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.

Protecting those who protest – Manchester Green & Black Cross on police bills, legal mutual aid and how we can protect our rights

With the passing of the draconian Police, Courts, Sentencing & Crime Bill it’s now more important to know our rights, to hold the police to account for their actions.

Nicholas Prescott spoke to solicitor Simon Pook, a volunteer with mutual legal aid collective Manchester Green & Black Cross, about holding the police to account, supporting marginalised communities and sharing the legal tools to protect ourselves.

From Radcliffe to Rimini via Moston and Milan

As the horizon expanding FC United of Manchester announce plans to increase educational opportunities for young people in North Manchester and prepare to play in a European final, it’s an exciting time on and off the pitch for the seventeen-year-old club owned by its supporters.