Wednesday 30 November saw local leaders gather at Friends Meeting House for the sixth annual meeting of The People’s Powerhouse. Those in attendance included Andy Burnham, Nazir Afzal, Bev Craig, Steve Rotherham, Tracy Brabin and Oliver Coppard. The Meteor went along to hear what they had to say.
Households across Greater Manchester are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis.
Economist Richard Murphy argues the failure to help households in this crisis is a political decision, rather than an economic necessity.
Greater Manchester is overspending its carbon budget and Places for Everyone will make it much worse
Environmental campaigners question the sustainability of the Places for Everyone Plan in light of the climate emergency. Have the GMCA carried out sufficient impartial analysis of the carbon emissions inherent in their plan?
Guest post from Steady State Manchester and Save Greater Manchester Green Belt.
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.
The Working Class Movement Library in Salford holds a unique record of Greater Manchester’s radical past that resonates with current social issues and the continuing fight for justice.
Elbit is the largest supplier to the Israeli military of unmanned aerial drones, which are used in lethal force attacks in Gaza leading to the deaths of Palestinian civilians.
Rafe Conn’s video documents the successful struggle of pro-Palestinian campaigners to remove the Israeli owned Elbit factory from Oldham.
Inspired by Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Isaiah Hull created this poem for inclusion in A Poetic Declaration, commissioned for the Ripples of Hope Festival at HOME in Manchester.
Andy Burnham promised a Greater Manchester Land Commission in his manifesto. We talk to Neil McInroy, chair of the Liverpool Land Commission, to see what the process can offer GM, and report the latest developments on Burnham’s promise.
The Elephants Trail is a project working in Greater Manchester to address the problems faced by people living with severe and multiple disadvantage.
Inspired by Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Maura Dooley created this poem for inclusion in A Poetic Declaration, commissioned for the Ripples of Hope Festival at HOME in Manchester.