Obituary: Manjeet Kaur – disability and human rights campaigner

Manjeet Kaur’s life is a story of extraordinary adversity and battles. She fought tirelessly and her work led to changes in policy and practice in several key areas. Manjeet Kaur died on Saturday 25 April 2020 in Manchester, aged 41 years. Human rights campaigner and activist Manjeet Kaur was born in Afghanistan in January 1979. […]

ALL FM to launch second studio with live music event in Levenshulme

The award winning community radio station ALL FM 96.9 are having a live music shindig on Saturday to celebrate opening their second studio at the Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, Manchester, M19 3QE. Starts 7pm. Everyone is invited to ALL FM’s Studio Two launch this Saturday in lovely Levenshulme. There will be live music and […]

Manchester Windrush project will document ‘hostile environment’ abuse

The “hostile environment” immigration policy of the Home Office has blighted the lives of many people it has affected. The Windrush Wonders Oral History Project aims to raise public awareness of these stories of abuse by recording and publishing them. A project launched last Thursday in Moss Side will record the effects of the Home […]

What should Labour’s immigration policy look like?

What should Labour’s immigration policy look like? Manchester Momentum are hosting an event in Manchester tomorrow evening to interrogate this question. New Labour’s record on immigration is poor. Following Tony Blair’s election in 1997, the Home Office introduced increasingly restrictive policies towards immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Deterrence underpinned a tightening up of the asylum […]

Manchester is hit hard by the overwhelming UK debt crisis

Britain is in the grip of a personal debt crisis, with an increasing numbers of families being caught in spiraling debt traps. Unsecured, non-mortgage, household debt is now at £239 billion higher than it was before the financial crash in 2008. When it comes to those struggling with debt, Manchester is hit particularly hard with […]

Manchester MP accuses Boris Johnson of Islamophobia and calls for full inquiry

Boris Johnson has been accused of Islamophobia by Manchester MP Afzal Khan, who supports the call of the Muslim Council and other Conservative Muslims for a full inquiry into Islamophobia within the party. Johnson’s remarks comparing Muslim women wearing burqas to “bank robbers” and “letterboxes” have received widespread condemnation, with politicians across all parties demanding […]

Demo against Tory conference sees 50,000 march through Manchester

The streets of central Manchester filled with 50,000 people opposed to Tory government policies, The Peoples Assembly estimates. The national demonstration, on the 1 October, drew people from across the country including, trade unionists, anti-frackers, refugees and campaigners supporting the multitude of causes the government continues to ignore. All were determined to let the Conservative […]

MEP Afzal Khan challenged on eve of controversial trade deal vote

Manchester’s Afzal Khan, former Lord Mayor of the city and current MEP for the NW of England, has received thousands of messages asking him to reject the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Khan told local campaigners last Friday he was still undecided on whether to vote for or against CETA, the controversial Canada/EU trade […]