March and protest in remembrance of Peterloo to oppose tower set to threaten massacre landmark

March and protest in remembrance of Peterloo to oppose tower set to threaten massacre landmark

The events of the 1819 Peterloo massacre still echo in politics today, with our right to protest, strike and protect our city’s heritage under threat from elites. This year’s commemorations feature speakers, music, a talk on media democracy – and a protest to save the historic Britons Protection pub from developers.
Bluedot addresses the elephant in the field while keeping the music alive

Bluedot addresses the elephant in the field while keeping the music alive

Bluedot claims the festival ‘eco-crown’ not just for having a range of initiatives to cut emissions and waste, but also by offering a genuine attempt to inform, educate and influence its audience.
Manchester Art Gallery celebrates the artwork produced by neurodivergent young people

Manchester Art Gallery celebrates the artwork produced by neurodivergent young people

A collaboration with local artists and Starling charity showcases inspirational artwork produced by neurodivergent young people at Manchester Art Gallery whilst talking about upcoming projects and how to get involved.

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Graphic novel illuminates Thomas Paine’s revolutionary life and legacy

Graphic novel illuminates Thomas Paine’s revolutionary life and legacy

Democracy in the Western world is commonly referred to as being in “crisis” of late, so the publication of PAINE and the graphical depiction of its protagonists struggle to form what became the world’s democratic superpower has come at a…

Manchester Art Gallery celebrates the artwork produced by neurodivergent young people

Manchester Art Gallery celebrates the artwork produced by neurodivergent young people

A collaboration with local artists and Starling charity showcases inspirational artwork produced by neurodivergent young people at Manchester Art Gallery whilst talking about upcoming projects and how to get involved.
The Meteor is changing – and you can be a part of it

The Meteor is changing – and you can be a part of it

We’re relaunching with a focus on our members and what matters to them.
Dream Weavers festival promotes a future of equity and justice

Dream Weavers festival promotes a future of equity and justice

The Dream Weavers festival, at the Northern Quarter’s Oppidan Social, highlighted a shared dream of a society built on solidarity and justice. Activist groups and charities from across Greater Manchester attended to share their inspirational work.

“Let’s change the world together!”

The Meteor spoke with ward councillor for Hulme, Annette Wright, about declaring a climate emergency in 2019, and the council processes that were needed to make it happen.

Why I joined the Green Party

The Manchester Green Party stands for climate and social justice — unlike Manchester Labour.

We must declare a biodiversity emergency here in Greater Manchester

As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and with the ambition to be a world-leading Green City Region, Greater Manchester must declare a Biodiversity Emergency just like it did for the Climate Emergency, says James Walsh.

Bluedot addresses the elephant in the field while keeping the music alive

Bluedot addresses the elephant in the field while keeping the music alive

If you were designing an environmental impact disaster to last four days, a badly run music festival would tick a lot of planet-harming boxes. And with the UK last week…

“What does being queer mean to me?”

“What does being queer mean to me?”

If you read the news or go on social media, things seem very bleak for LGBTQ+ people. And what better way to counter the hate and misinformation than with a…

The Friends of The Meteor category contains articles that have been published elsewhere and  selected by The Meteor team as worthy of sharing to our audience. They will generally have a Manchester or Greater Manchester focus and are from publications we trust and respect.

Castlefield Viaduct: Manchester’s new park in the sky could transform the city – but who will benefit?

Castlefield Viaduct: Manchester’s new park in the sky could transform the city – but who will benefit?

This week’s guest article is by Ian Mell, Reader in Environmental & Landscape Planning at the University of Manchester. He considers the possible impact of the city’s new sky park, and whether the benefits will be enjoyed by all Mancunians.
National Youth Summit offers co-operative solutions to the next generation

National Youth Summit offers co-operative solutions to the next generation

A National Youth Summit has been called by Co-operatives UK offering young people the chance to explore radical solutions to the big topics of the day – from job security and mental health, to climate action and ethical working.
Manchester bomber was a UK ally

Manchester bomber was a UK ally

Salman Abedi and his closest family were part of Libyan militias benefitting from British covert military support six years before he murdered 22 people at the Manchester Arena in 2017. He is likely to have been radicalised by his experience.

Part 1 of Declassified UK’s investigation into the Manchester bombing.