Keisha Thompson: ‘How to Make an Article 25’

Inspired by Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Keisha Thompson created this poem for inclusion in A Poetic Declaration, commissioned for the Ripples of Hope Festival at HOME in Manchester, in September.

Keisha will be one of the judges selecting 30 poems from school children across Greater Manchester to create a new Poetic Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which will be unveiled online on 10 December – Human Rights Day.

How corrupt is the UK?

Political economist Richard Murphy addresses this question in response to Boris Johnson claiming the UK “is not remotely a corrupt country” after being barraged by questions on ethical standards by journalists at the Cop26 summit, referring to the Owen Patterson lobbying scandal.

What happened to nuclear free Manchester?

Once upon a time, Manchester saw itself as a leading light in the fight against nuclear annihilation.

Dr Kim Foale says that now, not only do we have several companies here who manufacture or assist in the production of nuclear missiles and submarines, we put them in the regional marketing brochure.