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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.

Packaging workers target clients

10 April 2012
Locked out workers from Mayr Melnof Packaging (MMP) factory in Bootle near Liverpool were in Manchester on Thursday of last week.

Anti-fracking network launched

20 March 2012
Over 70 activists converged in Manchester on Saturday for the first national anti‑fracking meeting.

Sparks hold rank and file meeting

20 March 2012
Over 100 rank and file electricians held a national meeting in Manchester last Saturday.

Plans to bring Engels' 'Condition of the Working Class in England' to modern Manchester

28 February 2012
In the early 1840s a young German revolutionary called Frederick Engels spent three years in Manchester. He observed how rapid industrialisation had made working class lives a misery.

Fascists fail to divide people in Hyde

28 February 2012
Some 800 mostly local people came out to show their disgust at a racist mobilisation in Hyde, Greater Manchester, last Saturday.

Victim's family condemns racist EDL march

21 February 2012
The family of a 17-year old who was violently assaulted in Hyde, near Manchester, earlier this month have told the EDL not to hold an anti-Asian protest this Saturday.

Victory saves Sure Start

07 February 2012
Some 39 Sure Start centres in Manchester and two day care centres in Salford have been saved from cuts.

Build for a national electricians’ walkout

24 January 2012
Electricians protested in Glasgow, Manchester and London last week.

Unanimous vote to end dispute at Fujitsu

24 January 2012
Unite union members at the Manchester site of IT giant Fujitsu have unanimously voted to accept an offer to settle their long-running dispute.

Manchester protest delivers solidarity to Bahrain medics

28 November 2011
Supporters of Bahraini medical staff who have been detained and tortured for tending to anti-regime protesters held a solidarity demonstration outside the Manchester Royal Infirmary last week.

Anti-academies conference meets

28 November 2011
Some 50 trade unionists and campaigners met at the North West anti academies conference in Manchester last Saturday.

Supporting N30: activists plan kaleidoscope of solidarity

22 November 2011
Activists in Manchester are busy organising feeder marches, solidarity rallies and delegations for the 30 November strikes.

Anger on the streets of London as 10,000 students demonstrate

09 November 2011
The demonstration has now swollen to around 10,000 strong. It is noisy and militant, with delegations of students from across Britain, including Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Oxford and Brighton.

Electricians picket construction sites and power stations

02 November 2011
The battle to stop building bosses tearing up contracts and slashing wages saw pickets in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottinghamshire this morning, Wednesday.

Demo says ‘Don’t take their home’

25 October 2011
Around 70 people gathered outside Longsight police station in Manchester to protest against an eviction on Tuesday of last week.

Protests spoil Bahraini Business Seminar in Manchester

13 October 2011
Protesters confronted Bahraini prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa as he entered a "Doing business in Bahrain" seminar with the Manchester Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

Don’t let TUC leaders cut a dodgy deal behind workers’ backs

11 October 2011
Brendan Barber’s secret talks with Tory ministers at their conference in Manchester sent out a danger signal.

Fujitsu industrial action suspended for negotiations

04 October 2011
Industrial action by IT workers at Fujitsu in Greater Manchester has been suspended after a last minute agreement with company management.

Manchester demo takes on Tories

04 October 2011
The Tories got a taste of the anger against them as a huge demonstration swept past their conference in Manchester on Sunday. Up to 35,000 people joined the march, which was initiated by Right to Work and organised by the TUC.

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