This year’s Peterloo rally made connections between the political struggles of the past and the present, yet many Mancunians remain unaware of the significance of this democratic protest.
The events of the 1819 Peterloo massacre still echo in politics today, with our right to protest, strike and protect our city’s heritage under threat from elites. This year’s commemorations feature speakers, music, a talk on media democracy – and a protest to save the historic Britons Protection pub from developers.
Revealed: The company paid millions in public money for providing temporary accommodation in Manchester
A single company received £4.59m from Manchester city council for providing temporary accommodation for homeless households in the 2020-21 financial year, a freedom of information request submitted by the Meteor to the council shows.
‘Don’t shame her, don’t blame her, listen to her and believe her’: Migrant women’s community event hears stories of hope, healing and the hostile environment
Last year 25,282 people were detained for being immigrants, almost twice as many as the year before. Last week, human rights campaigners and organisations in Manchester came together for a day of action against government plans to deport migrants to Rwanda, and shared an alternative vision of hope and solidarity.
Four-day festival in Manchester, 19-22 June, aims to reconnect and invigorate activists and campaigners across the Greater Manchester region.
Demonstration in Manchester called for justice on the steps of Manchester Crown Court, for the ten young men convicted of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to GBH.
Greater Manchester Police deletes road safety Tweet placing burden on cyclists to avoid getting hit by drunk drivers
GMP officer Nicola Heap suggests cyclists and motorcyclists wear hi-vis to reduce the chance of being hit by drunk drivers, despite research showing around 80% of UK cycling accidents occuring in daylight.
The distinctive yellow bikes have collectively racked up a colossal distance travelled since the start of the trial period in Manchester, last November.
The 200 year-old much loved Manchester pub built close to the site of the infamous Peterloo Massacre faces a double-jeopardy threat to its future as Heineken brewery refuses to renew its owner’s license, and a controversial 26 storey skyscraper towering over the pub threatens to blot out the sky for pubgoers.
Protest march on 2 April starting in Piccadilly Gardens, forms part of a national day of action against the cost-of-living crisis. Organisers say, “We need urgent and significant intervention and it’s crucial we come together in unity to fight against all this.”