In 2020, Liverpool became the first city in England to set up a land commission. Researchers Jonathan Silver & Tom Gillespie track the widespread enclosure and privatisation of public land in preceding decades and highlight the power of democratic decision-making to force developments to serve the communities they are built in. When Boris Johnson sold […]
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.
Households across Greater Manchester are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis.
Economist Richard Murphy argues the failure to help households in this crisis is a political decision, rather than an economic necessity.
The cost-of-living crisis is hitting those least able to afford it the hardest, across Greater Manchester. Rally in Manchester called out government failure to address the crisis and demanded justice for the 800 sacked P&O ferry workers.
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.”
Greater Manchester is overspending its carbon budget and Places for Everyone will make it much worse
Environmental campaigners question the sustainability of the Places for Everyone Plan in light of the climate emergency. Have the GMCA carried out sufficient impartial analysis of the carbon emissions inherent in their plan?
Guest post from Steady State Manchester and Save Greater Manchester Green Belt.
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.
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.
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.
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”.