Manchester 1, Tories 0: Take Back Manchester Festival outperforms conference in the rainy city

“Get off your arse and do something..” sang the Commoners Choir on Saturday night, at a Partisan pre-protest party entitled ‘Fuck the Tories’. The following day, an estimated 50,000 people got off their collective arse to demonstrate outside the 2017 Conservative Party Conference, under shared slogans of ‘No More Austerity’, ‘Scrap the Pay Cap’ and […]

‘Our Sam – The Middleton Man’: Community needed to help bring Middleton’s most famous son back to life

“In ten minutes from the commencement of the havoc the field was an open and almost deserted space. The sun looked down through sultry and motionless air. Several mounds of human being still remained where they had fallen, crushed down and smothered. Some of these still groaning, others with staring eyes, were gasping for breath, […]

‘The Uprising of Dignity’: film screening and book presentation by Manchester Zapatista Collective this week

This Thursday evening, Manchester Zapatista Collective are hosting a public documentary screening and book presentation in solidarity with the Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico. The event, taking place on Thursday 19th January at Manchester’s Green Fish Resource Centre, will be an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the movement and indigenous communities’ struggle for […]

The changing face of Manchester – for better or worse?

As the birthplace of the industrial revolution and a city famous for innovation, Manchester is no stranger to change. In this film The Meteor asks the people of Manchester about the changes they have seen in the city, and whether these changes have made a positive or negative impact in their homes. In previous episodes […]

Government support for hard working families leaves record levels in poverty

Despite a government that continually expresses its support for hard working families, a recent report on poverty shows that a record 55% of people in poverty are from working households. The report also highlights the disproportionately high level of disabled people living in poverty and the increasingly severe effects of the housing crisis on poverty […]

Review: Stand Up For The People’s Assembly at Manchester Academy

‘Stand up, that we might’ sang protest singer Grace Petrie. ‘Save tomorrow’ came the refrain from a game crowd at the second annual Stand Up For The People’s Assembly event. The night, organised by Manchester People’s Assembly, saw a host of established performers donate their time to raise money and awareness in the fight against […]