Enough Is Enough campaign launches in Manchester with thousands joining together to hear rousing speeches from union leaders, MPs and community groups.
Why the protests against the Glazers’ ownership of Manchester United speak to a larger problem of economic and social impotence
Monday night saw thousands of Manchester United fans gather again to protest at the Glazers’ ownership of the Old Trafford-based football club.
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.
Struggle for social justice is at the heart of the People’s History Museum
Three objects that epitomise the successful struggle for change in Manchester are presented from the People’s History Museum’s collection.
Director Katy Ashton raises concerns over the police powers bill, “Peterloo would not have happened with this proposed legislation in force.”
Legislative theatre: enhancing and diversifying democracy, with a smile
Legislative theatre is flipping the power dynamics between the homeless and policy makers in GM, creating new workable policies drafted by people with experience of homelessness and tailored to their needs.
Manchester mobilises to ‘kill the bill’
‘Kill the bill’ protestors marched through Manchester today demanding the government retract the controversial Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill. Photography by Andy Barton.
Working Class Movement Library re-opens with Thomas Paine exhibition
Thomas Paine, the radical revolutionary of the American War of Independence, is the subject of the Working Class Movement Libraries first post-lockdown exhibition.
Salford tenants invited to join tenant climate jury
Salix Homes in Salford is inviting social tenants to join a first-of-its-kind tenants’ jury to consider how residents, social landlords and others can tackle climate change.
Three legal observers at ‘Kill the Bill’ demonstration lodge assault complaints against Greater Manchester Police
Legal observers have lodged complaints against Greater Manchester Police for alleged assault by police officers at a ‘Kill the Bill’ demonstration in Manchester, the Network for Police Monitoring says.
Salford Star closure – how Salford council tried to block and discredit the Star
The Salford Star has shut down. This article is a warning to others who may follow, on the pitfalls of founding a genuine publication that aims to give the community a voice and hold public bodies up to account. They will try to discredit you, block information and shut you down.
Here the Salford Star editor, Stephen Kingston, looks at how democracy perished badly under the Salford mayoral system.