The ‘Solidarity with the Strikes’ march, rally and fundraiser took place on Saturday 7 January in Manchester, the latest in a long history of political protest that won us rights and helped to shape our modern democracy.
The Meteor visited striking rail workers at Manchester’s Piccadilly Station on Friday 16 December to find out why the employees are so determined to win their struggle.
Wednesday 30 November saw local leaders gather at Friends Meeting House for the sixth annual meeting of The People’s Powerhouse. Those in attendance included Andy Burnham, Nazir Afzal, Bev Craig, Steve Rotherham, Tracy Brabin and Oliver Coppard. The Meteor went along to hear what they had to say.
The University and College Union (UCU), the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU), UNISON and the National Union of Students (NUS) joined forces for a march on Friday 25 November, travelling along Oxford Road to hear impassioned speeches in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square. The Meteor joined the rally to talk to those involved.
The Meteor asked photographer Gary Roberts to take some photos of ‘Real Manchester’ – the unique face of the city caught in glimpses by those who live it every day. Here’s what he came back with. If you attended our listening event on 16 and 17 November, you’ll have seen these pictures already. This is the story behind them.
Manston refugee scandal is just the tip of the iceberg, with North West asylum accommodation dilapidated and overcrowded
Sunday 6 November saw a crowd gather in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square, calling for the shutting down of the Manston immigration centre in Kent and to demand better treatment of asylum seekers nationwide.
Did you see any spooky goings-on in Platt Fields Park this Halloween? You might have encountered a world record attempt at the most people dressed as ghosts in one place!
These are Iranian-born Niloo’s words, at the demonstration for Iranian women’s freedoms, outside the
Central Library, on Saturday 22 October in Manchester. The protest was the eighth such gathering in the city in the 36 days that have passed since the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22 year old woman in Iran.
Manchester protesters remember Mahsa Amini, Iranian woman killed by security forces over ‘improper hijab’
Human rights defenders protested in Manchester city centre on 1 October over the killing of Mahsa Amini, a woman arrested and beaten by Iran’s ‘morality police’ for wearing her headscarf in a way that exposed her hair.
Last month’s Labour Party conference was positive and hopeful. There now seem to be some policies and plans coming together – but what does it mean for Manchester?