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Weekly Action and News 12/04/2024

Manchester Amnesty Weekly Action and News


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This government's Rwanda scheme flies in the face of international law, the UK Supreme Court and common human decency. It's cruel, and it's wrong. The Safety of Rwanda Bill was heavily amended in the Lords. It is due back in the Commons on 15th April and is edging closer to being made law.


In the meantime, it has been reported that the airline AirTanker are in talks with the government to fly refugees to Rwanda. In 2022, under pressure from activists and campaigns organised by Freedom From Torture, AirTanker, Privilege Style and some other airlines ruled themselves out of being part of the Government’s Rwanda scheme. Now AirTanker is going back on that decision, so Freedom from Torture have a new petition to apply some additional pressure.


You can take action by clicking the link below and signing a petition demanding that AirTanker withdraw from the Rwanda scheme.





Silent vigil calling for a permanent ceasefire

and the protection of all civilians in Palestine and Israel

St Peters Square, Manchester, Friday 12th April, 5pm to 6pm

Meet in front of Central Library

Please dress warmly, wear black/dark colours

and please do not bring placards, banners or flags.

We will provide placards with Amnesty’s messages and tealights. Feel free to bring your friends.

We will continue with the weekly vigils until further notice.


Non-Amnesty events


Greater Manchester Friends of Palestine and other organisations

Stop Gaza genocide. Stop Britain’s Arms to Israel.

Demonstration. Saturday 13th April, St Peter’s Square, 12 noon.


See also event on 25th April at 7pm – advert at bottom of newsletter


Whalley Range Peace and Justice Stand with Palestine

Each Wednesday 4.30-5.30 at Brooks Bar (junction Upper Chorlton Rd/Moss Lane East/Withington Rd)


Please support these events, but please do not take Amnesty banners.


Poetry & Prose for Palestine, Sunday 21 April, 7pm, at The Peer Hat

An evening of poetry and prose from local writers in aid of MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians). 

This is not an Amnesty International event but it features a brief introduction from Mike Reed that covers Amnesty's report on Israel's treatment of the Palestinian people. 

There will be a raffle and DJ set.

The event is free but attendees will be asked for evidence of their donation on the door.

See []  for further details and tickets.