Take back Manchester

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We will be at the demonstration and counter-festival outside the Conservative Party conference next month, doing stunts and collecting signatures on our trade democracy petition.

Help us Take Back Manchester on Sunday 1 October, outside the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central Conference Centre.  We’d love for activists from outside Manchester to join us too.  If you’re interested in getting involved, email us.

Photo: public domain

Dangerous Deals Protest

We were out doing street tableaux with Greater Manchester Trade Action Network this month, highlighting Dangerous Deals in the Dark.  Our puppet show illustrated the power of both the US and corporate capital over our government.  Look out for further appearances on the streets of Manchester in the coming weeks and months.

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Donald Trump pulls Liam Fox’s strings outside the offices of KPMG, a major lobbyist of the UK Government

More photos at the GMTAN blog and our Facebook page, plus full report in The Meteor.

 

Stop Funding Hate

Global Justice Manchester’s stall at the ‘Another Europe is Possible’ conference at the Museum of Science and Industry on April 1st was a great success.

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Owen Jones, Journalist & Activist Shows Support

Many delegates, including journalist Owen Jones and NW MEP Julie Ward, demonstrated support for GJN’s ‘Stop Funding Hate Campaign’ by posing with placards calling for Marks and Spencer’s CEO Stephen Rowe, to withdraw advertising from the Daily Mail.

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Julie Ward MEP  Shows support for the Campaign

 

 

 

But perhaps the most appropriate comment came from Mark Wiseman, who spared no effort to demonstrate his Disgust

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We challenge Afzal Khan to oppose CETA

Ceta Petition to MEP

Manchester’s Afzal Khan, former Lord Mayor of the city and current MEP for the NW of England, has received thousands of messages asking him to reject the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Khan told local campaigners last Friday he was still undecided on whether to vote for or against CETA, the controversial Canada/EU trade deal, when its fate will be decided on the 15 February in the European Parliament.

The full story on The Meteor:

http://www.themeteor.org/2017/02/13/mep-afzal-khan-challenged-on-eve-of-controversial-trade-deal-vote/

Stop The Fat Cats Getting Rich by Supporting Environmental Destruction

The fat cats get rich on Environmental destruction

The Carbon Capital stunt in St Ann’s Square was attended by  Chris, Debbie, Stephen, Ann, Matthew, we achieved 112 signatures and a number of  photos.

A number of people were attracted to our table with ‘oily’  drinks on offer, and coal sweeties!

Will the grim Reaper help HSBC Destroy this child's Future?  

HSBC Fund Climate Change.

The grim reaper explains the benefits of this profit seeking, whilst WDM Manchester collect cards in St Ann’s Square to send to HSBC CEO saying that this is disastrous for this child’s future. Use legislation to stop bankers addiction

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The Mule Newspaper Highlighted our recent action to save the poor Bankers

Follow link to the newspaper and join us outside The Unicon Supermarket in Chorlton at mid day Saturday 4th May.  We recently did something similar on Grand National Saturday – we collected a sack full of signatures but did not save any gamblers on the horse.  Let’s work to make sure the story is different for the addicted bankers.