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Manchester students continue occupation against university's pandemic treatment

Manchester students continue occupation against universitys pandemic treatment Students at the University of Manchester have continued their occupation of Owen Park tower in protest of their university's dangerous policies during the pandemic.

Students tear down fencing at Manchester campus as rage boils at lockdown treatment

Students tear down fencing at Manchester campus as rage boils at lockdown treatment Students say they have been treated with contempt by the authorities during the pandemic

Letters—Andy Burnham is leading a fight, and we should support him

Letters—Andy Burnham is leading a fight, and we should support him We believe that Socialist Worker should have backed Burnham’s position more forcefully

The Gardner’s occupation—a jobs fight that won

The Gardner’s occupation—a jobs fight that won Forty years ago this month a workers’ occupation of Gardner’s factory in Eccles, Salford, showed it’s possible to stop mass redundancies. Geoff Brown tells the story. Pictures by John Sturrock

Thousands protest in Manchester as Tory party conference begins

Thousands protest in Manchester as Tory party conference begins Chants of, “Stop Boris!” rang out in Manchester on Sunday as up to 5,000 people marched against the Tories, who were gathering for their party conference.

Protesters demand an investigation into death of Greater Manchester schoolgirl

05 July 2019
The family and friends of a Muslim school student who drowned last week are set to hold a protest in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Friday.

Anti-racists take to the streets against fascist Tommy Robinson

18 May 2019
Campaigning took place across Greater Manchester, Oldham. Liverpool, Carlisle, Crewe and Preston

The brutal history of Peterloo

30 October 2018
As director Mike Leigh’s film tells the story of the Peterloo massacre, Simon Basketter argues the events show how the ruling class reacts when its position is threatened

Anti-racists get organised to say no to the racist DFLA in Manchester on Saturday

29 May 2018
Anti-racists plan to protest against the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) in Manchester on Saturday.

‘We won’t let the Football Lads Alliance racists divide us in Manchester’

15 May 2018
The whole left must take the threat of the far right seriously, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Fujitsu workers prepare for strikes as bosses dismiss Unite rep Ian Allinson

14 January 2018
Unite union members at Fujistu have announced a series of strikes—as bosses dismissed victimised rep Ian Allinson. The first walkout will begin on Wednesday 24 January.

Drama in Manchester as protesters block buses during drivers’ strike

10 January 2018
There were dramatic scenes at First Manchester bus depot today as protesters stopped scab buses during a strike by drivers.

Bus drivers vow to keep up the fight as they begin their 13th week of walkouts

09 January 2018
Manchester bus drivers vowed to keep fighting this week as they kicked off their 13th week of strikes.

Coordinated transport strike set to bring cities to a standstill

07 November 2017
Bus and rail workers in the north west of England were set for a coordinated strike this Wednesday.

Defiant mood on the streets of Manchester as marchers pledge to drive the Tories out

01 October 2017
Chants of, “Tories out—Corbyn in” rang out in Manchester today, Sunday. Tens of thousands of protesters joined the People’s Assembly demonstration and festival outside the Tory party conference.

Thousands gather in Manchester to protest against the Tories and austerity

01 October 2017
Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in Manchester today, Sunday, to protest against Tory austerity. The Tories are beginning their annual conference in the city.

Taking up the fight against the local authority cuts

31 July 2017
As Bristol’s mayor calls for protest against Tory austerity, Sadie Robinson looks at the fight against council cuts

Anti-racists organise after third fire attack on mosque in Manchester

20 July 2017
A mosque used mainly by Nigerians in Manchester was set ablaze last Sunday after a four-year campaign of racist harassment.

Upbeat walkout against job cuts at Manchester Metropolitan University

20 June 2017
Groups of pickets were out in force across Manchester Metropolitan University to begin a two-day strike on Tuesday.

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