Networking Newsletter: Issue 26: Nov/Dec'99

What's All This Then?

The Networking Newsletter that you see before you is just the tip of the iceburg. Inside you'll find all the latest news on environmental, developmental, human rights, animal rights, peace, gender and other "social justice" campaigns. And 4 packed pages of activities to get involved with. There's also a small library of publications you can borrow items from, up-to-the-second news, a comprehensive contacts list with hundreds of links to other useful web sites.

But it doesn't all happen by magic. I wish! Unfortunately, there's a lot of work still to do is promoting the Networking Newsletter, raising much needed funds and coming up with new, exciting ways of obtaining and distributing information that's vital to Manchester's activists and campaigners. If you would like to volunteer some time then please ring me on [pls use email].

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Next Issue

I've no idea when the next full issue will be out! It's unlikely to be ready for distribution during the first week of January but please send articles in straight after an action, once you know when you're having a public meeting, and so on. All (suitable) articles will get in to a printed newsletter if the time's right, but will always be put in the "Stop Press" part of the web site. Contributions to 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS, fax: 834 8187, Where possible, articles should be 50-200 words long and assume a little prior knowledge by the reader.

Michael :)

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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.

This Month's Top Stories
Is Trident Illegal?
Scotland says it so, Englands says not

New Squat Cafe
The sixth "OKasional Cafe" is open for visitors

Defend Free Speech
Help Antonis Partasis who was found guilty of handing out leaflets!

Labour Behind the Label
Campaign for a Living Wage take to St Anne's Square


No Nuke Waste
Don't dump that glowing pile of radioactive stuff here, mate

Bloody Jobs
Round up of the summer's protests at various careers fairs promoting ethically unfair careers

Just say "no"
The fight against Monsanto continues with activists fighting the multinational in the High Court

Bars' Recycling Shame
Manchester Friends of the Earth reveal the results of their undercover pub operations

Stop the Fur Trade
For Fox Sake...    ...before it's too late

Stop the Acholi Clearances
Looking into the real politics and human rights situation in Uganda

Nuclear Free LAs and LA21
What the Nuclear Free Local Authorities got up to at that annual conference (and what is missing from Manchester's LA21!)

Tackling the fur trade


  Not included in the on-line version
News included in the newsletter, but not here, includes:
  • Kingswater Kapers
    Walks in protest at plans to ruin wildlife rich open space.

  • MERCi moves
    (See Contacts Listing)

  • Warm Homes
    Manchester Friends of the Earth saving lifes by saving the environment. Check the national FoE press release for more info.

Campaign Consumerism

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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.

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