Networking Newsletter: Issue 24: Summer'99

Last updated: June 1999

Networking what???
This newsletter is just part of the Networking Newsletter Project which aims to network Manchester activists working for positive change on issues of peace, development, environment, women, human rights and animal rights, and to increase the awareness in Manchester of these issues. We aim to do this by publishing a regular newsletter (both printed and on the World Wide Web) which contains information and news on local and global campaigns and issues, discusses campaigning tactics, actively promotes resource and skill sharing between activists and welcomes contributions from all those working for positive change on these issues. We also help organise skill sharing sessions and hold a large collection of useful background information (on how to campaign rather than the particular issues themselves).

Every other month, the Newsletter gives news on what groups have been up to and what they have planned, a huge list of campaigners and activists, and a multi-colour "Clash Avoidance Calendar" listing over 200 forthcoming meetings, demos and other events. That's the printed version - this Web site has most (but not all) the news included, but on the other hand is updated at least weekly.

I'm sure you'll agree that's a hell of a lot for us to do. And we rely totally on subscriptions and kind donations, which aren't quite reaching the costs of printing and distribution which continue to rise. So, if you enjoy your read and support our aims, please send us a small donation. If all our readers sent us just three quid, that would see us through to the next century!

This issue…
This issue we have a feature on the campaigns against Trident, we ask whether there are fair careers at the careers fair? and give the very latest STOP PRESS news.
Michael :)

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The Networking Newsletter Project relies on donations to survive so, to encourage you to subscribe to the real thing, we have included here but a sample of the printed newsletter.


This section covers news, information, and updates on campaigns and issues relevant to activists in the region, as covered in the printed newsletter with updates as appropriate. Also check out our new STOP PRESS section.
  Not included in the on-line version
News included in the newsletter, but not here, includes:
  • World Development Movement
    The relaunch

  • Research Network
    CVO networks researchers

  • SchNews
    Survival Guide now out

Campaign Consumerism

The NETWORKING NEWSLETTER relies heavily on donations, generally from those busy campaigning and with little (if any) spare money. If everybody who read the newsletter subscribed then there'd be no problems. And, as I always say, just £6 per person brings the latest campaign news straight to your doorstep! So, if you can, please subscribe today!


If you'd like to place an advert in the next issue of the Newsletter, then it's dead cheap! An eight (of A4) page advert is £15 up to £75 for a full page in the printed newsletter and £25 for an advert on our Web site.

Given our readership is well over 500 groups (and thus thousands of individuals) per issue, it's the best way to get your message across. Please note that only adverts from those meeting our Ethical Criteria will be considered. If you're interested, give Michael a call today on [pls use email].

Clash Avoidance Calendar

The hardcopy of the Networking Newsletter includes a double-page colour pull out "clash avoidance calendar" which gives a graphical description of who's doing what, when and where.

Activities are spilt between


Check out the most up-to-date and comprehensive contacts list of campaigners in and around Manchester.


An (almost) regular feature in the Networking Newsletter is a spotlight on different groups working towards similar goals. Previous Networking Newsletters have focused on the following:

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