“It is time for the White occupancy of the Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art to end, and for agency to be placed back in the hands of East and Southeast Asian artists, curators and trustees,” the artists said in a damning report.
GRT History Month should reflect an honest history: a history of land struggles and state harassment
In this piece for GRT History Month, Sean Benstead ties together anti-GRT racism within the Labour party, land policy, and the government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.
The Manchester university highlights that the partnership is based on UK government guidance, but academics say it violates the institution’s publicly espoused values of anti-racism.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Manchester on Saturday, opposing the controversial police, crime, sentencing and courts bill which could severely limit the right to peaceful protest in the UK. The Meteor spoke to those who had come out on May Day to ‘kill the bill’.
Today is the anniversary of a very strange Covid-19 lockdown year. Six Meteor reporters reflect on working through the pandemic and the challenges faced.
There are five days left of the public consultation into Manchester’s monuments, statues and other public realm adornments. Katy Preen takes a look at what makes a monument and what matters in our public spaces and reports on the Manchester Histories public event to discuss the issues.
Do you have concerns about the types of statues, monuments and memorials used in Manchester to tell its history? If you do, then this online public meeting to discuss the issues, on 10 March, could be for you. Award winning author and former columnist at the Guardian, Gary Younge is one of the four panel […]
Gus John was a key figure in the Moss Side Defence Committee, which formed to defend Black people charged during the violent confrontations between the police and the public in 1981.
Prior to John’s keynote speech at an online antiracism rally on Monday 1 March, Ameen Hadi reflects on the reasons this conflict erupted in 1981 and how it can inform the ongoing struggle against racism.
Just nine years old, Blut Htoo had to run for her life from a bombed and burning refugee camp in Thailand, attacked by pro-Myanmar government armed militia.
Now living in Salford she fears the current military coup and crackdown will see many more refugees suffering like her family did.
Jyotika Virmani’s parents, migrated from India to Manchester in 1969. They overcame ‘rampant’ racism to establish themselves in the city and provide their daughter with a safe and secure home.
It was here that Jyotika developed her passion for science which inspired her to become an eminent oceanologist.