On 28th February 2015, the Mancunian Spring was launched with a trio of people power events, the Real Media launch, Peoples Assembly Question Time and Music Beats Austerity
The Mancunian Spring site has now attracted 25,000 views and @MancunianSpring has well over 1000 followers on Twitter.
We have highlighted the new peoples’ movement for social and environmental justice, including the Jeremy Corbyn inspired True Labour / Momentum movement, COP 21, the Peoples Assembly, Save the NHS, the peoples’ fight against fracking in the Manchester area (from Lancashire to Cheshire), the opposition, and alternatives, to the “Northern Powerhouse” and “Devo-Manc” and supported a free Scotland, an independent North and the balancing of the North-South divide
During our first year we were a part of the huge win, during the Summer Of Love 2015, at Lancashire County Council against the UK government, where the people, against all the odds, persuaded local councillors to vote against fracking, and we have provided a voice for the brave people of Barton Moss who were subjected to state violence and injustice (the conviction rate in the court cases was just 29%) whilst ridding Salford of the dreaded fracking industry
The alternatives to fracking were highlighted in the inaugural “Northern Greenhouse – A New Vision Of The North” article and we look forward to putting some fine detail to this vision at the Northern Greenhouse Conference on Saturday 5th March in Manchester