Letter: money for Central Library…but not for community libraries?

Article published: Friday, February 22nd 2013

The Manchester Evening News reported on a £500,000 donation to Central Library. At first glance it might seem impressive that the Wolfson Foundation can donate such a large figure to a public library. But this money is to carry out the ‘wish list’ of culture bosses, after £48 million has already been spent.

By repeating baseless attacks on students, MEN is the GMP’s enabler

Article published: Friday, January 28th 2011

Yesterday the Manchester Evening News published a stern warning from a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) senior officer to those attending Saturday’s protest to behave themselves – a somewhat strange intervention considering that in last year’s protests most disturbances seemed to be committed by the police. In doing this is the MEN reporting on real ‘news’ [...]

For a generation excluded, lawful dissent is redundant

Article published: Tuesday, December 14th 2010

Among the predictable stream of condemnation for the ‘violent’ protestors on the December 9 demonstration against tuition fees, it was pleasing to hear David Cameron say that it was time to stop talking about them as a “small minority.” “There were,” he said, “quite a lot of people who were hell bent on violence and [...]

Student protesters occupy University lecture theatre

Article published: Monday, November 29th 2010

Students have been occupying a lecture threatre at the University of Manchester for almost a week following the first decentralised national day of action against education cuts and tuition fees.