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Protest: Stories of Resistance – an afternoon with Maxine Peake

“I think it’s almost impossible to write without being political” — Kit de Waal

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Thomas the Tank Engine helps campaigners unite against transport cuts

Friends of the Earth Manchester take to controversial methods to battle inequitable funding between the North and the nation’s capital

Image: Jacob Rawling

Thousands attend People’s Assembly march in Manchester

With the Conservative Party conference arriving in Manchester, thousands choose to make their opposition heard during the People’s Assembly demonstration

Before the march was about to proceed along Oxford Road (Image: Cameron Broome)

Thousands attend ‘Stop Brexit’ Manchester march

Despite competition from the People’s Assembly march, thousands took to the streets during the ‘Stop Brexit’ march, including many students and young people

Image rights: University of Salford Press Office @ Flickr

EXCLUSIVE: Alastair Campbell urges students to take action on Brexit

Alastair Campbell calls for Manchester students to attend the upcoming ‘Stop Brexit’ protest to show “depth of concern and anger about Brexit”

Photo: Fuse TV

‘Hey Nancy, leave teachers alone!’

Students and staff join force in a music-led protest against the 171 impending job cuts at the University of Manchester

Photo: William Bunnis

Protesting: What’s the point?

Miranda Bunnis takes a look at how far protest can go to affect change in today’s society

Photo: David Iliff@Wikipedia

Creative climate activists use paintings for protests

Campaigns escalate in attempts to encourage a top London university to divest from all fossil fuels

Photo: Joe The Goat Farmer @Flickr

A social “awokening”: we need to start taking responsibility

Social media has kept our ‘woke’ generation from taking real political action

Photo: madame-ostrich.com

When fashion fights

The fashion industry has a long and complicated history with protests: in our heated political moment does fashion have a voice that can be heard through the wave of activism?

Photo: Garry Knight @ Flickr

How social media is sculpting politics

The combination of constant encounter with (often shallow) political views on social media platforms and recurring political shocks is shaping the politics of the younger generation

Photo: White House @ Wikimedia

The new Special Relationship

The renewed strength and respect of the Special Relationship can do good for both our countries in times of political unease