Category Archives: Unsolicited advice

Activist Training in #Manchester 24-8 July. Deadline to apply 18th June!!

from here.  Looks good.  Please forward to any young folk (18-25) that you know… Applications open – Demand the Impossible, Manchester 2017 Demand the Impossible is a one-week course in Manchester from July 24th-28th. FREE, including lunch and travel, but places are … Continue reading

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Corbyn, #Manchester City Council and #climate change – what next?

Who knew?  Some of us hoped for a hung parliament, but how many of actually believed it could happen?  We misunderestimated the young – they actually came out to vote.  Massive kudos to all those who encouraged that, who went … Continue reading

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Self-care advice for activists

From First Dog on the Moon.

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Event report: #Reclaim the hour #Manchester #ReclaimMCR

NB This post is nothing to do with/about the excellent “Reclaim” project On the plus side, this time there were chairs to sit on and decent speakers. On the downside, this time there was no wine to wash down the … Continue reading

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Constructive dissent or destructive consent? #howyoucansleep

How does any of us sleep? How do we sleep while the planet burns around us, while the chances for a tolerable old age for people now children (let alone unborn generations) a boiled away in a frenzy of apathy … 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 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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