Former prime minister Gordon Brown, speaking at the Ripples of Hope Festival in Manchester, says ‘environmental sustainability’ has to be a primary goal for the global economy, and that a Green New deal for the UK is essential in the run up to COP26.
Blocking the Green New Deal motion is a huge mistake for Labour
The Labour Party’s blocking of a Green New Deal motion is a catastrophe for the party, the country and the climate, argues Sean Benstead.
Councillor Support Network will promote a Green New Deal and fight climate breakdown
Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal believes that the fight against climate breakdown is one in which mutual support is imperative — the GND Councillor Support Network is their contribution to that fight.
We have a collective right to Manchester — let’s proclaim it
Our report on public land privatisation published two weeks ago has sparked a political debate across our city on how we might better manage our public assets. Here we publish reflections from an organiser at Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal.
Greater Manchester must leave green belt post-Covid and build on brownfield instead
Storm Christoph showed that Manchester is susceptible to the adverse effects of extreme weather events, which are forecast to become more regular occurrences.
Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal argue that we must abandon the idea of developing on greenbelt, and instead embrace bold alternatives which reflects the urgency of the climate crisis﹣starting with sites like Carrington Moss.
Raising the Roof on Housing: a round-up of our member directed investigation
The Raising the Roof on Housing series was funded by the generous donations of our supporters in a Crowdfunder we ran last year and its theme was chosen by Meteor Community Members.
Social housing is key to alleviating the housing crisis, so why are we not building it?
National statistics show that across GM as social housing has fallen, housing waiting lists and temporary accommodation has risen. Mayor of Salford Paul Dennett and author of “Safe as Houses” Stuart Hodkinson give their views on the state of social housing and what needs to be done to improve it. It was the crises of […]
‘Community wealth building’ is key to creating stronger local economies post-pandemic, says Manchester based think tank
If we want to own the post-pandemic future we need to concentrate on community wealth building, and embrace the “new Leviathan” state released by the coronavirus crisis, say timely reports released by Manchester based think-do tank the Centre for Local Economic Strategies. The key to creating stronger post-pandemic local economies is ‘community wealth building’ say […]
Rebecca Long-Bailey pledges to democratise UK economy and push for Green New Deal
Labour leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey launches her campaign in Manchester. She slams austerity and promises to create a fairer economy for all that will also tackle climate change. Rebecca Long-Bailey pledged to fight climate change, democratise the UK economy and replace the House of Lords with a senate outside of London if she became prime […]
Council leadership ruthlessly prioritises development and profit over its citizens wellbeing
The Manchester branch of Labour’s Momentum group criticise the leadership of Manchester City Council for its role in the approval of a plan for a temporary 440 space car park on the former Ancoats retail park site. Last Thursday, campaigners from Trees Not Cars – supported by a coalition of organisations that included Manchester Momentum […]