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.

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.

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.