Strike in the courtroom: solicitors and barristers oppose cut-price justice

Article published: Saturday, July 18th 2015

Solicitors are taking direct action to oppose further cuts to legal aid fees by boycotting all criminal law work in magistrates’ courts and police stations. They have been forced into it by the drop in earnings caused by the cuts and by concerns over the quality of legal representation available as a result.

Warning of deepening crisis at Housing Conference protest

Article published: Friday, June 26th 2015

Protesters gathered outside Manchester Central conference centre yesterday to express their anger at the government’s housing policy. While Tory housing minister Brandon Lewis was delivering the keynote speech at the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), campaigners warned of the ongoing disastrous impact of the bedroom tax and the deepening homelessness crisis.

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.

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.

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).

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 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.