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Put down that amnesia wand, or we’ll all be dumb… #Manchester #climate #movementbuilding #failure

Reader(s) of a certain vintage and geographical persuasion will remember a 1987 Midnight Oil song “Put Down that Weapon” which implored “Put down that weapon or we’ll all be gone.” And a couple of lines later And it happens to … Continue reading

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It’s official – elections where only the “ayes” get to speak are just fine! #Manchester

Yesterday the Leader of Manchester City Council, who has been there since 1996, was re-elected again. What made the whole thing hilarious was that the presiding official, the Lord Mayor, forgot to ask how many people were opposed. I wrote … Continue reading

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QUIZ: Can you stop #climate change with small lifestyle changes or should you fill your pockets with stones and walk into the river?

The Beaverton, a trusted Canadian news source, has a useful quiz about all the ecological modernisation tosh that you can hear about tomorrow night at some shop, versus, well, the Virginia Woolf Option. (h/t to Sam G!) Photo Credit You’ve … Continue reading

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Brilliant Australian commentator on #climate (yes, a second one!)

From here: “there was a shitty boring battle for the future of the earth and the free market won.” – well, what a bunch of neoliberal ideologues wanted us to believe was  a ‘free’ ‘market’, but let’s not quibble with … Continue reading

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#Manchester Labour Manifesto = April Fools Spoof, only worse.

Manchester Labour Party’s election manifesto seems to have been ‘inspired’ by a post on Manchester Climate Monthly.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that the post in question was an April Fool’s spoof, in which we announced that … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “The End is Nigh” Apocalyptic Musical Comedy #Manchester 6 May

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: THE END IS NIGH Fri 6 May | The Lowry, Salford A new musical comedy about climate change, family, friendship, political action and environmental disaster – from the multi-award-nominated Radio 4 comedy stars. **** ‘Superbly crafted… very … Continue reading

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Two thirds of #Manchester #Climate steering group not ‘carbon literate’. Group also lacks energy bod!

Only 4 out of the current 12 members of the Manchester “Stakeholder” Steering Group on Climate Change have completed the “carbon literacy” training that is supposed to be a core part of a ‘low carbon culture’. In addition, the crucial … Continue reading

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“What is to be done?” An oracle speaks #Manchester #climate #movementbuilding

First off; why on earth read this?  What credentials do I have to mouth off about successful movement-building?  There was a moment 6 years ago (Call to Real Action), but you can’t dine out on that stuff forever, you know. … Continue reading

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No future, for you and me. Or #Manchester, frankly.

Watch this video. It will put you in the mood. Fifty people met (let’s get the demographics out the way; 2/3rds male, mostly 40+ professionals and retireds. A grand total of two people of colour. “Pale, male and stale” a … Continue reading

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Onion: “New #Climate Study just400 pages of scientists saying read previous studies…

Too true to be funny.…

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