Preview: Acoustic Amnesty Women’s Aid fundraiser

A fundraiser at Sacred Trinity church on Thursday 16 July will see all-female acts perform to raise money for Amnesty International and Women’s Aid.

Council pursues blanket ban on homeless protest camps in city centre

The third eviction attempt of the homeless protest camp was heard at Manchester Civil Justice Centre on Monday. The council sought an eviction order for the protest camps in St Ann’s Square and Castlefield and a district wide injunction banning all further homeless protest camps from the city centre.

A job worth undoing: national day of protest against workfare at B&M

A group of protestors held a picket outside the Chorlton branch of B&M on Saturday as part of a national day of action called by Boycott Workfare. Gathering at the entrance of the store, campaigners held banners, handed out leaflets and expressed their opposition to the company’s participation in the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) controversial workfare scheme.

Warning of deepening crisis at Housing Conference protest

Protesters gathered outside Manchester Central conference centre yesterday to express their anger at the government’s housing policy. While Tory housing minister Brandon Lewis was delivering the keynote speech at the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), campaigners warned of the ongoing disastrous impact of the bedroom tax and the deepening homelessness crisis.

Thousands turn out to anti-austerity protest

Around 2000 people attended a rally in Piccadilly Gardens in protest against the Conservative government and their programme of austerity yesterday. As the crowd gathered in the afternoon sun to express their opposition to another five years of cuts and privatisation, the atmosphere remained optimistic, with a range of speakers and singers leading the demonstration.

Students end occupation to join wider anti-austerity protest

The occupation of the University of Manchester’s Harold Hankins Building came to an end on Thursday after the students decided to leave. The protesters’ demands for free education and their fight against the marketisation of education resounded through the country in countless messages of solidarity.

Homeless camp in St. Ann’s Square after second move

The homeless camp has been in the city centre for over a month, protesting against the dramatic rise of homelessness in Manchester and Salford. After their eviction from St Peter’s Square on Tuesday, the protesters have set up camp in St. Ann’s Square.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Graham Cooper

Ahead of the Whose City? Friends of MULE discussion at Black Lion pub this evening, our final panellist Q&A is with Salford community activist and youth worker Graham Cooper.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Hayley Flynn

The fourth panellist Q&A before the Whose City? event takes place is with Hayley Flynn, the author of the Manchester-born architecture and social history blog, Skyliner.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Cllr Kevin Peel

Ahead of the Whose City? Friends of MULE discussion at Black Lion pub tomorrow evening, our third panellist Q&A is with the Manchester City Centre ward, councillor Kevin Peel.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Chris Allen

The second in our series of Q&As with Thursday’s Friends of MULE Whose City? discussion panellists is Chris Allen, a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Morag Rose

In the lead up to our panel discussion event at the Black Lion on Thursday 14 November we’re running a series of Q&As with the panellists so that you’ll be familiar with the speakers and can come prepared with your own questions. Starting off the series is Morag Rose, who runs the Loiterers Resistance Movement and will chair the debate on Thursday.