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Era of Injustice not in fact over, say workers, animals

SUNDAY – Despite proclamations that the era of injustice would be over after small gatherings of climate activists yesterday, an investigation has revealed that injustice has in fact continued, and may even be worsening.  This newspaper has spoken to various … Continue reading

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2020 – How we started winning in #Manchester

[The text below is an attempt to think through how, a year from now, “we” might be in a far better place than we are now.  Please share it, comment on it, share it, write your own versions. This is … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: Deyika Nzeribe lecture, #Manchester 9 August.

Deyika Nzeribe, as anyone lucky enough to have encountered him, was a very special person.  At the time of his untimely death, he was the Green Party’s candidate for Mayor of Manchester.  On Wednesday 9th, a memorial lecture will be … Continue reading

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Human emissions level off… So, no need to worry about #climate change?

Marc Hudson tries to put the “global human-caused carbon emissions not going up” news into context. I don’t know if there are people out there who, on hearing from the International Energy Agency that for the first time outside of … Continue reading

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Of marches, #emotathons and social movements #climate

There’s a march happening today in London, on climate change. There was a time I’d have gone, “on principle.”  Now, pretty much on principle, I won’t.  Here’s why; And emotathons? Oh, and screw Paris.

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#Prestwich “Village Greens” co-op opens on Friday 11th July #Bury #Manchester

A new co-operative enterprise is launching in Prestwich this Friday. The “Village Greens” shop will have a ribbon cutting at 12 noon. Customers “will be able to buy fantastic organic fruit and veg, local beers, organic meat, delicious deli goodies, … Continue reading

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Moss Side Community Allotment – article in #Manchester Evening News

UPDATE – Apologies, I thought I was posting on the Moss Side Community Allotment site! Please link/facebook to this link http://mosssidecommunityallotment.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/moss-side-community-allotment-article-in-manchester-evening-news/ The Mon 7th July issue of the Manchester Evening News contains this story-

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How to save the world? Of blogging, beauty and slow-motion epiphanies (Interview with Dave Pollard)

Here’s an interview with Dave Pollard, the author of a very very useful and provocative (in the best sense!) blog called “How to Save the World.” Low carbon cultures look like this, not ecological modernisation and “green airports.”  1) When … Continue reading

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Competition, co-operation and what we do after the apocalypse, in #Manchester and beyond

Person A “Whether the story is true (I am inherently suspicious), the underlying point is well made. Marketeers, economists etc have to work very VERY hard to suppress our co-operative instincts and only valorise our competitive ones. It enrages them … Continue reading

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Rent-free plots for food-growing in East #Didsbury, #Chorlton & #Withington, South #Manchester

The folks at Eat Green UK (formerly Didsbury Dinners) have got some landshare plots… Would you like a rent-free plot on which to grow your own food? Eat Green (South Manchester) is pleased to announce new landshare plots in Didsbury, … Continue reading

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