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Resisting a swathe of education cuts in Liverpool

24 March 2009
Two of Liverpool’s three universities – the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moore – are facing attacks.

Fight to stop course cuts at Liverpool university

17 March 2009
Around 700 students and workers joined a demonstration on Wednesday of last week against proposals to close up to eight departments at the University of Liverpool.

Dockers win the right to sue over asbestos

06 January 2009
Former Liverpool dock workers with asbestos-related illnesses have been given the right to sue the government in a landmark ruling at the High Court late last year.

Blocking the BNP in Liverpool

02 December 2008
Some 300 people came to a rally to demonstrate against the fascist British National Party (BNP) in Liverpool on Saturday of last week.


11 November 2008
Engaging with Obama I work at Liverpool University and on Wednesday of last week I was due to teach a class of 100 students about poverty in 19th century Britain.

Of Time And The City: Liverpool’s paradise regained?

04 November 2008
Themes of poverty, change, urban decay and renewal loom large in the new film by Liverpudlian director Terence Davies. Of Time And The City is a very personal view of Liverpool after the Second World War up until the early 1970s when Davies moved away.

Liverpool council workers are fighting for their jobs

21 October 2008
Hundreds of workers lobbied Liverpool city council on Wednesday of last week in protest at planned job cuts.

Liverpool housing workers vow to fight redundancies

14 October 2008
Hundreds of workers in Liverpool unanimously voted to say they would take strike action against redundancies at a mass meeting on Thursday of last week.

Demonstrating for the right to protest in Liverpool

14 October 2008
Activists gathered in Liverpool city centre for a mass leafleting last Saturday in protest at police harassment of political stalls.

Copperas Hill post workers refuse to cross picket line

07 October 2008
Postal Workers at Copperas Hill mail centre in LIverpool, which is earmarked for closure, refused to cross a picket line put up by striking Romec engineers on Monday of this week.

Voices of resistance call for troops to come home

23 September 2008
"If you don’t speak up, nothing’s going to change," said Falak, a young woman from Liverpool.

Unite NHS day of action

22 July 2008
Members of the Unite union working in the NHS organised a national day of action over the three-year below-inflation pay deal imposed on health workers. Union members in London, Brighton, Norwich, Liverpool, Manchester, Nuneaton, Leeds, Poole, Belfast and Nottingham all held protests.

Through Arab Eyes exhibition

08 July 2008
The work of two Arabic artists is featured in this free exhibition in Liverpool this weekend.

CWU conference: union set for crucial fight

03 June 2008
The CWU union conference, which is to take place in Liverpool next week, is likely to be a watershed.

Unofficial walkout at Arriva, Liverpool

13 May 2008
Bus drivers working for Arriva in Liverpool staged an unofficial walkout on Friday of last week in protest at new rotas and working hours.

Cut low pay not jobs, says Bectu conference

13 May 2008
The Bectu media workers’ union held its conference in Liverpool last week.

Art In The Age of Steam

06 May 2008
Art in The Age of Steam is an exhibition at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool that shows the various ways in which steam train travel has captured the imagination of artists, from its early days in the 19th century through to its decline in the 1960s.

Muslim chaplain Adam Kelwick speaks out against airport stops

01 April 2008
A Muslim chaplain from Liverpool has spoken out against the treatment that Muslims face at airports from anti-terrorism officials.

Liverpool postal workers discuss future of Copperas Hill

11 March 2008
Around 130 postal workers from Liverpool attended a meeting on Sunday of last week to discuss the future of the city’s Copperas Hill mail centre.

FBU election challenge to New Labour in Liverpool

04 March 2008
Firefighters in Merseyside are preparing an electoral challenge to New Labour councillors who back cuts in public services, say officials in the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).

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