report by student journalist

Kelly Nguyen, who is an international digital journalism student at Salford University, has produced a written report and short video about the Fridays for Future gathering at the Central Library on Friday April 26. You can read it- The world is … Continue reading

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Event Report: the diversity of #ExtinctionRebellion #Manchester

Early on Monday evening I attended my first Extinction Rebellion meet up in Manchester. Every Monday from 6pm a group of members meet up at Sandbar on Grosvenor Street. [Next week’s meeting, Monday 29th, is at the Breadshed, nearby. See … Continue reading

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Detailed report on Extinction Rebellion in London by #Manchester activist. #climate #climatebreakdown @ExtinctionR

This below is from Claire Stocks, and is well worth your time.   London Climate Change Protests: what I learnt from four days blocking city streets and why I did it I’m one of 10,000 people who joined protests across … Continue reading

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Event Report: “Letters to the Earth” at #Manchester Royal Exchange #CultureDeclaresEmergency

Last Friday night about 50 Mancunians backed into the Royal Exchange’s Studio to see an unusual and interesting event: the reading of “Letters to the Earth.” The letters were the result of a call out by a new organisation “Culture … Continue reading

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Event report: Shell’s “dialogue” at MOSI more of a capture and store kinda thing… #Manchester #climate #greenwash

This is a guest post from the “Shell Out” campaign It’s good to talk? Concerned Mancunians were barred from the Shell Energy Dialogue at Museum of Science and Industry last night. Since August 2018, Shell Out! have been campaigning against … Continue reading

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