Rent strikers at The University of Manchester (UoM) have been given a show of solidarity by 10,860 fellow students, almost a quarter of the entire student body. In an official referendum, only open to UoM students, 97% of respondents voted in favour of the strikers’ demands. The 350 members of the rent strike are calling for more students to join the movement in time for the next payment date on 20 April.
Songwriters Joe Solo and Johnny Campbell celebrate Engels Week at Working Class Movement Library
The Working Class Movement Library celebrated Engels Week last Thursday (24 November) with an evening of empowering songs by Joe Solo and Johnny Campbell.
“I can’t cash in claps” – Nurses vote to strike for the first time in history
The Meteor talks to a recently qualified NHS nurse about what life is like on Manchester’s hospital wards and how things have got so bad.
UCU members vote for strike action in ‘historic’ ballot
University and College Union (UCU) members voted overwhelmingly for strike action last month, to increase pay and improve conditions (81.1%) and reverse cuts to pensions (84.9%) in ‘historic’ ballot. If the dispute remains unresolved, up to 70,000 workers across 150 universities will strike over three days at the end of November.
Manchester says: Enough is Enough
Enough Is Enough campaign launches in Manchester with thousands joining together to hear rousing speeches from union leaders, MPs and community groups.
Village Manchester FC – cup victors are united against bigotry and hate
After a six goal thriller full of twists, turns and a tense penalty shootout, Village Manchester Football Club win a historic third Gay Football Supporters Network Cup.
Russell Howard kicks off summer of stand-up comedy at Homeground
Russell Howard trials material at HOME’s new outdoor venue Homeground ahead of Frog and Bucket’s Barrel of Laughs comedy night on Sunday.
Review – Resist: Stories of Uprising
‘In the age of fake news and post-truth politics, Resist: Stories of Uprising chooses to fight fiction with (well researched, historically accurate) fiction.’ – Ra Page Days after publication, Manchester Literature Festival hosted the launch of Resist: Stories of Uprising. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Protest: Stories of Resistance, Comma Press’s latest anthology of short stories pairs writers with […]
Mike Leigh hopes small independent media can ‘grow and be heard’ to counter failings in modern media landscape
To round up a host of events to commemorate the bicentenary of Peterloo over the weekend, acclaimed film director Mike Leigh attended a screening of his film Peterloo, at HOME Manchester, and answered the audiences questions on it’s relevance for life in the UK today. Film director Mike Leigh invited us all to join him […]
Manchester’s sound: November gig guide
Us Mancunians pride ourselves on the city’s rich musical heritage. From The Smiths to The Stone Roses, an education in Manchester’s cultural history is a right of passage for many. And in 2018, the scene is as vibrant as it’s ever been. As Johnny Marr and The Children of Zeus enjoy sold out shows this […]