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Weekly Action and News 24/11/2023

Manchester Amnesty Weekly Action and News


Please do these actions and make a difference


X/Twitter users: On Monday 27th NOVEMBER, take part in an international social media campaign for human rights and the climate!


Amnesty International UK has been working with several hundred human rights organisations and environmental groups around the world to use the spotlight of COP28 in Dubai (which opens on 30th November) to highlight concerns about human rights in the UAE. One way they are doing this is via a worldwide social media campaign on MONDAY 27th NOVEMBER.


We are asking you to tweet about five UAE-related topics. For each topic, there is some material to help you to tweet, and a photo. We will also be tweeting about these topics from @AmnestyManc.


ON MONDAY 27TH NOVEMBER, click on the links below and use the material to do as many of the tweets as you can. Search for the AmnestyManc tweets and retweet. Please tweet and retweet as much as you can! You can also put the information on other social media channels.












For those of you who don’t use X/Twitter: Please take action for Ahmed Mansoor, a human rights activist who has been in prison in the UAE, under appalling conditions, for over six years. Manchester Amnesty has been supporting Ahmed Mansoor during this time, and we are pleased that his case has been chosen as one of the 2023 Write for Rights cases. Click on the link below to sign a petition demanding his release.






Sixth Silent vigil calling for a ceasefire

and the protection of civilians in Israel and Gaza

St Peters Square, Manchester, Friday 23rd November, 5pm to 6pm

Meet in front of Central Library (next to Father Christmas)

Look for the Manchester Amnesty yellow banner.

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.

Further actions on Gaza are listed under “Non-Amnesty events” below.



Write for Rights 2023


We have lots of Write for Rights events planned this year.


The next one is TOMORROW Saturday 25th November at Central Library when you can sit down to write messages of support and appeals on behalf of this year’s cases with a cup of something warm from the café. All Welcome! Feel free to drop in for as long or short as you like – we will be there from 2 – 4pm, adjacent to the café. Look out for our black and yellow banner.


We are also running stalls to encourage members of the public to take part in Write for Rights. We still need volunteers to help, at least 2 people per shift - preferably more. Can you help?

People’s History Museum

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December

Stall shifts 11-12.30, 12.30-2 or 2-4

If you can help, email NOW,

indicating your preferred date and time.

Stall Volunteers needed!


You can find out more about Write for Rights and download the campaign booklet at


see also Whalley Range for Peace and Justice event below


The next Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser gig


will take place on Friday 8th December, 7.30 pm at our regular venue,

Sacred Trinity Church, Salford M3 7WQ (close to Manchester City Centre)

We will be raising funds for Amnesty and Safe Passage International


There will be 6 performers - Tom Blackwell, Clive Mellor and Mark Greer, Lucy Hope, Ian Daniel/Leslie poet, Robin Mukherjee and the Open Voice Choir.


Tickets available here []


Save the date: Wednesday 21st February, 2024.

Amnesty craft stall, People’s History Museum. Details to follow.


Non-Amnesty events


Thursday 30th November, 12:30, Media City, Salford,

Climate Justice Coalition COP28 Vigil:

“The world is watching, and the planet cannot wait”


A peaceful vigil with music, speeches, songs. Together, we can make a difference. All welcome.


 Let’s send a message to world leaders that we’re watching and demanding change.

Let’s remind media institutions such as the BBC of their duty to report on climate matters and hold the oil and gas producers organising Cop28 in the UAE to account.


Assemble from 12.30 to start at 12.45 and finish at 13.45. Thursday 30th November.

Outside the BBC, MediaCity, Salford,  M50 2EQ.

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Whalley Range for Peace and Justice

Saturday 2nd December, St Margaret’s Church, Rufford Road, M16 8AE

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword #21 with Amnesty Write for Rights stall,

Beech band, Open Voice choir, Tibetan Kitchen food, drink and shopping.

Please see attached flyer




11th December, 9.30-5pm,

Methodist Central Hall, Oldham St, M1 1JQ.


Greater Manchester Together With Refugees Workshop

Open to anyone interested in campaigning as part of the Together With Refugees coalition. 


Find out more and book your place here.