Hundreds march to show solidarity with refugees

Article published: Sunday, September 13th 2015

Around 400 demonstrators joined the national day of action to say “Refugees Welcome Here” in Piccadilly Gardens on Saturday.

“How dare they come to our city” – Tory party conference protest gearing up

Article published: Thursday, September 10th 2015

Around 700 people heard impassioned speeches by actors Maxine Peake and Julie Hesmondhaigh alongside local and national activists on Tuesday, as part of a People’s Assembly meeting around the protest against the Tory Party conference from 4 to 7 October.

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.

Flowers laid after migrant death at airport holding centre

Article published: Friday, August 9th 2013

Flowers have been laid after a man from Pakistan died at Pennine House short term holding facility at Manchester Airport.

Fundraiser held for woman fighting threat of female genital mutilation

Article published: Friday, April 26th 2013

A campaign to prevent the deportation of a woman at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) has called for public support to prevent her from being subjected to the violent and oppressive practice.

NUJ speaks out against detention of Manchester-based Iraqi journalist

Article published: Friday, February 1st 2013

Fears have been raised over the safety of a detained Manchester-based journalist who fled death threats in Iraq and narrowly averted deportation due to a last minute legal challenge.