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The brutal history of Peterloo

The brutal history of Peterloo 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

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

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

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

Drama in Manchester as protesters block buses during drivers’ strike 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

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

Anger grows in EIS union as Scottish college bosses drag their feet over pay deal

13 June 2017
Scottish college bosses are still dragging their feet in a long-running dispute over equal pay.

Blame the system that creates terrorism

30 May 2017
Terrorist attacks are often a brutal response to a brutal world, explains Simon Basketter—and the only way to end the violence is to transform the society that breeds it

Police raids sow fear in Manchester

30 May 2017
The cops’ heavy-handed response to the Manchester attack has chilling echoes of the state’s deadly clampdown that followed the 7/7 bombings in 2005, writes Dave Sewell

LETTERS: Why are people homeless on Manchester’s streets?

30 May 2017
In a poll in Manchester last week tackling homelessness was viewed by half the respondents as an important factor in deciding their vote.

‘I will not be silent after racist attack’

17 January 2017
Nahella Ashraf, an activist from Manchester Stand Up To Racism (SUTR), speaks out after being subjected to a racist attack on a trip to Hammersmith, west London, earlier this month

Fujitsu IT workers launch new wave of strikes against bosses' attacks

13 January 2017
IT workers in Manchester are resisting a multinational firm's attack. Fujitsu is holding down pay, robbing pensions and planning mass layoffs.

FirstGroup bosses call for talks after solid strike of bus drivers in Manchester

24 May 2016
Some 150 bus drivers joined the picket line at FirstGroup’s Manchester Queen’s Road depot on Tuesday in a row over changes to conditions and bargaining procedures.

Manchester march is our chance to step up the fightback

22 September 2015
New Tory attacks will make life harder for the poorest people in Britain.

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