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In pictures: Birmingham Pride

03 June 2012
Photos from an angry Birmingham Pride yesterday (Saturday) by Geoff Dexter

Lansley not having a very Nice time

22 May 2012
Over 60 people braved hail to protest against health secretary Andrew Lansley when he spoke at the Nice health organisation’s conference in Birmingham last week.

Fury at NHS workfare scheme

22 May 2012
Bosses at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust are getting "unpaid jobseekers" to provide patient care on wards.

Birmingham banner drop student found not guilty

28 February 2012
Student activist Edd Bauer has been found not guilty of intentionally causing danger to the public and conspiring with others to do so.

Fighting the Cuts, Banner Theatre

21 February 2012
Birmingham-based Banner Theatre has put together a hard-hitting music and multimedia show called Fighting the Cuts.

Strikers have the power to save Birmingham school

04 February 2012
Around 100 people joined a picket line at Montgomery Primary School in Birmingham on Wednesday of last week.

'Who got the power? We got the power!' say strikers at Montgomery school

25 January 2012
Around 100 people joined a picket line at Montgomery Primary School in Birmingham today, Wednesday.

BBC Birmingham workers strike against job cuts

24 January 2012
Around 100 angry BBC workers at Mailbox Birmingham began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday of last week.

On strike against forced academies

24 January 2012
Three unions were set to strike together on Wednesday of this week at Birmingham’s Montgomery primary school.

Birmingham BBC workers vote for strike

10 January 2012
BBC workers in Birmingham have voted by 87 percent for strikes.

Wildcat strikes hit post over Christmas

03 January 2012
Agency post workers walked out unofficially at the Royal Mail sorting office in Birmingham after bosses failed to pay their Christmas wages on time.

Solid strike against academies in Birmingham

13 December 2011
Teachers and support staff at Montgomery Primary School in Birmingham struck today, Tuesday, against their school becoming an academy.

Uni bosses ban Brum sit-ins

13 December 2011
Birmingham University has won a high court injunction against all occupation protests on its campus for the next 12 months.

John Hindmarch 1932–2011

22 November 2011
Born in Jarrow, South Shields, in the middle of the Great Depression, John Hindmarch was an extraordinary individual. He left South Shields to look for work at the end of the Second World War, and eventually landed up in Birmingham.

Occupy protests keep on growing

08 November 2011
There are now at least 15 occupations underway across Britain—in Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, London Stock Exchange, London Finsbury Square, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Student occupations round-up

08 November 2011
Birmingham Student activists occupied Birmingham university’s Corporate Conference Centre on Wednesday of last week.

Birmingham bin workers vote to strike

01 November 2011
Birmingham bin workers in the Unite and GMB unions have voted for industrial action against pay cuts and job losses. Stewards were set to meet this week to decide their next steps—up to and including strikes.

Anti-racists stand up to EDL in Birmingham

30 October 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) suffered a disastrous day this weekend, on Saturday.

Birmingham council strikers rain on Clegg’s parade

21 September 2011
Striking Birmingham council workers took their fight to the Liberal Democrats today (Wednesday)—on the day of Nick Clegg’s keynote speech defending cuts.

Battle to keep Remploy factories open

20 September 2011
Remploy workers joined the march against the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham last Sunday (see page 4). They were protesting against plans to close 54 Remploy factories.

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