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Birmingham Revolutions - new display showcases a history of resistance

Birmingham Revolutions - new display showcases a history of resistance This display explores Birmingham’s vibrant and varied history of protest and activism— from the Priestley Riots of 1791 to the LGBT+ campaigns of today.

Sensational Man Like Mobeen breaks new ground

Sensational Man Like Mobeen breaks new ground The latest series of the sitcom-drama Man Like Mobeen is now on BBC3 catch-up, alongside the previous two seasons.

Cop charged with murder over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson

Cop charged with murder over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson A police officer has been charged with the murder of black footballer Dalian Atkinson.

More strikes are on the table at Birmingham university

More strikes are on the table at Birmingham university Workers at Birmingham university ended a buoyant two-day strike on Wednesday of last week. The Unison union members are fighting for all staff to get the Living Wage.

Strong strike at Birmingham university sees bigger picket lines and union recruits

Strong strike at Birmingham university sees bigger picket lines and union recruits Unison union members at Birmingham university struck on Tuesday

Birmingham health workers vow to fight on after bosses vote to outsource their jobs

Birmingham health workers vow to fight on after bosses vote to outsource their jobs Health workers in the West Midlands have vowed to keep fighting after bosses voted to press ahead with plans to privatise their jobs on Wednesday.

Ballot to begin to defend UCU union rep Dave Muritu from victimisation

17 June 2019
Workers at Sandwell College will begin a strike ballot this week in the campaign to defend sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu.

Birmingham Labour MP boosts attack on LGBT+ education

09 June 2019
Roger Godsiff has given a helping hand to campaigners who met with Katie Hopkins

A ban to beat bigotry in Birmingham?

04 June 2019
The threat to LGBT+ education is growing as bigots pledged to press ahead with protests outside a school in Birmingham.

Birmingham pride says no to division

25 May 2019
Tens of thousands of people marched through Birmingham as the city’s Pride festival began on Saturday.

Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute

17 May 2019
Striking home workers are celebrating after Birmingham City Council seems to have backed off from attacks on their jobs.

Birmingham anti-racists rally against mosque attacks

26 March 2019
Anti-racist campaigners mobilised in Birmingham in solidarity with Muslims after attacks on six mosques in the city

Resist the campaign to stop LGBT+ education

26 March 2019
Parents have forced a Birmingham school to drop LGBT+ education, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Five Birmingham mosques attacked in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

21 March 2019
Five mosques in Birmingham were attacked with sledgehammers in the early hours of Thursday.

Two struggles by workers in Birmingham trigger a crisis for Labour council

26 February 2019
Birmingham saw hundreds of workers strike together last week against attacks from their Labour council.

Birmingham bins strike sees strong fightback and solidarity

22 February 2019
Bin workers in Birmingham have staged two powerful strikes over discrimination by council management.

Two groups of Birmingham council workers fight to bin Labour’s attacks

19 February 2019
Two groups of workers in Birmingham were set to strike together this week against attacks by a Labour council.

Home care workers put pressure on councillors in Birmingham

22 January 2019
Birmingham home carers are striking back against a Labour council that refuses to back off from attacks on workers.

Striking home care workers take to the streets in Birmingham

15 January 2019
Striking homecare workers in Birmingham are taking their fight against the Labour-run council to the city’s residents.

Police officer guilty of gross misconduct in Kingsley Burrell case

20 December 2018
Kingsley died on 31 March 2011. He was restrained by police at a mental health unit and beaten severely while he had a towel placed over his face.

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