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.
Deaths due to illicit drug use continue to rise across the UK and Greater Manchester, while ethnic minorities are particularly hard hit by the criminal justice system pursuing the prohibition policies laid down in the Misuse of Drugs Act.
The government is pursuing the war on drugs with its new drugs strategy, but will it make a difference?
Ian Mell from the University of Manchester argues the case for more small urban parks, to level up the playing field when it comes to accessing nature.
University of Manchester researchers say we ‘can’t ignore inequality’ when it comes to combatting climate change and recommend increasing taxes on the super-rich and introducing universal basic income.
Guest article from The Conversation, first published March 2021.
Louise Thompson from the University of Manchester explains how to contact your MP with concerns about Ukraine, and what can happen if you do.
Professor Gary Younge’s ‘I danced here on other peoples’ dreams’ talk discussed the inequalities in society exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and explored the potential for people to build ‘a more diverse, respectful and inclusive society.’
‘What the bloody hell are museums for?’ Manchester Museum launches ‘Local Matters’ in Ardwick to help reimagine their role
Manchester Museum is reimagining their role in society with the launch of a research project investigating inequality in Ardwick, undertaken by Museum staff, and the co-curation of a South Asia gallery reflecting the experiences of the diaspora in Greater Manchester.
New study by University of Manchester researchers suggests international shipping ‘must make a radical change in course’ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions this decade to enable a path to zero emissions by 2050, and limit global heating to 1.5°C. Guest article from The Conversation.
In 2020 ‘over five million women, girls, boys and men in over 100 countries’ were provided humanitarian aid by Manchester based organisations.
BBC Rap Game UK contestant Meduulla premieres a song written specially for the event to reflect ‘Global Manchester’.
Manchester student returning to University this year after experiencing the last academic year under the Covid lockdowns, reflects on how the marketisation of education contributed to the dire experience of students through the pandemic.