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Star date: 7th May 2016

WALKING BACKWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE PROTEST

Walking Backwards
Sunday, May 8th 2pm-3:30pm
Albert Square, Manchester

The Salford flood is to feature in speeches at tomorrow's Walking Backwards protest at Albert Square in Manchester, which is aiming to draw attention to the UK Government's backtracking on climate change.

"Recent floods in Salford and elsewhere show that climate change is already affecting our lives" says Judy Paskell, of Campaign Against Climate Change "We're not going to take this lying down! Instead we'll do a short backwards walk to show what we think of Cameron's policies..."

Full details here...


Salford Anti Fracking Protest Barton Moss
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Tomorrow, Sunday 8th May, campaigners are going to be walking backwards in Albert Square, Manchester, to show distain for the UK Government's backtracking on climate change.

Two speakers at the event, Simon Hickman from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and Pauline, from Climate Survivors, will be linking climate change to the cause of the Salford Boxing Day flood in Lower Broughton.

"Recent floods in Salford and elsewhere show that climate change is already affecting our lives" says Judy Paskell, of Campaign Against Climate Change "Governments need to take drastic action to keep the rise in global temperature below dangerous levels. But our government is doing the exact opposite: cutting subsidies for 'clean' wind and solar energy while trying to impose fracking for gas – harmful to human health and the climate – on the people of Lancashire, even though their elected councillors have voted to ban it.

"We're not going to take this lying down!" she insists "Instead we'll do a short backwards walk to show what we think of Cameron's policies and, at our street meeting, we'll talk about the policies we need to save the climate and our children's future – such as more renewable energy, better insulated houses and cheaper public transport."

The short symbolic backwards walk is part of a national day of action and is timed to coincide with a similar protest in London and elsewhere. Campaigners will point out that, despite promises made at the Paris climate talks, the UK Government has ignored commitments to cut the country's carbon emissions and has taken Britain backwards on climate change.

Walking Backwards
Sunday, May 8th 2pm-3:30pm
Albert Square, Manchester

See also the Facebook event page for further details – click here

Michael James Felse wrote
at 13:50:22 on 07 May 2016
Mayor Dennett must take urgent action to grab Salford £12million from the Government pot, building a flood defense that will save Salford from future harm. It must be one of his 10 top priorities. Action Please!
 
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