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Protest for health workers called in Bolton

12 January 2013
Health workers in Bolton, Greater Manchester, are beginning a campaign against attacks on their jobs.

Radical surgery: snapshots from the fight to save the NHS

31 December 2012
Twenty five years ago this month 38 nurses from North Manchester General Hospital went on strike. They sparked a wave of action that spread across Britain and lasted the rest of the year.

Solidarity protests for Palestine in London, Manchester, Nottingham

16 November 2012
London Up to 2,000 people gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington on Thursday night to demonstrate their fury and disgust at the attacks on Gaza.

Socialists standing in by-elections

13 November 2012
Voters were set to go to the polls this week in the Manchester Central by-election and the election for Bristol mayor. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing candidates in both.

Lecturers fight back over the victimisations at MMU

13 November 2012
A packed branch meeting of the UCU union at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) voted unanimously to ballot for strikes against the victimisation of union officers last week.

More join healthcare protests as bosses' NHS lies unravel

09 October 2012
Up to four accident and emergency departments could close at hospitals in Greater Manchester—along with ten maternity wards. Twelve hospitals in the area are "under review" as part of the attack.

Manchester lobby against mental health cuts

02 October 2012
Workers and service users lobbied against cuts to community and mental health budgets in Manchester last week.

Three cleared of armed robbery in Anthony Grainger case

25 September 2012
Three men have been cleared of armed robbery at a trial in Manchester relating to an operation that led to Anthony Grainger being shot dead by police.

Lecturers' pensions action suspended

18 September 2012
The UCU union’s dispute over the USS pensions scheme in older universities has been suspended for talks, following a meeting in Manchester last Thursday.

NUS gets ready to march

11 September 2012
The National Union of Students (NUS) held its first mobilisation meeting for its national demonstration on the 21 November on Friday of last week in Manchester.

Two police officers to face charges over policing of Bolton UAF demo

31 August 2012
Two officers in the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are to face charges that they perverted the course of justice in the case of an anti-fascist arrested at a Bolton demo.

Anti-Atos protests take to streets of Manchester and Sheffield

29 August 2012
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Fighting to save the Ancoats Dispensary

21 August 2012
Activists campaigning to save the historic Ancoats Dispensary building in Manchester protested outside Manchester Town Hall on Saturday.

Manchester's battle to remember the Peterloo Massacre

20 August 2012
Statues of bankers and politicians pepper the town squares in Manchester. But the city does not have a monument or memorial to the Peterloo Massacre of 16 August 1819.

Police raids and night courts

31 July 2012
Anderson Fernandes took two scoops of ice cream from a Manchester cafe after finding the door ajar during last summer’s riots.

Art of West Africa comes to Manchester's galleries

19 June 2012
A festival of art and music from West Africa has arrived in Manchester. We Face Forward draws its title from words uttered by Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah in 1960.

Defiant lecturers pledge to resist Tory pension attacks

12 June 2012
Lecturers in the UCU union voted overwhelmingly to continue the fight to defend their pensions at their annual conference in Manchester last weekend.

UCU shows that small unions can pack a punch

05 June 2012
Lecturers in the UCU union will discuss the next steps in their pensions campaign at their annual congress in Manchester this weekend.

Meetings held to mark return of Climate Caravan for jobs

29 May 2012
Enthusiastic meetings of 50 people in London and Manchester wrapped up the Caravan for a Million Climate Jobs tour last Friday.

Picturing Politics: exploring the political poster in Britain

24 April 2012
Picturing Politics is a free exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester that charts the history of the political poster in 20th century Britain.

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