The ‘Solidarity with the Strikes’ march, rally and fundraiser took place on Saturday 7 January in Manchester, the latest in a long history of political protest that won us rights and helped to shape our modern democracy.
The new enclosure: how land commissions can lead the fight against urban land-grabs
In 2020, Liverpool became the first city in England to set up a land commission. Researchers Jonathan Silver & Tom Gillespie track the widespread enclosure and privatisation of public land in preceding decades and highlight the power of democratic decision-making to force developments to serve the communities they are built in. When Boris Johnson sold […]
The privatisation of Manchester
As Manchester becomes increasingly gentrified and local communities are priced out, a new report on the city’s land use has found a pattern of privatisation and sell-offs – aided and abetted by its Labour council.
The NHS: some facts to consider on the way to the polling booth
Political economist Richard Murphy reveals some disturbing facts about the state of our NHS. Some facts on the NHS seem to be important to inform debate. Try these: New Accident and Emergency waiting times figures are the worst since targets were introduced in 2004, with one in six patients waiting longer than four hours for […]
Podcast review of Mark Thomas in Check Up: Our NHS @ 70
Mark Thomas is a comedian, political activist, investigative journalist and boasts of once being described as a ‘disgusting individual’ by former Lib Dem Leader David Steel. So when he came to Manchester for his latest show, ‘Check Up: Our NHS @ 70’, The Meteor jumped at the chance to check it out. Thomas is well […]