Anti-cuts activists are to hire a mobile video screen that will give disabled people the chance to tell members of the Conservative party attending their annual conference what they think of the government’s “appalling” breaches of their rights. Guest article from Disability News Service.
‘You couldn’t leave your husband. It wasn’t done’ – the women behind the first domestic violence refuges
The story of the pioneering women who set up the first women’s refuges in the UK, challenging the perceptions of domestic abuse and providing drastically needed support to those suffering from it. Guest article from The Conversation.
A stunning set of photographs from a shoot at one of Maxine’s favourite locations, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.
Photography by Rose Baylis and James Taylor. Guest article from the Greater Mancunians blog.
Business as usual can’t continue says Co-operatives UK CEO Rose Marley. The IPCC climate change report ups the stakes for action to combat this existential threat and co-operatives have a big part to play in leading the way towards sustainable business practice.
Social workers are reporting that asylum seeking children are emotionally and physically falling apart due to delays in the asylum system.
Report by GM Immigration Aid Unit documents migrant children suffering under a dysfunctional asylum system.
The latest IPCC report is a damning indictment of our failure to tackle emissions leading to climate change. Matthew Paterson, of the University of Manchester, reports on the reasons for that failure, offers solutions and discusses the important role of the report in the upcoming COP26 negotiations in Glasgow.
Sam Jenkins, the People’s History Museum’s collections officer, studied history and wrote her dissertation on anti-fascism, so she’s the perfect person to turn to find out more about the Spanish Civil War, which began in July 85 years ago.
An epidemiologist’s report reveals some startling figures linking the high levels of Covid-19 mortality in Greater Manchester to areas experiencing the most inequality and deprivation within the city region. Guest article from The Conversation.
Two girls from Timperley in Trafford are taking on the world in the ultimate game of strategy. Guest article from The Mill.
Following the end of the ‘evictions ban’, Greater Manchester Law Centre did some research into the social housing sector in Greater Manchester. Social housing providers’ responses to Freedom of Information requests were used to consider the arguments against using ‘mandatory grounds’ to make evictions more ‘efficient’.