05 September 2020
08:30 - 11:00
MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, Manchester, United Kingdom
Extinction Rebellion North
The mainstream media is failing in its most fundamental duty: to reliably inform the public on the greatest issues of our time.
The news is the lens through which we understand the world around us. This lens has become dirty – corrupted by greed, political bias and corporate advertising – and no longer shows us The Truth as it is.
We have had enough.
On 5th September, individuals are encouraged to go Media City from 8.30am. People are free to assemble wherever they want, although the view on Media City footbridge, Salford M17 1TZ, is particularly nice.
For everyone who is sick of the systematic attempts made by major media institutions to ignore the existential crises we are facing, instead focusing on distraction stories to keep us divided, come and hear people speak to the issues that our media is failing to. If we are to fight these multiple crises and survive, we need each other, and we need The Truth.
Whatever truth you are fighting for, come and stand with us. Help us bring people power to our streets and to the doors of the powerful.
Anybody is welcome to join us. We will be highlighting how big media outlets fail to publish the truth about issues such as climate change and refugees. To join in you could bring your own paper boat, symbolising the rising sea levels, the boats that people crossing borders risk their lives in, and the fact that we are all crew fighting for the same cause.
Reuse old paper and make your own boats at home or make some with us at the action with XR leaflets!
Here are some handy tutorials:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEYfHp-uk0c = easier one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot_OXIXAsLk =Harder one
This will follow a night of flyposting to make clear to the people of this country that there are many truths, and the media is systematically choosing to withold them.
For information about how to GET INVOLVED with the Paint the Streets campaign on the night of the 4th September, please check out this document – https://docs.google.com/document/d/13ekeqxtJshlAfl00iK7T8d6kTg3BYHnEXpfi0FIAKuw/edit?usp=gmail_thread&userstoinvite=joanne.grounds1974%40gmail.com&ts=5f47e575