Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Chris Allen

Article published: Tuesday, November 12th 2013

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.

In Gove we trust?

Article published: Wednesday, June 5th 2013

Education Secretary Michael Gove doesn’t have the best history with religion in education. His plan to send a copy of the King James Bible to every school in the land – copies with references to his office printed on the spine – failed at first to attract private funding, reportedly stranding thousands of bibles for months in a distant warehouse. But what impact does his flagship Acadamies policy have on religious and secular education in Manchester? Najeeb Rehman reports.

A critical education

Article published: Thursday, December 6th 2012

After years of target-driven expansion, critics warn that adult education – when not supplanted by workfare – risks falling prey to a narrow agenda designed to suit the needs of low skill, low pay industries. In Salford, one group of prison leavers are trying a different approach. Helen Clifton reports.

Voices of the Manchester Strike

Article published: Thursday, June 30th 2011

Thousands marched through the streets of Manchester today in support of public sector strikes called against proposed pension reforms and in opposition to the government’s austerity drive. Trade unionists in the city took part in industrial action involving hundreds of thousands of workers nationwide.

Want to get involved with J30?

Article published: Wednesday, June 29th 2011

Union members and protestors across the city are preparing for a day of strikes this Thursday, as across the nation 750,000 teachers, lecturers and civil servants walk out in protest over proposed pension reforms and the government’s austerity agenda. Want to know what’s going on in Manchester? Then read on…

Bust the myths: six reasons to support the pensions strike

Article published: Tuesday, June 28th 2011

This week will see a wave of strikes across Manchester and the country as thousands of teachers, lecturers and civil servants take part in strikes called in opposition to pension reforms and the government’s austerity drive. Not sure whether you are going to join them, whether you agree or even what’s wrong with the government’s […]

Bahraini protestors in Manchester targeted

Article published: Saturday, April 9th 2011

Bahraini citizens who participated in a solidarity protest in Manchester against their government’s repression of pro-democracy demonstrations have alleged that they are being targeted for reprisals.