This week’s Friends of the Meteor is from Dmitrijs Andrejevs, an academic at the University of Manchester, on the subject of former Soviet states removing monuments from the days when they were part of the USSR.
People’s Assembly call for action on the cost-of-living crisis
Protest march on 2 April starting in Piccadilly Gardens, forms part of a national day of action against the cost-of-living crisis. Organisers say, “We need urgent and significant intervention and it’s crucial we come together in unity to fight against all this.”
Loan sharks are circling in North Manchester: debt awareness is key to fending them off
Chain Reactions debt awareness event aims to help the increasing numbers of families struggling with debt, which threatens to drag them down with it, due to the cost-of-living crisis.
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.
Lithuania stands with Ukraine: “our argument is with Putin and his generals, not with the people of Russia”
Lithuanians are fighting back against Russian propaganda, sharing reputable news sources to Russians blocked from hearing the truth by state-controlled mass media.
The plucky little country, neighbouring Russian Kaliningrad, has renamed street leading to Russian Embassy “Ukrainian Heroes’ Street”.
‘Mariupol is like Manchester’- says Ukrainian MP, as Russian bombing of civilians continues
Ukrainian MP Dmytro Gurin says the city of Mariupol is under a “medieval siege” that is “not war any more, it’s just killing innocent people… just try to imagine all of this in Manchester.”
How to write to your MP if you’re concerned about the crisis in Ukraine
Louise Thompson from the University of Manchester explains how to contact your MP with concerns about Ukraine, and what can happen if you do.
‘There are no co-ops in Moneyland’- author Oliver Bullough at the Co-op Congress in Manchester (pt.2)
The previous episode of this story outlined Oliver Bullough’s concept of Moneyland, which he reports on in his latest book and explained to the Co-operative Congress in Manchester. It describes a complex Steal-Hide-Spend system used by affluent people across the world, often in positions of power, who by corruption or other illegal activities steal huge […]
‘There are no co-ops in Moneyland’- author Oliver Bullough at the Co-op Congress in Manchester (pt.1)
The Co-operative Congress in Manchester this year saw delegates from co-ops across the UK gather to hear a key session on how to build a “fairer economy”: a topic that is close to every co-operators heart and a vital driver for people to become co-operators in the first place. Author and journalist Oliver Bullough told […]