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Student elections and ongoing contradictions

Elliott Mills illustrates how continued low voter turnout in Student Union elections is widening the gap between students and those representing them

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Is it okay to punch a Nazi?

David Moseley considers punching a Nazi, musing over the ethics of such an act and its place in the current political climate

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War on drugs: Fabric reopens the debate

With new rules put in place, Fabric is due to reopen, and with it the age-long debate on drugs is back

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Let’s give British democracy the voting system it needs

Admist the rapidity of political events in the last several weeks, we must step back and use the results of the 2015 general election to reopen the debate about our voting system

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A response to “The Burkini: What’s behind it?”

The debate over the burkini tells us a lot about the treatment of women in the continuing tensions between the ‘West’ and Islam

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The burkini: what’s behind it ?

Lioui Benhamou addresses the deeper connotations of the debate surrounding France’s banning of the controversial ‘burkini’

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Student activist forms new democracy party in Hong Kong

Wong gained public recognition through ‘the umbrella movement’ and seeks to protest the One Country, Two Systems policy with his newly-formed party

It was revealed that Warwick backed exemptions from FOI, but the Russell Group and UUK have supported it as well. Photo: iancvt55 @Flickr

Defend the Freedom of Information Act at universities

We must back what is simply the only way to hold the institutions that have an impact on our lives to account. Stand with The Boar and Warwick Globalist

People's Assembly

People’s Assembly National Week of Action

This week saw the People’s Assembly’s Week of Action protesting the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

"We expect political democracy. Why not economic democracy too?" Photo: Peter Tatchell

Interview: Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell, the human rights campaigner, spoke to The Mancunion ahead of his General Election event on the 30th of April

The image that was allowed to be presented at the Refreshers' Fair. Photo: University of Manchester Free Speech and Secular Society

The hypocrisies of censorship

Guest contributors Edgar and John Beswirck argue against the unnecessary censorship of the recent Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoon at the Students’ Union’s Refreshers’ Fair

Photo: The University of Manchester Students' Union

Register to vote at the University of Manchester

Last year, the Government introduced a new registration system of which many students are unaware. If you don’t register to vote, you could face an £80 fine