Thousands turn out to anti-austerity protest

Article published: Sunday, May 24th 2015

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

Article published: Saturday, May 23rd 2015

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

Article published: Friday, May 22nd 2015

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.

Anti-TTIP flash mob stops Arndale shoppers in their tracks

Article published: Thursday, April 30th 2015

Stunned shoppers at the Arndale Centre witnessed a flash mob by STOP TTIP Manchester to raise awareness of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the free trade deal currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

‘The Enemy is Profit': The Free Education Movement

Article published: Wednesday, March 25th 2015

Student activist group Free Education MCR encourage debate about the possibility of a ‘free, liberated and democratic education’. In response to the Labour Party’s recent pledge to reduce tuition fees to £6000 a year, students gathered on the steps of the University of Manchester’s Samuel Alexander Building last week for an open mic session to discuss why they should be rejecting this policy and fighting instead for free education.

Disabled People Against Cuts launch local group

Article published: Thursday, March 19th 2015

A new branch of Disabled People Against Cuts will be launching this week in Manchester. The activist group are holding their first meeting on Thursday 19th March at Manchester Deaf Centre to kickstart a campaign against the government’s welfare reforms and the Work Capability Assessment (WCA).

Community journalism course for new editors and writers

Article published: Saturday, March 14th 2015

MULE still needs new editors and writers to help carry on the project. We’re offering an intensive 10-week community journalism course for people who are willing to commit to MULE. More details here…