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.

‘The Enemy is Profit’: The Free Education Movement

Article published: Wednesday, March 25th 2015

Student activist group Free Education MCR encourage debate about the possibility of a ‘free, liberated and democratic education’. In response to the Labour Party’s recent pledge to reduce tuition fees to £6000 a year, students gathered on the steps of the University of Manchester’s Samuel Alexander Building last week for an open mic session to discuss why they should be rejecting this policy and fighting instead for free education.

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).

Community journalism course for new editors and writers

Article published: Saturday, March 14th 2015

MULE still needs new editors and writers to help carry on the project. We’re offering an intensive 10-week community journalism course for people who are willing to commit to MULE. More details here…

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 long road to saving Ancoats Dispensary

Article published: Friday, January 30th 2015

At the centre of Old Mill Street stands Ancoats Dispensary. Once the ‘beating heart’ of the community, the building now lies empty and abandoned. But a group of residents is campaigning to raise money for its restoration.

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.