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.
Graphic novel illuminates Thomas Paine’s revolutionary life and legacy

Graphic novel illuminates Thomas Paine’s revolutionary life and legacy

The British born Thomas Paine played a fundamental part in the American Revolution, which led to the formation of the world’s most powerful democracy.

The radical free thinker’s life is depicted in Paul Fitzgerald’s new graphic novel PAINE. The author answers The Meteor’s questions on Paine’s pivotal role in the American Revolution, how he fell foul of the French Revolution, and what the arch anti-royalist would have made of the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
‘Don’t shame her, don’t blame her, listen to her and believe her’: Migrant women’s community event hears stories of hope, healing and the hostile environment

‘Don’t shame her, don’t blame her, listen to her and believe her’: Migrant women’s community event hears stories of hope, healing and the hostile environment

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Casualties continue to rise in the war on drugs – is it time to call for peace? (Pt.1)

Casualties continue to rise in the war on drugs – is it time to call for peace? (Pt.1)

The desire to attain an altered state of consciousness is embedded deep in humanity. Something to take the edge off life, to allow us to forget our worries and be merry for a while, is a common desire. That something…

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.
Graphic novel illuminates Thomas Paine’s revolutionary life and legacy

Graphic novel illuminates Thomas Paine’s revolutionary life and legacy

The British born Thomas Paine played a fundamental part in the American Revolution, which led to the formation of the world’s most powerful democracy.

The radical free thinker’s life is depicted in Paul Fitzgerald’s new graphic novel PAINE. The author answers The Meteor’s questions on Paine’s pivotal role in the American Revolution, how he fell foul of the French Revolution, and what the arch anti-royalist would have made of the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
Casualties continue to rise in the war on drugs – is it time to call for peace? (Pt.2)

Casualties continue to rise in the war on drugs – is it time to call for peace? (Pt.2)

The war on drugs is failing on multiple fronts in the UK.

As the weight of evidence continues to grow against the effectiveness of prohibitionist policies used in this war, change is happening in countries across the world implementing evidence led liberal drug policies that benefit society and the individuals using drugs.

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.

Universities in Manchester need to value their students more than their profit margins

Manchester student returning to University this year after experiencing the last academic year under the Covid lockdowns, reflects on how the marketisation of education contributed to the dire experience of students through the pandemic.

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.

Eat out without selling out, at BOXCO

Eat out without selling out, at BOXCO

Every week sees new restaurants opening in Manchester with the last three months of 2021 alone seeing an additional 2.5% increase in new venues, being added to the over 650 eateries already situated in…

STAND UP + FEEL GOOD: Contact Hostel addresses gender inequality in comedy

STAND UP + FEEL GOOD: Contact Hostel addresses gender inequality in comedy

The Feel Good Club café in the Northern Quarter is packed with a diverse audience of male and female friends, couples, old and young, and the odd well behaved furry…

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.

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.
Andy Burnham announces new taskforce to save Oldham Athletic Football Club

Andy Burnham announces new taskforce to save Oldham Athletic Football Club

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham announces new taskforce for supporter-led football with plans to put fans in control of crisis hit Oldham Athletic
Sunak’s choice: to support the banks and their ill-gotten gains or to save the people from poverty

Sunak’s choice: to support the banks and their ill-gotten gains or to save the people from poverty

Economist Richard Murphy explains how quantitative easing really works, and how it benefits the banks and not the people of Greater Manchester struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.