Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, slated the Tory Government in Parliament on Monday, pointing out “What a terrible irony it is that the first day of Green Great Britain Week is the day that fracking is due to commence…” Today, Vivienne Westwood performed a break dance to Abba’s Dancing Queen on Cuadrilla’s ‘draconian injunction […]
Carnival raises spirits at Preston New Road fracking site
A month of rolling protest at Cuadrilla’s hotly disputed fracking site at Preston New Road in Fylde culminated in a Carnival For A Frack Free Future demonstration on Friday 28 July. Amongst the diverse and colourful attractions at the Carnival were a larger-than-life hare, a Mr Blobby impersonator and a world record conga team – […]
Why did the mainstream media ignore the UK’s biggest anti-fracking rally?
The United Against Fracking Rally (UAFR) took place in Manchester on 12th November. It was the biggest anti-fracking protest held in the UK so far. The UAFR was organised by Frack Free Lancashire, in conjunction with Frack Free Greater Manchester and Frack Free Ryedale, after the first operation to drill for shale gas for five […]
Greater Manchester is overspending its carbon budget and Places for Everyone will make it much worse
Environmental campaigners question the sustainability of the Places for Everyone Plan in light of the climate emergency. Have the GMCA carried out sufficient impartial analysis of the carbon emissions inherent in their plan?
Guest post from Steady State Manchester and Save Greater Manchester Green Belt.
‘All You Need Is Dynamite’ – Dave Haslam on revolution and the underground press in Manchester
Dave Haslam, author, journalist and former resident DJ at the legendary Hacienda club, on the Angry Brigade’s campaign to bring about revolution and the role of underground press titles such as the Mole Express in Manchester in the 70’s.
Three legal observers at ‘Kill the Bill’ demonstration lodge assault complaints against Greater Manchester Police
Legal observers have lodged complaints against Greater Manchester Police for alleged assault by police officers at a ‘Kill the Bill’ demonstration in Manchester, the Network for Police Monitoring says.
The Salford Star, reporting with ‘attitude & love’ for 15 years, is closing
‘I can think of only two local newspapers that consistently hold power to account: the West Highland Free Press and the Salford Star’ said journalist and author George Monbiot. The Salford Star is to close after the elections in May. Judith Suckling talks to Stephen Kingston, the journalism powerhouse behind the Star, on its rise and fall.
US trade deal threatens food safety standards and our NHS – whatever the Brexit deal brings
Biden may be set to replace Trump as US president, but the threat to Britain’s food and safety standards from a new US trade deal remains. Regulations and standards set while we were in the EU will be on the table at any new trade negotiations with the US
To combat Covid-19, Universal Basic Income must go viral worldwide
To combat the coronavirus pandemic a Universal Basic Income must be introduced to give people the financial security needed for them to self isolate effectively – argue Paul Harnett and Laura Bannister of campaign group World Basic Income. We are already seeing radical attempts across the world to lift people out of poverty so that […]
Activists take billionaire energy tycoon to task over ‘greenwashing’ at cycling tour of Britain
Anti-fracking activists took to Deansgate last weekend to protest the sponsorship of the British national cycling team by Ineos, the fracking company and chemicals giant. While remaining peaceful and respectful of cycling fans, the protestors gathered at the start of the race in Altrincham and at the finish in Deansgate. The protestors held banners and […]