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

Article published: Tuesday, October 6th 2015

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.

Tens of thousands march in Manchester: “just the beginning” of Tory Party Conference protests

Article published: Sunday, October 4th 2015

Today’s TUC and People’s Assembly Against Austerity demonstration saw an estimated 80,000 people march through the city centre to oppose the Tory Party Conference. A diverse mix of campaign groups, as well as unaffiliated protesters, gathered in Manchester today to send a message of opposition to the Tory Party

Anti-austerity choir kicks off week of action at the Tory Party Conference

Article published: Sunday, October 4th 2015

An all-female anti-austerity choir staged a flash mob performance at Piccadilly train station on Saturday, kicking off a week of demonstrations, discussions and creative dissent in Manchester. Emerging from a crowd of commuters and football fans, the group gave an attention-grabbing rendition of ‘Bread and Roses’ against a backdrop of anti-Tory banners.

Calais asylum seekers call for solidarity from the UK

Article published: Wednesday, September 30th 2015

Stand Up To Racism Manchester will be sending a delegation to Calais later this month to deliver aid and funds, and to demonstrate the city’s solidarity with asylum seekers.

Gerald Kaufman and Gorton councillor condemn Devo Manc

Article published: Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Gerald Kaufman denounces the Devo Manc deal at public meeting in Levenshulme. Gorton South Councillor Julie Reid warns of “privatisation by the back door” and warns of possible mergers between Greater Manchester Colleges.

Public support for the homeless mounts following eviction of The Ark

Article published: Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Teenagers gathered in St Anne’s Square on Sunday to campaign for the rights and dignity of the homeless, and to show support for recently evicted residents of The Ark homeless camp.

Devo Manc: regional devolution and inequality debate

Article published: Friday, September 18th 2015

Green party energy spokesperson Andrew Cooper spoke about the pitfalls of the Devo Manc deal, as it currently stands, to a large audience at the Friends Meeting House in Manchester.