Talking the Alternative: People’s Question Time on Sat 28th February

Article published: Wednesday, February 25th 2015

The People’s Question Time will take place at Central Hall on Oldham Street this Saturday. The debate, organised by the Manchester People’s Assembly Against Austerity, is part of a series of nationwide events aiming to encourage debate around the government’s austerity programme and strengthen opposition to cuts and privatisation

The long road to saving Ancoats Dispensary

Article published: Friday, January 30th 2015

At the centre of Old Mill Street stands Ancoats Dispensary. Once the ‘beating heart’ of the community, the building now lies empty and abandoned. But a group of residents is campaigning to raise money for its restoration.

Alternative journalism: asking the awkward questions

Article published: Sunday, December 21st 2014

Journalism lecturer Tony Harcup specialises in researching alternative media. Interviews with some of the former MULE editors were included in his book Alternative Journalism, Alternative Voices. He has now published an academic article about MULE as a classic example of oppositional reporting and specially rewrote it for MULE.

The Greater Manchester Campaigns Bazaar on 27 Nov

Article published: Wednesday, November 26th 2014

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.

Q&A: University of Manchester Living Wage Campaign

Article published: Wednesday, November 26th 2014

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

Article published: Monday, November 24th 2014

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

Article published: Friday, July 4th 2014

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.