For this week’s Friends Of The Meteor, we are republishing the open letter sent by RAPAR to the head of Stockport Council, regarding the squalid conditions at a hotel being used to accommodate asylum seekers.
Chris Kaba: a nationwide call for action after fatal police shooting
The killing of unarmed Chris Kaba by a police marksman shocked people all over the UK. Manchester, like many British towns and cities, held a rally to demand justice for his death.
Manchester bomber was a UK ally
Salman Abedi and his closest family were part of Libyan militias benefitting from British covert military support six years before he murdered 22 people at the Manchester Arena in 2017. He is likely to have been radicalised by his experience.
Part 1 of Declassified UK’s investigation into the Manchester bombing.
Casualties continue to rise in the war on drugs – is it time to call for peace? (Pt.2)
The war on drugs is failing on multiple fronts in the UK.
As the weight of evidence continues to grow against the effectiveness of prohibitionist policies used in this war, change is happening in countries across the world implementing evidence led liberal drug policies that benefit society and the individuals using drugs.
Casualties continue to rise in the war on drugs – is it time to call for peace? (Pt.1)
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?
‘Justice not jail’ called for in conspiracy case of ten young black men from Manchester
Demonstration in Manchester called for justice on the steps of Manchester Crown Court, for the ten young men convicted of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to GBH.
Protecting those who protest – Manchester Green & Black Cross on police bills, legal mutual aid and how we can protect our rights
With the passing of the draconian Police, Courts, Sentencing & Crime Bill it’s now more important to know our rights, to hold the police to account for their actions.
Nicholas Prescott spoke to solicitor Simon Pook, a volunteer with mutual legal aid collective Manchester Green & Black Cross, about holding the police to account, supporting marginalised communities and sharing the legal tools to protect ourselves.
May Day march highlights the necessity of trade unions in today’s challenging work environment
Transport workers striking for better pay and conditions, picketing Piccadilly train station, joined the Manchester May Day Festival.
Festival formed part of the International Workers Day celebrations, occurring across the world, celebrating past-victories and supporting current struggles for workers rights.
Greater Manchester Police deletes road safety Tweet placing burden on cyclists to avoid getting hit by drunk drivers
GMP officer Nicola Heap suggests cyclists and motorcyclists wear hi-vis to reduce the chance of being hit by drunk drivers, despite research showing around 80% of UK cycling accidents occuring in daylight.
‘We need a reform of the prison system’ – the Manchester charity supporting ex-prisoners
By helping ex-prisoners rebuild their lives and reestablish themselves in society, Manchester charity On The Out aims to break the stigma and reduce the reoffending cycle caused by a lack of support for people after leaving prison.