Blocking the Green New Deal motion is a huge mistake for Labour

Blocking the Green New Deal motion is a huge mistake for Labour

The Labour Party’s blocking of a Green New Deal motion is a catastrophe for the party, the country and the climate, argues Sean Benstead.
Sir Richard Leese’s swan song was to commission a memorial to inequality

Sir Richard Leese’s swan song was to commission a memorial to inequality

In response to recent news that Richard Leese is to stand down as leader of Manchester City Council, local disabled activist Brian Hilton shares his personal views on Sir Richard and his legacy.
Policing of pandemic disproportionately affected people of colour, report says

Policing of pandemic disproportionately affected people of colour, report says

Policing of the pandemic “maintains racial injustice, further entrenches existing structural inequalities, and poses a threat to the safety and wellbeing of racially minoritised and working-class communities,” the authors say.

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‘Justice gap’ is widening due to legal aid cuts and Covid induced deprivation

‘Justice gap’ is widening due to legal aid cuts and Covid induced deprivation

Manchester has been hit hard by the Covid pandemic. Nearly a quarter of a million people in Manchester – a fifth of the city’s workforce – were under threat of losing their jobs (or lost them) during the last year.…

‘They take your freedom to be happy’ – former Afghan refugee and Manchester City player condemns Taliban oppression

‘They take your freedom to be happy’ – former Afghan refugee and Manchester City player condemns Taliban oppression

Nadia Nadim is a former Afghan refugee who’s family fled the country 20 years ago when her father was killed by the Taliban. She fell in love with football during her time at a refugee camp in Denmark.
Rochdale’s community-led housing pioneers lead the way to more social homes

Rochdale’s community-led housing pioneers lead the way to more social homes

Terry and Sue Smith have set up a housing co-operative to build homes for the community in Langley. ‘Rochdale is the birthplace of co-operation. We’re channelling that spirit.’
Food bank users challenge negative stereotypes peddled by politicians

Food bank users challenge negative stereotypes peddled by politicians

Can You Hear Me Now? Project aims to dismiss damaging stereotypes around food bank use, by giving voice to the users, and promote an ongoing discussion about how to tackle poverty across Greater Manchester.

Blocking the Green New Deal motion is a huge mistake for Labour

The Labour Party’s blocking of a Green New Deal motion is a catastrophe for the party, the country and the climate, argues Sean Benstead.

Sir Richard Leese’s swan song was to commission a memorial to inequality

In response to recent news that Richard Leese is to stand down as leader of Manchester City Council, local disabled activist Brian Hilton shares his personal views on Sir Richard and his legacy.

Councillor Support Network will promote a Green New Deal and fight climate breakdown

Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal believes that the fight against climate breakdown is one in which mutual support is imperative — the GND Councillor Support Network is their contribution to that fight.

‘All You Need Is Dynamite’ – Dave Haslam on revolution and the underground press in Manchester

‘All You Need Is Dynamite’ – Dave Haslam on revolution and the underground press in Manchester

Dave Haslam’s new book instantly piqued my curiosity with its bold title: All You Need is Dynamite. It evoked memories of one of my favorite films, A Fistful of Dynamite…

Cloud Studies is filled with hope not hate

Cloud Studies is filled with hope not hate

I have always perceived clouds as beautiful things. A good cloudscape can turn a wonderful view over a landscape into something stunning that elevates your mind to thinking about higher…

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Mobile video screen will tell delegates in Manchester the ‘appalling’ truth about their Tory government

Mobile video screen will tell delegates in Manchester the ‘appalling’ truth about their Tory government

Anti-cuts activists are to hire a mobile video screen that will give disabled people the chance to tell members of the Conservative party attending their annual conference what they think of the government’s “appalling” breaches of their rights. Guest article from Disability News Service.
‘You couldn’t leave your husband. It wasn’t done’ – the women behind the first domestic violence refuges

‘You couldn’t leave your husband. It wasn’t done’ – the women behind the first domestic violence refuges

The story of the pioneering women who set up the first women’s refuges in the UK, challenging the perceptions of domestic abuse and providing drastically needed support to those suffering from it. Guest article from The Conversation.
Maxine Peake at the Working Class Movement Library

Maxine Peake at the Working Class Movement Library

A stunning set of photographs from a shoot at one of Maxine’s favourite locations, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford. Photography by Rose Baylis and James Taylor. Guest article from the Greater Mancunians blog.