Monthly Archives: January 2014

The malign turn: organisational manners under austerity.

I’ve been meaning to write something on this for some months. The observation I wanted to share is about practices in organisations under the current austerity regime. Observations supporting it come from a variety of organisations, mostly public sector, or … Continue reading

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Fracking near home

Sunday and I joined the rally against iGas’s exploratory drilling for shale gas and coal bed methane at Barton Moss near Eccles, just across the Ship Canal from here. It was a good turnout – my estimate is around 400 … Continue reading

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It’s the climate, stupid. Preventing the coming catastrophe.

So of course this is the no 1 story that dominates all political discourse, no? Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn (the Guardian) http://gu.com/p/3ygbq/tw “New climate model taking greater account of cloud changes indicates heating will … Continue reading

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