The Greater Manchester Campaigns Bazaar on 27 Nov

The Greater Manchester Campaigns Bazaar will take place on Thursday 27 November 2014 from 7pm at Academy 2 on Oxford Road. A chance to meet campaigners and activists and to find out more about what’s going on.

The crisis in local news – and the developing alternatives

Emma Hughes talks to journalists about the profiteering pushing local papers to the brink – and meets people producing their own community media.

Q&A: University of Manchester Living Wage Campaign

In the run-up to the Campaigns Bazaar on Thursday, MULE portrays groups taking part to learn more their work. Suzanne Duffy spoke to Matt Harriott, chair of the University of Manchester (UoM) Living Wage Campaign.

Q&A: The Greater Manchester & District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

In the run-up to the Campaigns Bazaar on Thursday, MULE portrays groups taking part to learn more their work. For the first interview, Kathrin Ohlmann spoke to Jacqui Burke from the Greater Manchester & District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Bedroom Tax Protest against Pickles at Housing Conference

Protesters gathered outside the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference at GMEX in Manchester city centre last Thursday to call on Eric Pickles, Minister for Communities and Local Government, and the government to end the controversial spare room subsidy, or ‘bedroom tax’. The demonstration, led by the Greater Manchester Anti-Bedroom Tax Alliance, was timed to coincide with a key note speech by Pickles to delegates at the conference. The protest was widely attended by affected tenants and activists from across the North West.

Campaigners call for closure of Yarl’s Wood Centre

Protestors called for the closure of Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre at a rally in Manchester city centre last Saturday. Around 200 people gathered in Piccadilly Gardens for a march organised by Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST), Safety4Sisters, and Manchester Migrant Solidarity (Misol).

Social Centre to open at new home this weekend

Manchester’s Social Centre Subrosa will open this Saturday at a former hair and beauty salon in Moss Side. This “new hub for activism” will be run by volunteers and offer a meeting space, a not-for-profit vegan café, computer work desks and a radical library.

The crisis in local news – and the developing alternatives

Emma Hughes talks to journalists about the profiteering pushing local papers to the brink – and meets people producing their own community media.

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.