Saturday, 24 November 2007

Reinstate Karen Reissman Campaign

On the 24th November Rhythms of Resistance also joined in the 'Reinstate Karen' demo which began in the Peace Gardens and marched through Manchester in support of free speech and free health care.

Karen has been unfairly sacked for exercising her right and responsibility to speak out against privatisation and cuts. Rhythms also attended the rally to demonstrate on Tuesday December 11th when Karen's appeal was rejected, she must now take her case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Buy Nothing Day

On Saturday the 24th November Rhythms of Resistance Manchester and Manchester Climate Action (MCA) held a free stall where a wide range of things from plants, to clothes were well received. Even a couple of police officers joined in.

Several folks then went to the Arndale Centre and released a banner attached to pink helium balloons, which read: "Shopping Costs the Earth." It floated up to the roof, right next to the giant Christmas Tree, to remind people of the social and environmental expense of purchasing.

In the Trafford Centre another activist from MCA disrupted shopping, in protest at the massive amount of car journeys it encourages in the name of profit.

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