Greater Manchester Pension Fund is the biggest investor by far in fossil fuels of any local government pension scheme in the country. Environmental groups are calling on GMPF to divest from fossil fuels, to help tackle the climate emergency.
Israeli company Elbit, owner of recently occupied arms factory in Oldham, receives multi-million UK contract
Elbit Systems, the controversial arms firm with a factory in Oldham that supplies equipment to the Israeli military, has received a contract of over £100 million from the government to supply ‘battlefield technology’ to UK armed forces.
Pro-Palestinian protestors occupied the factory on Monday calling for a stop to its trade in military equipment used in attacks that kill Palestinian civilians.
The national #bikeisbest campaign has put up billboards on the A6 and A56 calling on Manchester City Council to create more bike lanes. Adam Tranter, Coventry’s bicycle mayor and the campaign organiser, says “If we’re to become a cycling nation, Manchester has to get this right.” For the next week digital billboards on the A6 […]
Manchester branch of Extinction Rebellion, demonstrate outside Siemens HQ in Manchester. Calling on them to quit the Adani coalmine project. Activists are invited in to talk by Siemens managers, but are not impressed by what they hear. The main entrance to the Siemens UK headquarters in Manchester was blockaded this morning by Extinction Rebellion activists […]
Climate activists have submitted a dossier of evidence to Greater Manchester Police suggesting that Boris Johnson, and two former Conservative Prime Ministers have enacted policy decisions that have increased the risk of climate change rather than reducing it, and are therefore responsible for increasing numbers of deaths due to climate ‘genocide’. Activists fighting climate change […]
Manchester City Council accused of failing to provide sufficient resources to combat the climate emergency
Environmental campaigners in Manchester call on the city council to allocate more resources to tackling the climate emergency. An emergency the council declared it would tackle in July 2019. Since Manchester City Council’s declaration of a climate emergency in July, no additional resources have been allocated to combat the emergency, according to details released by […]
On Monday 2nd Sept, Rising Up family group visited the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to give cards that children had made asking them to stop investing £2billion in fossil fuels. Lillia Adetoro, 10-year-old climate activist, read out a poem on the day and is seeking a meeting with the Pension Fund’s chair, Cllr Brenda Warrington, to talk. […]
By Manchester Momentum and Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal: Extinction Rebellion gave a powerful demonstration of peaceful civil resistance last weekend. By occupying Deansgate they stood in the best of Manchester’s traditions of protest. Manchester Momentum and Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal are proud to stand in solidarity with these campaigners […]
Extinction Rebellion are creating a new paradigm for environmental protest. Their four day Northern Uprising across Manchester city centre last weekend raised awareness of the climate crisis we are in and the urgent need to act now. This uprising paves the way for the International Rebellion which starts on the 7 October. Extinction Rebellion’s Northern […]
Organiser of World Naked Bike Ride in Manchester explains why hundreds of nude cyclists took to the streets
You may have noticed some unusual sights in Manchester city centre last month – and your eyes weren’t deceiving you! There really were hundreds of naked cyclists riding through Manchester city centre on 7th June. It was for the World Naked Bike Ride, an annual event that takes place all over the world. I spoke […]