PROTEST groups descended on the Labour Party conference to oppose the expansion of Manchester Airport and raise support for ex-British Gurkha soldiers. A flash mob, from the new environmental pressure group Stop Expansion at Manchester Airport (SEMA), staged a colourful …
Labour Party conference came to Manchester in September, and we seized on the opportunity to try to lobby Secretary of State Ruth Kelly regarding her inexplicable support for the exclusion of emissions from international aviation from the Climate Change Bill.
Campaigners from Manchester Friends of the Earth , dressed as airline crew, today presented Ruth Kelly (Secretary of State for Transport) with an aeroplane covered in postcards from her constituents urging her not to ignore aviation.
Listen to the interview with Ali, from Manchester Friends of the Earth on Radiohead’s tour (BBC Radio Manchester, 27 Jun 2008).
Photo Opportunity: On Saturday 24th May at 4.30pm in the Peace Gardens, east of St Peter’s Square, John Leech MP, local campaigners and Manchester citizens will gather to compete in a series of ‘climate gym’ events.
Photo Opportunity:On Thursday 3rd April at 1.30pm and Saturday 5th April at 2pm in Cathedral Gardens outside Urbis, there will be a street theatre performance with songs and sketches featuring airline crew and a bemused ‘Gordon Brown’ being joined in …
Photo Opportunity: “Manchester Says Love Your Bike”: On Friday 28th March at 8.30am at the Albert Square entrance of Manchester Town Hall, ‘Critical Commute’ cyclists will show support for Manchester’s bid to become the Cycling Demonstration City .