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Lord of the Bedroom Tax to face a storm of protest at Manchester housing conference

Lord Freud, the Tory minister for welfare reform, will be greeted by angry tenants and their supporters when he speaks at the national Housing 2013 conference in Manchester on Thursday 27th June. The Bedroom Tax is causing distress and anxiety […]

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Turkey: from Occupy Gezi to War Zone

As the mainstream media remains quiet, the state violence in Turkey since the Gezi Park occupation is escalating. Kerem Nisancioglu sends us this report from Istanbul. Istanbul has been turned into a war zone. People have defiantly stood up to […]

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Manchester solidarity protests held against Turkey repression

Last week there were two protests held in Manchester to show solidarity with demonstrators in Turkey. The protests were called to spread awareness of state violence in Turkey used against those opposed to the building of a shopping mall on […]

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The attack on Legal Aid and why it matters to activists

Network for Police Monitoring Lawyers Group explain why the government’s cuts to Legal Aid represent a catastrophic attack on the justice system

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Protests in Turkey – an Uprising or a Revolution?

John McSweeney reports from Turkey where protests are shaking the country since 28 May 2013. Kicked off  by the uprooting of Gezi Park near Taksim Square to make way for a shopping mall, protestors are now rallying and fighting against […]

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Tenants give the lead in Manchester bedroom tax demo

The beautiful weather certainly didn’t do any harm in helping around three hundred protesters turn out for Saturday’s demonstration against the bedroom tax in Manchester. A rapidly growing rally in the sun saw tenant after tenant summon the courage to […]

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Manchester anti-EDL demo: not a great day for anti-fascism

Yesterday saw members of the EDL and anti-fascists face off at Manchester’s Cenotaph as the far-right attempted to capitalise on the murder of soldier Lee Rigby. We began the day with a rally by the cenotaph, which was surrounded by […]

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Hundreds attend Manchester Peoples’ Assembly

Over 600, maybe 700 people crammed into Central Methodist Hall for the Manchester Peoples ‘Assembly on Tuesday, one of a series of events organised in the lead up to the main assembly held in London next month. The largest attended […]

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