Tag Archives: Mark Burton

Beyond a Green New Deal: book review

Beyond a Green New Deal Essay review: Max Ajl, “A People’s Green New Deal”, Pluto Press, 2021. Paperback £14.99 or open access download. Mark H Burton If you’ve read our commentaries then you’ll know that we have major reservations about … Continue reading

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Can Cop26 lead to a viable future? The Meteor interviews us.

The Meteor is an increasingly indispensable source of news for Greater Manchester an beyond. It is a worker co-op “a not-for-profit, independent media co-operative – an alternative, radical, community-based publication for the people of Manchester.” Conrad Bower, editor and co-founder, … Continue reading

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Invisible workers, invisible systems.

Invisible workers, invisible systems. By Mark Burton                                                                                                            pdf version also available at Resilience.org This is based on a short talk I gave to an event, What have we learned about work during Covid 19 and what needs to change? organised … Continue reading

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There must be some way out of here: policies, politics and possibilities in the pancrisis.

There must be some way out of here: policies, politics and possibilities in the pancrisis. by Mark H Burton This article was commissioned by the online journal 15/15\15 Revista para una nueva civilización.  The article appears there in Spanish translation … Continue reading

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Bigger cuts for Manchester – in its annual greenhouse gas emissions

Manchester now needs to make bigger cuts to its annual greenhouse gas emissions: A commentary on Manchester Climate Change Agency’s Annual Report A brief Annual Report for 2020 has been issued by Manchester Climate Change Agency. It is not a … Continue reading

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Taking the Imperative out of Growth

by Mark H Burton This article presents the personal viewpoint of the author rather than the considered position of the SSM collective as a whole. This article as a pdf.        Our much longer, fully referenced version (pdf). The report, The … Continue reading

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Could the Covid-19 pandemic be a portal to a Viable Society and Economy?

Could the Covid-19 pandemic be a portal to a Viable Society and Economy? Mark H Burton 1 Download it as a pdf file instead. Much has already been written about the prospects for the future of economic, social and ecological … Continue reading

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Imagining an alternative future for Greater Manchester

By Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan reposted from Greater Manchester Housing Action website, 11 March, 2020 For some years now, Greater Manchester has been trying to agree a grand plan for land use: the Spatial Framework. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), … Continue reading

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