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.
Second day of UCU strike action heralds beginning of new ‘Winter of discontent’
The University and College Union (UCU), the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU), UNISON and the National Union of Students (NUS) joined forces for a march on Friday 25 November, travelling along Oxford Road to hear impassioned speeches in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square. The Meteor joined the rally to talk to those involved.
“I’m so happy and proud of the support we have had from Manchester”
These are Iranian-born Niloo’s words, at the demonstration for Iranian women’s freedoms, outside the
Central Library, on Saturday 22 October in Manchester. The protest was the eighth such gathering in the city in the 36 days that have passed since the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22 year old woman in Iran.
Manchester protesters remember Mahsa Amini, Iranian woman killed by security forces over ‘improper hijab’
Human rights defenders protested in Manchester city centre on 1 October over the killing of Mahsa Amini, a woman arrested and beaten by Iran’s ‘morality police’ for wearing her headscarf in a way that exposed her hair.
Manchester protests the Conservative Party conference
It feels like a lifetime ago now, but it’s only three weeks since the Conservative Party Conference. People from Manchester travelled down to Birmingham with The People’s Assembly to protest the event.
Enough Is Enough: have we had enough of Prime Minister Liz Truss?
The new PM has only been in charge for one month, yet already there are rumours of a Westminster coup. Not only that, but the nation is in crisis. How long before her MPs and/or the public say ‘enough’?
Manchester Pride has changed over the years since its inception in the mid-1980s. The Pride weekend provides more than just entertainment for the LGBT community, but is Pride doing enough to keep up with the community’s diversity in 2022?
Meet the animal rights activists fighting for a plant-based food system
Animal Rebellion staged a protest against dairy products at a supermarket in Manchester last weekend. Alex King spoke to them to find out more about their campaign.
The ‘anti refugee’ bill: Manchester takes a stand
Demo in St Peter’s Square sees those with first-hand experience of trying to stay in the UK after fleeing their homes speak out against the government’s Nationality and Borders Bill.
‘All You Need Is Dynamite’ – Dave Haslam on revolution and the underground press in Manchester
Dave Haslam, author, journalist and former resident DJ at the legendary Hacienda club, on the Angry Brigade’s campaign to bring about revolution and the role of underground press titles such as the Mole Express in Manchester in the 70’s.