The Dream Weavers festival, at the Northern Quarter’s Oppidan Social, highlighted a shared dream of a society built on solidarity and justice. Activist groups and charities from across Greater Manchester attended to share their inspirational work.
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.
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?
Four-day festival in Manchester, 19-22 June, aims to reconnect and invigorate activists and campaigners across the Greater Manchester region.
Economist Richard Murphy says Boris Johnson’s argument that work is the way out of the cost-of-living crisis is flawed, due to ongoing government policy creating an abundance of ‘shit jobs’.
SICK! Festival is working to start the conversation on difficult health topics through art and performance.
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.
Climate Emergency Manchester are an activist group keeping Manchester council on their toes when it comes to meeting their commitments on tackling the climate emergency.
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.’
Stitched Up’s successful mental health ‘Crafternoons’ are returning thanks to new funding from the Manchester Wellbeing Fund.