‘Working Together’: new research project aims to engage autistic community

Researchers at the University of Manchester are appealing to members of the local autism community to participate in a series of workshops aiming to encourage people with the condition to take an active role in shaping the research.

‘Leader’ of Manchester Angels removed from ‘The Sock Exchange’

Homeless rights activists have disposed of their self-appointed leader Wesley Hall. The revolution within a revolution is an attempt to end the damage being done to the homeless rights movement by Hall’s questionable character and ‘leadership.’ Manchester Angels founder and ‘leader’, Wesley Hall, has been kicked out of the squatted Stock Exchange building on Norfolk […]

Sorrow at another childs death fuels Stand Up To Racism campaign’s determination to show solidarity with asylum seekers

The baby boy who was recently washed up dead on a beach in Kos is further strengthening Greater Manchester’s commitment to extending solidarity to people who are refugees.

Manchester Housing Action event this Sunday

A Manchester Housing Action event is taking place this Sunday, October 18th, organising the local community around tackling the housing crisis in Manchester.

Trojan Horse turns up at Tory Party Conference as three million say ‘No to TTIP’

The national stop TTIP campaign and their giant Trojan Horse appeared in Manchester this week to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade deal currently being negotiated between the USA and the European Union. The international Stop TTIP petition also reached 3 million signatures this week, just one year after it was launched, making it the most successful petition of its kind.

They say Warfare, we say Welfare – Scrap the Trident Bloc Imagines all the people living life in peace

The symbolic and universal Peace sign was flown high and proud through the sniper-chaperoned streets of Manchester as hundreds of thousands of concerned UK citizens descended upon Oxford Road to oppose the Tory Party’s austerity measures. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) bloc arrived with hundreds of supporters to send a clear message of defiance […]

Review: ‘Laugh Them Out of Town’ at The People’s Assembly Week of Action

A host of familiar faces took to the stage for The People’s Assembly’s special comedy gala at the Manchester Academy entitled ‘Laugh Them Out Of Town’ – with the aim of raising funds for their Week Of Action in response to the Tory Party Conference.

A locked-out generation: young people in the housing crisis

The housing crisis means that more and more young people are struggling to buy their own homes. The Prime Minister’s expansion of the Right to Buy scheme intends to turn the increasing number of young tenants from Generation Rent into “Generation Buy”, as indicated in his speech to the Tory party conference. Will it work?

Seeds of resistance sown at housing crisis event in Salford

A Manchester Housing Action event took place in Salford on Sunday 18, aiming to bring together local people and groups working to find solutions to the housing crisis. The free public event included contributions from Generation Rent, The Radical Housing Network and Focus E15.

Housing crisis: when does a crisis become a disaster?

Greater Manchester is being hard hit by the housing crisis just like the rest of the country. Tory incompetence in housing policy is pushing many people to the brink of homelessness, while more fall over that precipice every day.

”We will build the movement of movements” – Campaigners meet at ‘Time to Act’ conference in Manchester

As the Tories left town with egg on their face, a coalition of campaign groups hosted their own conference on Saturday called ‘Time to Act’ – a day of speeches and workshops covering a range of issues surrounding climate change.

Campaigners occupy empty premises to set up Homeless Hub

Manchester Angels, ‘set up to protect the streets of Manchester City Centre’, was founded by Wesley Hall in response to the tragic death of seventeen year old Adam Pickup in 2013. Manchester Angels are currently occupying a non-residential building together with the Love Activists, on Charlotte Street, with the goal of creating a Homeless Hub […]