Category Archives: aviation

Airport and Media- (straw)MEN behaving defensively

Dear David, thank you for your comment on the MCFly story “Men behaving inanely“, which followed on from our “Green Christmas, White Elephants and Unintentional larfs.” You write: We’ve put the airport’s ‘green’ credentials under scrutiny many times in the … Continue reading

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Green Christmas, White Elephants, unintentional larfs

I love the Manchester Evening News. Actually, that’s not true.  It’s an occasional pity purchase – I want to support the idea of a vibrant local media that keeps tabs on the Council and other unaccountable centres of power, breaking … Continue reading

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Flight/Plan

Here’s the shocker – during all the talk about Climate Change Principles and Strategies and Leadership, Manchester City Council’s top bureaucrats and politicians were flying around the planet without even buying “carbon offsets.”  Enraged? Good. Bottle that anger and keep … Continue reading

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STOP PRESS: City Council in “no comment” shocker on Aviation trial!

In one of the most surprising statements since Bono admitted to being a little bit up himself, Manchester City Council have responded to MCFly’s request for a comment on the impending trial of aviation activists with the following; “Unfortunately, as … Continue reading

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Aviation activists to stand trial in Manchester

A dozen activists who took symbolic direct action against the expansion of Manchester Airport are to stand trial, after entering pleas of not guilty to obstructing the highway and aggravated trespass. On Monday May 24 2010, two groups of Manchester-based … Continue reading

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Climate activists call for support during court appearance

CLIMATE ACTIVISTS CALL FOR SUPPORT DURING COURT APPEARANCE Tue 5th Oct, 9.30am, outside Trafford Magistrates Court, M33 7NR Six activists from Manchester Plane Stupid have been charged with aggravated trespass for their part in action against the expansion of Manchester … Continue reading

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Richard Leese acknowledges aviation is bad for the environment!

Responding to a comment on his blog post “Commuting Nightmare“, Council Leader Richard Leese has asked a question “how are you getting to Australia?” that logically concedes aviation pollutes. So, it’s to be welcomed, even if it was a tin-eared … Continue reading

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