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.

Campaigners call for closure of Yarl’s Wood Centre

Article published: Saturday, June 28th 2014

Protestors called for the closure of Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre at a rally in Manchester city centre last Saturday. Around 200 people gathered in Piccadilly Gardens for a march organised by Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST), Safety4Sisters, and Manchester Migrant Solidarity (Misol).

Refugee Week fundraiser for music charity in Salford

Article published: Wednesday, June 18th 2014

For a fundraising gig on Friday, Salford charity Musicians Without Borders has teamed up with the local Amnesty International group to celebrate Refugee Week 2014. The organisation uses music to help communities affected by war, displacement and torture deal with trauma. Musicians Without Borders has been running projects all over the world for 15 years.