Social Centre to open at new home this weekend

Article published: Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

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.

Protest marks Bedroom Tax anniversary

Article published: Sunday, April 20th 2014

More than 300 people protested in Manchester city centre on 5 April against the government’s controversial spare room subsidy, nicknamed the ‘Bedroom Tax’, introduced last year.

The Anti Bedroom Tax Federation for Greater Manchester organised the protest to mark a year having passed since the policy was introduced. The Bedroom Tax has been hailed a political disaster by many, and has been a personal disaster for those affected.

Why do Manchester and Salford need an alternative press? Debate on Tue 25 February 2014

Article published: Thursday, February 20th 2014

The Manchester and Salford Branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) kindly hosts a debate on the past and future of MULE and the local independent press.

We’ll be back soon…

Article published: Friday, February 14th 2014

MULE is in hibernation and looking to relaunch soon. Do you want to be involved as a writer or editor? Get in touch: editor@themule.info. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Higher education unions strike at universities in Manchester and Salford

Article published: Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Higher education unions UCU, Unite and UNISON are to hold a one-day strike at Manchester’s two main universities and Salford University. The action on Thursday 31 October, which is the first ever coordinated strike between the three unions, reflects increasing dissatisfaction with yearly below-inflation pay offers from the employers, amounting to a 13 per cent cut in real wages in the last five years.

Campaigners launch petition to ban plastic bags

Article published: Wednesday, October 16th 2013

A petition to ban plastic bags in the Manchester area has been launched this month.

UK Uncut protestors block off Deansgate to oppose legal aid cuts

Article published: Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Manchester UK Uncut blocked a section of road on Deansgate near the magistrates’ courts during a protest against the Coalition’s proposed changes to legal aid last Saturday, 5 October.