About:In May 2010 17 campaigners took direct action at Manchester Airport, opposing plans to destroy local homes in order to expand the World Freight Centre and temporarily shutting it down to stop some of the 5 million tonnes of annual carbon emissions. The legal system found the campaigners guilty of breaking the law, but this campaign continues to challenge airport's plans to become the 'Heathrow of the North' by 2050 and fight for recognition that the aviation industry are the real climate criminals.
- MAoT on 27th to 29th May – Manchester Airport – The Camp at the End of the Runway
- Aura Hazel on 27th to 29th May – Manchester Airport – The Camp at the End of the Runway
- manchester airport parking on Manchester Airport on Trial verdict to be annnounced TODAY!
- Sarah Clayton on Expert Reports now online
- Ian Baker on Expert Witness Reports
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Last week Manchester Airport on Trial received an email containing a press release from Manchester City Council announcing that the leader of the council had been invited to a global climate conference. Let’s get this straight. Sir Richard Leese is … Continue reading
Today defendants Tilly Gifford and Dan Glass from the Climate 9 had their appeal heard at Edinburgh Appeal Court against the conviction they received last summer for Breach of the Peace. The conviction related to a direct action taken in … Continue reading
Last weekend campaigners from across the north joined Manchester Climate Action and Manchester Airport on Trial to set up a temporary camp in the woods by Manchester Airport. The camp was attended by around 40 people over the weekend who … Continue reading
Event Details: Manchester Airport is planning to press ahead with its expansion plans, demolishing local homes and green spaces, and doubling air freight capacity. Come and spend a weekend in the woods, getting to know the area and local residents, … Continue reading
This video from direct action group Take VAT shows how the aviation industry as a whole receives special treatment, not just by environmental standards but also economically. For more information on the tax breaks received by aviation read the 10 … Continue reading
We’ve now uploaded the expert reports from the second trial. There are a couple more to be done, but most of them are already up on this page.
At 9am this morning, a real sense of solidarity could be felt outside Trafford Magistrate’s Court. There was a great turn-out to support the six defendants from Manchester Airport on Trial appearing in court to face charges of aggravated trespass … Continue reading
The second trial began this morning with a massive show of support for six climate protesters who breached airside security at Manchester Airport in May 2010. Supporters of the ‘Manchester Airport on Trial’ group gathered outside court this morning with … Continue reading
As Manchester Airport on Trial looksto the future for the second trial, which begins on February 21st, Mark Haworth reflects on the first trial in which he and 10 other defendants were charged with wilful obstruction of a public highway. … Continue reading
Amanda Walters and Mark Haworth were found guilty this afternoon, but said that the campaign against the airport will continue. Today the court heard the defence case, that the expansion of the Airport would have significant impacts on local homes and … Continue reading