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‘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

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Protesting: What’s the point?

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

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Creative climate activists use paintings for protests

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

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

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

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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?

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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

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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

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Inspired by the Women’s March? Get involved in Manchester

There is a myriad of events happening in 2017 in Manchester to fight for gender equality and women’s rights, so if the Women’s March inspired you to get involved, here’s a short round-up of how you can

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The devilish web

In times of such high political stakes, we need to move away from social media and onto the street in a more inclusive effort for change

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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

Protesters march in May in protest of unfair accommodation fees. Photo: Oscar Webb

UCL Cut The Rent achieves £1 million concession

Following a five-month rent strike in protest of extortionate student accommodation, UCL students have secured promises of bursaries and rent freezes

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Unison claim protesting catering staff threatened with pay deductions

Allegations have been made that UMC threatened any staff who joined Thursday’s rally against job cuts would have an hours pay deducted