Stephen Pennells reports on climate justice campaigns in Manchester running up to the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow.
‘Greed and capitalism will not get the vaccine to the poorest nations on earth’: Manchester fights for fair access to vaccination
Stephen Pennells investigates the inequitable distribution of Covid vaccinations to poorer countries, ahead of a public meeting to debate the issues and push for a ‘Peoples Vaccine’.
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
Don’t let the coronavirus crisis usher in chlorinated chicken – and worse!
The UK and US trade deal negotiations are still underway, aiming to be finished for the end of the Brexit transition period with the EU in December. Campaigners in Manchester are determined to oppose the introduction of chlorinated chicken and continue the fight for the UK to keep its higher standards in farming and food […]
HSBC take flak for funding massive overseas coal projects, undermining Paris Agreement on CO2
Highstreet bank HSBC’s activities funding new CO2 emitting fossil fuel projects are under attack by campaigners across Greater Manchester, who are demanding the bank make a “Big Shift” to funding renewable energy Christian Aid’s on-going climate campaign (#BigShift) is now focusing on HSBC because of their continued funding of massive new coal projects in Bangladesh, […]
Manchester is hit hard by the overwhelming UK debt crisis
Britain is in the grip of a personal debt crisis, with an increasing numbers of families being caught in spiraling debt traps. Unsecured, non-mortgage, household debt is now at £239 billion higher than it was before the financial crash in 2008. When it comes to those struggling with debt, Manchester is hit particularly hard with […]
Manchester rejects post Brexit toxic trade deals with Trump
Do you fancy tucking into a turkey bathed in chlorine for your Christmas dinner? British academics think that may be a question we have to ask ourselves due to future trade deals with the USA, post Brexit. Chemically disinfected Christmas turkeys, with chemicals not meeting current safety standards, is just the latest scare story worrying […]
Power pulls politicians’ strings in Manchester: it’s time to cut them!
Donald Trump the puppeteer was recently seen in Manchester pulling strings to control Theresa May and Liam Fox (International Trade Secretary) who are both desperate to secure trade deals with the USA due to Brexit looming. The political satire, performed in Market St and St Peter’s square, was recorded to provide recruiting material for a […]
Marks & Spencers told to ‘stop funding hate’
Marks and Spencer’s business links with the right-wing press were recently put under the spotlight by activists from Global Justice Manchester. Picketing the M&S flagship store in Market St they invited shoppers to take action to dissuade the brand from paying for advertising with the tabloid because of its hate filled and divisive coverage, directed […]